During the Antebellum period, enslaved peoples in the South traveled North to escape bondage. They were guided along the way through coded messages directing them to abolitionist sympathizers, safe houses, and secret routes.
Inspired by his African American heritage and traditions, 4th generation quilter, painter and sculptor Robert Charles Hudson explores the Underground Railroad movement. Using the mixed media of abstract art and hand sewn quilts, we see in Hudson's work symbols and patterns that held special meaning for those en route to freedom.
The exhibit Above the Underground Railroad will be displayed in the Leonard Lief Library Gallery from Wed., Feb. 15 through Wed., Feb. 29th, 2012.
The Library is open: Mon. – Thurs. 9 am – 9:45 pm, Friday 9 am – 6:45 pm, Sat. 10 am – 5:45 pm, Sunday 12 pm – 7:45 pm. Closed Feb. 20th.
A discussion and reception with Artist Robert Charles Hudson will be held in the Library on Wed., Feb. 22 at 3:30 pm. Sponsored by Lehman's Office of Campus Life and the Leonard Lief Library.