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EMERSON GALLERY ANNOUNCES 1997-98 EXHIBITION SCHEDULE


The Emerson Gallery at HamiltonCollege presents as its opening exhibition for the 1997-98 year, Shouts fromthe Wall: Posters and Photographs Brought Home from the Spanish Civil War byAmerican Volunteers. The exhibition will run from Sunday, Sept. 7, throughSunday, Oct. 19.

Other exhibitions during the first semester will include Milt Hinton:Photographs of Jazz Musicians from Oct. 20 through Oct. 24 and Proper,Improper and Heroic: Women in Nineteenth Century Japanese Art from Oct. 30through Dec. 16.

The second semester will bring The Buffalo Soldier: The African AmericanSoldier in the U.S. Army, 1866-1912, on display from Jan. 12 through Feb.22, and Senior Art Projects '98, from Apr. 20 through May 24.

The Emerson Gallery is located in Christian A. Johnson Hall, which iswheelchair accessible. Hours are Monday through Friday, from 12 to 5 p.m., andSaturday and Sunday, from 1 to 5 p.m. during scheduled exhibitions. Allexhibitions and related programs are free and open to the general public.

Shouts from the Wall presents a selection of powerful posters that wereused by the Spanish Republic during the Civil War of 1936-1939 to inspire itssupporters in the fight against Franco. The posters were displayed on thewalls of Spanish cities and towns during the war, and now serve asdocumentation of this important early struggle against fascism. A series ofchallenging and broad-ranging programs will be presented along with theexhibition.

Proper, Improper and Heroic will explore the evolution of the depictionof women in Japanese art over the course of the 19th century, lookingprincipally at woodblock prints. The exhibition will emphasize the changinghistorical context of the works presented, and look at the shifting perceptionsof the function of images of women (and of women themselves) that came with thereopening of Japan to the outside world at the end of the Edo period. DianeGraham, visiting instructor in Asian art, will serve as guest curator for theexhibition.

The Buffalo Soldier will tell the story, primarily through photographs,of the first African-Americans to serve in the regular peacetime U.S. Armyafter the Civil War. These soldiers were involved in the Indian wars out West,but were also active in Cuba and the Philippines. The exhibition will takeplace during Black History Month.

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