I Dream a World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America
This exhibition includes a collection of 74 black and white photographs by Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Brian Lanker accompanied by compelling interviews conducted by Lanker when the photos were taken. Lanker earned the Pulitzer Prize for his seminal work on child birth which he conducted while working at the Topeka Capital-Journal. I Dream a World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America is a profound look at some of the most historically and socially influential women of the 20th century. The project includes Maya Angelou, Rosa Parks, Althea Gibson, Lena Horne, Ruby Dee, Coretta Scott King, Oprah Winfrey and Septima Poinsette Clark to name a few. The Mulvane Art Museum has acquired this collection, with the help of many benefactors, and will unveil the achievements of Lanker and in so doing acknowledge the potent words and deeds of his subjects.
The opening of the exhibit will be held in the 2nd floor galleries from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on February 14th, 2020.