Famous Talladega Murals Has a Connection to Dillard History

The New Orleans Museum of Art is currently showcasing an exhibition of muralist Hale Woodruff murals “Rising Up” which is housed at Talladega College. The murals displays scenes from the famous Amistad Case. The Amistad Case is very important to Dillard University as the abolitionist who supported the case established the American Missionary Association (AMA). The AMA founded schools for African Americans after the Civil War across the nation. One of the school established by the AMA was Straight College which was founded in 1869. Straight College merged with New Orleans University in 1930 to start Dillard University in 1935. Please click the link for more information.

http://www.nola.com/arts/index.ssf/2014/05/new_orleans_museum_of_art_show.html

If you are in the New Orleans area this summer please visit this historical and beautiful pieces of art.
What: “Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College” is the first touring exhibit of the massive historical paintings created by the noted African-American artist.
Where: New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park.
When: May 16-Sept. 14. Fri., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Tues.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: $10 adults; $8 seniors; $6 children (ages 7-17). Wednesdays are free for Louisiana residents with ID. For details call 504.658.4100 or visit noma.org.

 

 

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