Series features curator of art and civil rights initiative


Redell Hearn

Redell Hearn
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MUW University Relations



On Thursday, Nov. 1, Mississippi University for Women's fall Forum Series hosted by the Gordy Honors College will feature Redell Hearn, curator of art and civil rights for Tougaloo College and the Mississippi Museum of Art. 


Hearn will discuss the relation of art to the civil rights movement and will focus especially on the exhibit "The Art of Engagement: Meditation on a Movement," which positions art works amid the social turbulence of the movement and the decade immediately following. 


Art works in the exhibit were created or acquired by the Mississippi Museum of Art and Tougaloo College and are currently on view at the Tougaloo College Art Gallery.  


Hearn is a Fulbright Specialist in museum studies and has also served as consultant with the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation, among others. She is founding director of the first graduate-level museum studies program in Louisiana and has served as a board member of the Association of African American Museums. She currently also teaches museum studies for Johns Hopkins University. 


This presentation is free and open to the community and begins at 6 p.m. in Nissan Auditorium. For more information, email [email protected], call 662-241-6850, or visit



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