Film, Video Walter Evans: Ten Favorite Books and Manuscripts in My Collection
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- Walter Evans: Ten Favorite Books and Manuscripts in My Collection
- Walter O. Evans, well known for his remarkable collection of 19th and 20th century African American artworks, has also assembled an extensive collection of more than 100,000 books and manuscripts. He has taken on the formidable task of selecting his favorite 10 to discuss at the Library of Congress. The talk is part of a planned series of events, through 2010, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Millennium Arts Salon in Washington, D.C. Founded in 2000, the Salon is dedicated to advancing cultural literacy through its arts and cultural programming, including salons, exhibitions, tours and special events.
- Event Date
- April 30, 2010
- - Throughout his life, Dr. Walter. O. Evans has invested in his culture and in humanity. Evans' widely exhibited art collection includes more than 500 paintings, photographs and sculptures by such major American artists as Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Aaron Douglas, Jacob Lawrence, Henry O. Tanner, Alma Thomas, Charles White and many others. Earlier this year, The Savannah College of Art and Design broke ground on a new facility to house the Walter O. Evans Center for African American Studies. Evans received an undergraduate education at Howard University in Washington, D.C. After moving to Michigan, he completed his medical studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
- Related Resources
- Prints and Photographs: http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/
- Rare Books and Special Collections: http://www.loc.gov/rr/rarebook/
- Running Time
- 1 hours, 10 minutes,
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