Public History student Marcy Werner is the curator of a new exhibit at Louisville’s Muhammad Ali Center. The exhibit serves as Werner’s thesis for her Master’s of Art in the Critical and Curatorial Studies program. Renard, a Louisville native, was well-known for his documentary photography until his death in 2008. Werner’s exhibit features 27 black-and-white photos, many of which appeared in Joyce Carol Oates’s On Boxing (1986).
The exhibit runs through Nov. 30. For more info, see http://www.alicenter.org/press/newsarchive/Pages/TheAliCenterAnnouncesNewPhotographicExhibit%E2%80%9CTheBrutalAesthetic%E2%80%9DBYJohnRanard.aspx
Professor Vivian is in Charleston, South Carolina, for a few days. He’s presenting a paper at the annual meeting of the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians and doing a little research. He says the working conditions are challenging.
Historic Locust Grove hosted Professor Vivian’s History 597 class last week. Carol Ely gave a great tour.
If you haven’t been to Locust Grove, you owe it to yourself to check it out. It’s one of the most interesting historic sites in the Ohio Valley. For more info, see http://www.locustgrove.org/
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