200 Years African American Art Celebrating Dr. MLK Jr.

The Tone and Tenor show today focused on:
REPRESENT: 200 Years of African American Art & Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
The show looked back at African American Art and the Final Journey of Dr. Martin Luther King through the eyes of others.
Joining The Tone and Tenor ‘bipartisan voices of the people” show to discuss the topic was:
In studio:
John Vick, Project Curatorial Assistant, Modern & Contemporary Art; Philadelphia Museum of Art. John is the Organizing Curator of the exhibit Represent: 200 Years of African American Art. He worked closely with Dr. Gwendolyn Dubois Shaw, Associate Professor of American Art, University of Pennsylvania, who serves as the Consulting Curator of the Exhibition.

Via Telephone:
Emily Schreiner, Berton Sallie Korman Associate Curator of Education for Family and Community Learning at the Philadelphia Art Museum.

Judge D’Army Bailey, Founder of the National Museum of Civil Rights, attorney, circuit court judge, civil rights activist, film actor and author of Mine Eyes Have Seen Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Journey
Thanks to Sylvester Stallone and the movie Rocky Philadelphia’s Museum of Art has the most famous steps in the world.Vistors to the City of Brotherly Love make it a point to run the steps. Should they venture past the steps and through the doors one will learn that the museum is one of the most important in the United States, with a collection of more than 227,000 works of art. The Museum’s many galleries present painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, decorative arts, textiles and architectural settings from Asia, Europe, Latin America and of course the United States. Its facility includes its Landmark main building Ruth and Raymond G Perelman Building, the Rodin Museum and two historic houses located in Fairmount Park the world’s largest urban park. If one was to venture through the doors you will come to realize that the Museum offers a wide variety of activities for the public including: programs, lectures, concerts, and special exhibits.
In the Honickman and Berman Galleries, ground floor, main building is the latest exhibit Represent: 200 Years of African American Art. Tone and Tenor will focuses the first segment of the show on Represent: 200 Years of African American Art

The last segment of the show will pays homage to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr as we celebrate history birthday which was January 15th and the MLK National Day of Service our guest will be Judge D’Army Bailey founder of the National Civil Rights Museum, civil rights activist, film actor, attorney and author of Mine Eyes Have Seen Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Journey. The National Civil Rights Museum is a privately owned complex of museums and historic buildings in Memphis, Tennessee, which traces the history of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the 17th century to the present. The museum is built around the former Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968.


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