Banner Image Credit: Bryan Collier (American, born 1967)“And tomorrow YOUR NATION . . . will be what you want it to be.” from Hey Black Child, 2017,
Written by Useni Eugene Perkins, Watercolor and collage on Arches watercolor paper, Collection of the artist
We are very excited to offer a special virtual event to Brenau friends and family thanks to our Academic Affiliate partnership with the High Museum of Art, Atlanta. “Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement through Children’s Books”, currently on display at the museum through November 8th, is a one-of-a-kind exhibition exploring the events, people, and themes of the Civil Rights Movement through children’s picture books.
This free virtual event, open to our Brenau community, will feature the award-winning children’s book author and High Museum guest curator Andrea Davis Pinkney. Pinkney has four books included in the exhibition, including “Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation” and “Let it Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters”.
The exhibition consists of three sections dealing with: conditions leading up to the Civil Rights Movement; key voices and events of the movement; and questions about equality in our current time. The exhibition focuses on children’s books as the medium to demonstrate that difficult conversations can be had with children and children-at-heart surrounding race, injustice, and equality to inspire change.
“As you witness the power conveyed through the art of picture books, you’ll be brought to a place of revelation. Here, we stand on firm ground. Here, we can rejoice in the legacy of social justice, a heritage built by the everyday heroes who came before and by the steadfast individuals who continue to carry equality’s message. Here is a dream worth following.” —Andrea Davis Pinkney
Click HERE to register.
Monday, October 26th
Join Brenau University and Dr. Michael Stubblefield for a virtual evening of flight and fancy celebrating the history of scientific bird artwork. Stubblefield is an avid nature photographer, birder and art collector. His impressive collection of personal photographs and historical prints reveal the wonder of the natural world and, specifically, of the beautiful birds among us. Stubblefield will utilize artwork from his collection to discuss the beginnings and development of ornithological art and its most important historical figures.Stubblefield has been instrumental in the growth of Brenau’s Permanent Art Collection via the Arader Art Fund, and many of the artists and works that he will be discussing now have parallels in Brenau’s own collection.
The event is hosted by Brenau University in coordination with the Brenau University Galleries, the Department of External Relations, and the W. Graham Arader Art Fund and Initiative.
Register for Virtual Event
Click HERE to register. You will receive an email confirming your registration that provides access to the webinar at the time of the event.
About Dr. Michael Stubblefield
Dr. Michael Stubblefield is an accomplished professional nature photographer, writer, art collector, and birder. His natural history images and articles have appeared in hundreds of publications across the globe and he has won several awards for both his photography and writing. He and his wife Elyn have traveled all over the world exploring and photographing the wonders of nature. Their collection of images numbers well over 100,000 and includes hundreds of species of birds in addition to scores of mammals, fish, and other critters as well as spectacular scenes of some of the world’s most diverse and beautiful landscapes.
Dr. Stubblefield is the national medical director for the ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation Program and the architect of comprehensive cancer rehabilitation programs across Select Medical’s national network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and outpatient therapy centers. In addition, Dr. Stubblefield serves as director of cancer rehabilitation at Select Medical’s Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in West Orange, NJ. He is triple board certified in the fields of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), Internal Medicine, and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. Dr. Stubblefield has authored numerous scientific articles and book chapters on cancer rehabilitation and is the editor of “Cancer Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice”, the only comprehensive textbook on cancer rehabilitation.
We hosted our very first virtual “Yoga in the Gallery” event on June 17th. A recording of that session is now available for your use! Join Emilie Cook of Find Your Center Yoga in Gainesville, GA (http://www.findyourcenter-yoga.com/) and the Brenau University Galleries for an hour of restorative yoga!
We’re gathering community feedback on how the Galleries can best serve our friends! This survey is NOT Covid-19 related, so this focuses on how we can provide the best and most desired content throughout our season in general terms.
We’d appreciate your feedback ! It should only take about 5 minutes or less.
We’d love to hear from you. Click here to take the survey.
Did you know that we offer free coloring sheets and scavenger hunts at the Sellars Gallery every semester to go with each new exhibition? Check out these colorings sheet from the Brenau University Permanent Art Collection.
Right click to open image in new tab. Print and color!
Out of an abundance of caution in light of the COVID-19 virus, Brenau Galleries will be closed to the public until further notice. Please stayed tuned and visit https://www.brenau.edu/coronavirus/
Brenau University offices will be closed Wednesday, November 27th-Friday, November 29th, for Thanksgiving Break.