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HCC Annual Faculty Show and Annual Student Exhibition

 

Faculty Art Show
Above: Detail from painting by Ron Abbe

Opening Reception: 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Wednesday, April 6, 2005

April 7 at 12:00 noon: Michele S. Kay will discuss the Housatonic Museum of Art's collection and conservation program plans and a tour of the collection will be included.


Student Art Exhibition
Above: Illustration by Amanda Barrett

Opening Reception: 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Wednesday, April 27, 2005

 

The Housatonic Museum of Art will offer the following films highlighting author Zora Neale Hurston and the artists of the Harlem Renaissance.

The Harlem Renaissance encompassed an extraordinary outburst of creativity in poetry, literature, music and the visual arts.The following films will be presented in April in the Gallery:

Against the Odds: The Artists of the Harlem Renaissance This film features more than 130 rarely seen paintings, sculptures, prints, and photographs by black artists, and even more rarely seen archival footage of those artists at work. Showing April 4 - 9.

From These Roots is a documentary by Emmy-award winning filmmaker William Greaves that garnered twenty-two awards for its use of authentic photographs of the period chronicling the artistic, social and political renaissance of Afro-America in the “roaring 20s”. Showing April 10 - 14.

Zora Is My Name, an American Playhouse production that is a joyous tribute, in story telling and in song, to a unique American writer: Zora Neale Hurston. The film features performances by Ruby Dee, Louis Gossett, Jr. and Flip Wilson. Showing April 13 - 19.

Zora Neale Hurston was one of the most important African American women to emerge from the Harlem Renaissance. Zora Hurston was a college graduate and pursued her degree in anthropology. Hurston collected folk stories in the South as well as writing over 200 short stories and several important novels – the most celebrated Their Eyes Were Watching God.