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Screening of O Brother Man: The Art and Life of Lynd Ward

Join us on Thursday, March 31 at 6:00 pm to salute the end of our Undiscovered Printmakers exhibition with a screening and introduction by the filmmakers in the Murray Room on the Fifth Floor of Lauinger Library. The Undiscovered Printmakers: Hidden Treasures at Georgetown Univerisity Library exhibition in the Special Collections and Charles Marvin Fairchild Memorial Galleries features many works by Lynd Ward and ends April 10.

Synopsis: Lynd Ward is the father of the American graphic novel and one of the most prolific book illustrators and printmakers in the history of American art. Featuring more than 150 wood engravings, drawings, and illustrations by this important American artist and storyteller, this 90-minute film brings the creativity of Ward to life and illustrates his mastery of narrative without text. His work chronicles American life in the 20th century, and demonstrates his deep personal commitment to social justice and the plight of the workingman surrounding the years of the Great Depression. Written, narrated, and directed by Michael Maglaras of 217 Films. Featuring interviews with Ward's daughter, Robin Ward Savage.

March 31, 2016
6:00 pm
Murray Room, 5th floor, Lauinger Library
RSVP by: 
Monday, March 28, 2016

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