Tonight, The University of Memphis Art Museum will host the closing lecture of the exhibit If I Had A Camera featuring Dr. Eric Gellman.
The lecture, titled “Civil Rights and Social Unrest Through the Lens of Art Shay” will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday evening, with a reception beforehand at 5:30 p.m.
Gellman is the author of the forthcoming book Troublemakers: Chicago Freedom Struggles Through the Lens of Art Shay. His closing lecture will explore Chicago activism and Southern struggles to examine the interplay between grassroots movements and national political figures. Gellman will also examine how Shay’s images of social movements reflect the issues of inequality that continue to permeate America today.