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Artist lecture & Reception: Sept 5, 2018 @4:30 p.m
The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University presents A Stirring Song Heroic: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom, 1619 to 1865 by Philadelphia artist, William Earle Williams. The exhibition takes place from Aug. 21 to Oct. 7. An artist lecture and reception will be held in the gallery starting at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 5.
A Stirring Song Heroic is an exhibition of contemporary photographs by Williams presented alongside related historic objects. Together, they depict the often invisible journey from slavery to freedom in the United States. The exhibition focuses on historic locations and events in the New World where Americans, black and white, determined the meaning of freedom.
The critically acclaimed exhibition:
Provides a view of many sites where significant historic events occurred, previously undocumented through Williams’s masterful photographs.
Creates extended conversations between relevant historical objects and contemporary photographs, fostering a dialogue for a new understanding of both the power of the photograph and American history.