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Thomas Cole, American Poet

In recent years, Director of Education Margarita Sandino and I have tried to make literacy a part of as many of the Dixon’s exhibitions as possible.  This is a Dixon tradition that goes way back to 2009 when we mounted Bold, Cautious, True: Walt Whitman and American Art of the Civil War Era.   In that show, we had a “reading room” with a table full of volumes of Walt Whitman’s poetry and other writings of the Civil War years.     Those of you who attend my Munch and... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Tuesday, February 2, 2016
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David Evans

As a student of Classical languages at Harvard University (1961-65), Evans became interested in American folk music especially blues and African American folk music.After graduating from Harvard, Evans enrolled in the Folklore and Mythology graduate program at the University of California, Los Angeles, receiving his M.A. degree in 1967 and Ph.D. in 1976.   In 1965, he began doing fieldwork in southern states which would go on for the next 12 years. He collected hundreds of hours of... Read More
Posted by Chantal Drake at Thursday, December 31, 2015
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