Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center and State Museum Gallery
The Power of an Image
Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center, 3700 Blue Parkway
The exhibit runs Feb. 15 to May 2013
Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Positive African American images in U.S. Media from the 1940s to 1980s.
In the auditorium:
The Spirit of Freedom Foundation collection, “Jazz Greats,” a series of pastel and charcoal portraits of African American jazz musicians, is on loan from the Spirit of Freedom Foundation and sponsored by the Friends of Bruce R. Watkins.
The Gertrude Keith Resource Library:
“The Life and Times of York" York, a slave who accompanied explorers Lewis and Clark on their famous expedition, was the first black man to venture into the wilderness of the Louisiana Purchase. The exhibit chronicles his life and examines the conditions and environment of slavery in the early to mid-1800s. Opened in the spring of 2004, the exhibit will run indefinitely, and was established with the support of state, county and municipal governments.
Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.