|Restored Talladega College Murals at the High Museum of Art|
|Written by Wilson Trivino|
|Monday, 02 July 2012 18:47|
Atlanta, Georgia- At the High Museum of Art there is an exhibit that literarily is a once in a life time opportunity to see some master piece art works at eye level.
I was not aware of Hale Aspacio Woodruff or the Talladega Murals but the vibrant color and the story within them is breathtaking. As a student of Diego Rivera, Woodruff has in the Rivera tradition used the mural to showcase a story.
The Restored Talladega College Murals are on display after the completion of a twelve month conservation make over. The connection with the High Museum and artist Hale Aspacio Woodruff led to the partnership with Talladaga College to remove them from this original location and restore them to their original glory.
Made up of six canvases arranged in two cycles of two, they depict a story of important moments of the history of Talladega College. They were commissioned works by Hale Aspacio Woodruff, who had links to Atlanta. He was for a time first chair of the art department of Atlanta University and he worked with the High Museum during his life.
These works hanged in the wall of the library in this Talladaga College in Talladaga, Alabama and now embark on a nationwide tour with a kick off at the High Museum of Art.
On Saturday, July 21 2012 at 10 am, Clark Atlanta University – Downtown, there will be a curator led tour of local works of Woodruff, be sure to check it out.
Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College run through September 2, don’t miss out, for more details visit: www.High.org
|Last Updated ( Tuesday, 03 July 2012 05:57 )|