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TCNJ Art Gallery to Present Iconic Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement

TCNJ Art Gallery to Present Iconic Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement

From January 28 through March 1, 2015, TCNJ’s Art Gallery will present, Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement. The exhibition will include 50 photographs by renowned photographer and filmmaker Danny Lyon, whose 1960s photographs of the Civil Rights movement are considered to be some of the defining images of the era.

Born in Brooklyn in 1942, Lyon became a leader of post-War documentary photography and film and helped create a mode of photojournalism in which the picture-maker is deeply and personally embedded in his subject matter. A self-taught photographer and a graduate of the University of Chicago, Lyon began his photographic career in the early 1960s as the first staff photographer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), a national group of college students that played a major role in Civil Rights sit-ins, freedom rides, and the 1963 March on Washington. From 1962 to 1964, Lyon traveled the South and Mid-Atlantic regions documenting the Civil Rights Movement. His photographs were published in The Movement, a documentary book about the Southern Civil Rights Movement, and later in Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement, Lyon’s own memoir of his years working for the SNCC.

The exhibition in TCNJ’s Art Gallery, which is being presented as part of TCNJ’s campus wide exploration of the theme of “Justice” and in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, will include some of Lyon’s most powerful images. Just as Lyon immersed himself in his subject matter, this exhibition of his historic photographs will allow visitors an opportunity to engage with this vitally important period of American history. As U. S. Congressmen John Lewis has commented regarding Lyon’s photography, “This young white New Yorker came South with a camera and a keen eye for history. And he used these simple, elegant gifts to capture the story of one of the most inspiring periods in America’s twentieth century.”

Lyon has had one-person exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Menil Collection in Houston. The exhibition Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement is being loaned to TCNJ by Art2Art Circulating Exhibitions, a non-profit travelling exhibition organization, and is presented courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York.

In conjunction with the exhibition, TCNJ’s Department of Communications Studies will present Lyon’s 1975 film Los Niños Abandonados on February 11, at 10:00 in the Kendall Hall Screening Room. Lyon’s documentary about homeless children in Columbia has been acclaimed as “one of the great cinema-vérité documentaries,” at it remains poignantly timely today, as the U. S. struggles to address the issue of immigration issues in this country.

Exhibition of Artwork by Award-Winning Children’s Book Illustrators

Exhibition of Artwork by Award-Winning Children’s Book Illustrators

The fall exhibition, Visual Voyage: Exploring the Media and Styles of Award Winning Children’s Book Illustrators, showcases more than 50 works of art by renowned picture book artists, including Mary Azarian, Eric Carle, Floyd Cooper, Gérard DuBois, Trina Schart Hyman, Steve Jenkins, Leo Lionni, Ted Lewin, E. B. Lewis, Emily Arnold McCully, Brian Pinkney, Jerry…Continue Reading

Alumni Art Exhibition Opens Fall Season

Alumni Art Exhibition Opens Fall Season

The 2014 Art Alumni Exhibition is on view from September 3 through October 9, 2014. The juror for the exhibition is Sara Reisman, Independent Curator and Director of New York City’s Percent for Art Program. More than 200 artworks were submitted for the exhibition, from which 40 works by 30 alumni artist have been selected…Continue Reading

TCNJ Second Statewide K-12 Exhibition on View June 1-22

TCNJ Second Statewide K-12 Exhibition on View June 1-22

For the second year in a row, TCNJ is recognizing exemplary artwork created by New Jersey’s K-12 students, and showcasing innovative lessons designed by the state’s talented art teachers. The exhibition, titled Art, Innovation, and Ideas, is on view in TCNJ’s Art Gallery from June 1 through June 22, with a special reception on Sunday,…Continue Reading

White Noise – Senior BFA Exhibition on View April 30 to May 16

White Noise – Senior BFA Exhibition on View April 30 to May 16

The Department of Art and Art History and the Art Gallery are pleased to present White Noise, the 2014 Senior BFA exhibition, on view from April 30 through May 16. This exhibition of graduating fine arts and digital arts majors explores a wide range of themes from pageantry to escapism and mediums from animal skins…Continue Reading

Exhibition of Afghan Art on View March 5 through April 17

Exhibition of Afghan Art on View March 5 through April 17

The Art Gallery is very pleased to present Art Amongst War: Visual Culture in Afghanistan, 1979 – 2014, an interdisciplinary exhibition and series of five public programs that will examine the effects of 35 years of war in Afghanistan on the visual culture of the country. The year 2014 marks 35 years since the 1979…Continue Reading

Ruane Miller Exhibition On View Through February 20

Ruane Miller Exhibition On View Through February 20

Through the Window of My Mind . . . Ruane Miller, Paintings & Prints will be on view in the Art Gallery from January 23 through February 20. This retrospective exhibition of forty-six works of art created during the past fifteen years, is presented on the occasion of Miller’s retirement as Professor of Digital Art…Continue Reading

TCNJ Faculty Exhibition on View September 3 through October 10, 2013

TCNJ Faculty Exhibition on View September 3 through October 10, 2013

The Art Gallery is pleased to present Dialogue Past, Present, Future: TCNJ Faculty Exhibition 2013, an exhibition of recent artwork by TCNJ faculty exploring issues related to the College’s year-long theme of “constructing the past.” Artists in the exhibition include Anita Allyn, Betsy Alwin, Chung Chak, Lynn DeClemente, Kenneth Kaplowitz, Elizabeth Mackie, Jay Muhlin, Bill…Continue Reading

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