Scheduled to be on view in the Christian-Green Gallery in Spring 2016, March ON! features hand-inked images from the acclaimed graphic memoir, MARCH. Written by US Representative and Civil Rights leader John Lewis with Andrew Aydin and illustrated by Nate Powell, the three-volume series details Lewis’ momentous political life and philosophical commitment to non-violence. The selections in the exhibition cover events from Lewis’ crucial role in the Civil Right struggles of the 1960s, recount personal moments of discovery, and elaborate the non-violent strategies used throughout the Civil Rights Movement.
Poignantly told and artfully rendered, Nate Powell’s illustrations utilize an innovative brush and ink style that evokes the emotional memory of dark times, roaring crowds, and glorious triumphs. Historical photographs and ephemera as well as art of the 1960s that highlights the aesthetic and political significance of the graphic memoir join the original pages.
Curator: Rebecca Giordano
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