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Rising Up: Hale Woodruff's Murals at Talladega College

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© Courtesy of the Chicago Cultural Center
Rising Up: Hale Woodruff's Murals at Talladega College

78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
March 23rd, 2013 - June 16th, 2013
Opening: March 23rd, 2013 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.chicagoculturalcenter.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Michigan Ave/Downtown
EMAIL:  
dcase@cityofchicago.org
OPEN HOURS:  
Mon-Thu 9-7; Fri-Sat 9-6; Sun 10-6
TAGS:  
murals, prints

DESCRIPTION

Opening March 23 at the Chicago Cultural Center and running through June 16, "Rising Up: Hale Woodruff's Murals at Talladega College" features six monumentally-scaled murals painted in 1939-42 by African American artist Hale Woodruff. Never before seen outside of Alabama's Talladega College, the murals depict the 1839 mutiny by slaves on the Spanish ship La Amistad and its aftermath. Newly restored to their original, vibrant colors, the murals are accompanied by 30 paintings and prints that document Woodruff's work from the 1920s to the 1940s, making this exhibition a rare opportunity to see this important Harlem Renaissance artist's work in depth. "Rising Up" is organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, in collaboration with Talladega College, Talladega, Alabama. This exhibition is made possible through support from the Terra Foundation for American Art.