The Miami University Art Museum has for many years taken a proactive role in developing and presenting exhibitions that focus on social and racial justice. So did Steve Schapiro, the acclaimed photographer and photojournalist who documented many iconic moments during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. Schapiro was here in Oxford in June 1964 on assignment for Life magazine, on the grounds of the former Western College for Women, the land on which this museum stands.
SAT | SEP 10, 2022 | Open House & Training for Freedom Film
Noon-5 PM - Open House
2-4 PM - Drop-in Tours
Join us for an open house with refreshments and activities as well as a film screening in our auditorium of the 2022 PBS Documentary, Training for Freedom (27 mins.) The film presents the history and personal stories of those who came together in Oxford, OH, as they prepared to help register Black voters in the deep South during the historic 1964 Freedom Summer campaign. Q&A follows from Miami University Archivist Jacqueline Johnson and Freedom Summer ‘64 trainee and activist and Miami University Professor Emeritus Richard Momeyer.
WED | SEP 14, 2022 | 5-7 PM
Freedom! Talk and music
TAMMY KERNODLE & MIAMI UNIVERSITY GOSPEL SINGERS
Join us for an insightful and powerful talk and music by Professor Tammy Kernodle, followed by acapella music by Miami University Gospel Singers (MUGS). Join if you wish in the student-led acapella songs in the McKie Gallery.
WED | SEP 21, 2022 | 5-7 PM
Points of View: Searching, Finding, Seeing. - Photographer Mark Clennon:
Seeing Mark Clennon’s photographs and hearing the stories behind his images will offer a contemporary lens into the world of Civil Rights activities. Clennon has been photographing Civil Rights protests over the past few years, including important protests in NYC following the 2020 murder of George Floyd. As a contemporary photographer, Clennon will bridge today’s movement with the historic 1964 Freedom Summer Program as documented by Steve Schapiro. Mark Clennon’s contemporary Civil Rights photographs of the Black Lives Matter Movement will provide an important context for the importance of the image as social documentation.
Sponsored by Richard and Susan Momeyer and FotoFocus.
WED | OCT 5, 2022 | 12 PM Noontime Chatter with Staff at MUAM [Virtual]
Finding Freedom Summer Traveling Panel Project
Hosted by Collections Manager & Registrar Laura Stewart with guests: Jacqueline Johnson, Stephanie Danker, Kimberly Hoffman, Zack Tucker and Alia Levar Wegner.
All Programs are FREE & OPEN TO ALL.
501 E. High Street
Oxford, OH 45056
1601 University Blvd.
Hamilton, OH 45011
4200 N. University Blvd.
Middletown, OH 45042
7847 VOA Park Dr.
(Corner of VOA Park Dr. and Cox Rd.)
West Chester, OH 45069
Chateau de Differdange
1, Impasse du Chateau, L-4524 Differdange
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
217-222 MacMillan Hall
501 E. Spring St.
Oxford, OH 45056, USA