Friday, January 7, 2011

'Illustrated Sheet Music By Black Composers 1828–1943' by Dr. Theresa Leininger-Miller of the U. of Cincinnati, Main Library Jan. 8, 2 PM

["The show draws on sheet music from the library's extensive collection, featuring covers that are hand-drawn and often reproduced as brightly colored chromolithographs." (Photo and caption:, 1/6/11)]

Illustrated Sheet Music By Black Composers 1828–1943
Opening Lecture
Saturday, January 8, 2:00 p.m.
Huenefeld Tower Room, Third Floor

Exhibit curator and Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Cincinnati Dr. Theresa Leininger-Miller will illustrate and examine the many moods, messages and social restraints associated with the early works of African American composers.

January 7 — February 28
Cincinnati Room, Third Floor
Main Library
800 Vine Street

From Francis Johnson to Duke Ellington, the significant contributions of African American composers to this country’s musical heritage are vividly demonstrated through illustrated sheet music drawn from the Library’s extensive collection now on display at the Main Library. [Francis B. Johnson and Duke Ellington are profiled at]

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