Exhibit Reflects on Bicentennial of Lincoln’s Birth

An exhibit of artwork reflecting upon race and coinciding with the year of Lincoln’s bicentennial, will be on display from Oct. 20 through Nov. 20 in the Truman Art Gallery in Ophelia Parrish.

Entitled “American Race,” the exhibition features contemporary art conceived as a reflection on the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth, which serves as the midpoint between the settlement of Jamestown and the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

Peter Fine, assistant professor of graphic design at New Mexico State University, and Aaron fine, associate professor of art and gallery director at Truman, curated the exhibit.

Featured artists include Aileen Bassis, N.J.; Robert Gerhardt, N.Y.; Darlynna John, La.; Chido Johnson, Mich.; Christina Marsh, Md.; Jacob Munoz, Texas; J. Thomas Pallas, Ill.; Terri Saul, Calif.; Paul Solomon, Mich.; and Jill Weisberg, Fla.

An opening reception for the exhibit will take place at 6 p.m. Oct. 20. In addition, a roundtable discussion on race will take place at place at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in the gallery.      

The Department of Art and the Department of Society and Environment are presenting the events and exhibit, which have received generous support from the Schwengel Lincoln Fund and the Office of the Provost.

The Missouri Arts Council has also provided financial assistance.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit http://tsugallery.wordpress.com, or contact Aaron Fine at 785.5386 or afine@truman.edu.  

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