Please note: due to inclement weather, the opening for the Terry Adkins exhibit has been rescheduled for Feb. 4

      Union exhibits explore American slave experience



      A dual exhibit opening Jan. 14 in the Nott Memorial explores the American slave experience. 

        a.. Twelve Years a Slave: The Kidnapping, Enslavement & Rescue of Solomon Northup. Photographs, prints, documents and artifacts retell the story of Solomon Northup, a resident of Saratoga Springs, who was kidnapped in 1841 and sold into slavery. 
        a.. Powre Above Powres: Passing Freedom. Installation exhibit by Terry Adkins, which features a series of sculptures and drawings inspired by the story of Solomon Northup and attuned to the architecture and geometry of Union's Nott Memorial. 
      The exhibit opens Thursday, Jan. 14, at 4:30 p.m. in the Nott Memorial with a slide lecture and reception with artist Terry Adkins. A reception and gallery talk by Sue Eakin, co-editor of the 1968 book Twelve Years a Slave is set for Thursday, Jan. 21, at 7:30 p.m. The exhibits run through March 14.

      Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 10 p.m.

      A number of events to be presented throughout the exhibit will be detailed in future editions of the Chronicle. The complete listing follows:

      ALL EVENTS AT THE NOTT MEMORIAL ON UNION'S CAMPUS UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED. EVENTS ARE FREE/OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. 

        a.. Gallery talk and reception with Terry Adkins: Slide lecture and opening reception for Powre Above Powres-Passing Freedom. 
        Thursday, Feb. 4 (rescheduled from Jan. 14)
        4:30 - 7p.m.

        a.. The Narrative of Solomon Northup: Gallery talk and opening reception for Twelve Years A Slave - The Kidnapping, Enslavement and Rescue of Solomon Northup. Dr. Sue Eakin, co-editor of the 1968 biography Twelve Years A Slave, will give a walk-through of the exhibition. 
        Thursday, January 21
        7:30 p.m.

        a.. The Kidnapping of Free Blacks: Panel discussion of the issue of kidnapping free blacks prior to the Civil War. 
        Friday, January 29
        7:30 p.m.

        a.. The Role of History in Contemporary Art: Panel discussion with regional African-American artists. 
        Thursday, February 4
        7:30 p.m.

        a.. The Art of Liberation Lost and Found: Lecture by Union Africana Studies Department Professor A.T. Miller. 
        Wednesday, February 10
        7:30 p.m.

        a.. "The Blacks Are Supreme"?: African-American Workers and Southern Visitors in Antebellum Saratoga Springs: Lecture by Jon Sterngass, History Department, Union College. 
        Monday, February 15
        7:30 p.m.

        a.. Poetry Reading: Princeton University Professor and Pulitzer Prize winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa will present a work written specifically for the exhibition. 
        Thursday, February 18
        7:30 p.m.

        a.. The Literature of Slavery - Narrative, Biomythology, and Fiction: Lecture by Carolyn Mitchell, Women's Studies Department, Union College. 
        Tuesday, February 23
        7:30 p.m.

        a.. Daughters of the Dust (1992, 113 minutes, unrated): Film written and directed by Julie Dash, followed by panel discussion led by Edward Pavlic, Africana Studies Department, Union College. 
        Sunday, February 28
        Olin Center Lecture Hall, Room 115
        7:30 p.m.

        a.. Solomon Northup and the Meaning of Freedom: Lecture by Joseph Logston, co-editor of the 1968 edition of Twelve Years A Slave. 
        Tuesday, March 2
        7:30 p.m.

        a.. Passing Freedom: Performance/concert with Terry Adkins and Union College students and faculty using four 18 foot-long brass horn sculptures created by Terry Adkins. 
        Thursday, March 11
        7:30 p.m.

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      Last Revised By: Office of Communications, Monday, September 20, 1999 12:00 AM 
     


Joseph M. Linzy Sr.
Chief Master Sergeant,
USAF, Retired

http://www.geocities.com/old-history  (Solomon Northup's Autobiography)

http://www.geocities.com/black-history  (Black American WW-1 Veterans)