ART SHAY: IF I HAD CAMERA
Art Museum of the University of Memphis (AMUM) / 142 Communications & fine arts building (UofM campus) June 24, 2019 - October 5, 2019
Art Shay’s 70+ year career left us a seat on his wild ride.
A photograph is a biography of a moment. - Art Shay
Join us for the closing lecture of the exhibit
If I Had A Camera featuring Dr. Eric Gellman
Civil Rights and Social Unrest Through the Lens of Art Shay
Dr. Erik Gellman (professor, UNC-Chapel Hill)
Author of the forthcoming book Troublemakers: Chicago Freedom Struggles Through the Lens of Art Shay
Tuesday, Oct. 1 | 5:30 PM Reception | 6 PM Lecture
Art Museum at the University of Memphis
3750 Norriswood Ave. | 142 Communication and Fine Arts Building
Co-hosted by the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change and the Art Museum at the University of Memphis
The event will begin with a 5:30 p.m. reception followed by a 6 p.m. lecture. It is free and open to the public.
About Dr. Erik Gellman
Gellman is the author of the forthcoming book Troublemakers: Chicago Freedom Struggles Through the Lens of Art Shay (University of Chicago Press, December 2019). His closing lecture will explore Chicago activism and Southern struggles to examine the interplay between grassroots movements and national political figures. Gellman will also examine how Shay’s images of social movements reflect the issues of inequality that continue to permeate America today.