DEPS - Department of Exhibition & Performance Spaces Columbia College Chicago

Exhibition Dates: January 12 - February 17, 2006

Columbia College Chicago and the Glass Curtain Gallery are proud to present Gifts of New Orleans: Music and Culture, the first major exhibition of the Library and Archives at the Center for Black Music Research. This seminal exhibition focuses on New Orleans' musical roots of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, contemporary Louisiana popular music styles, and the musical connections between New Orleans and Chicago, particularly in early jazz and blues. Curated by librarians/archivists Suzanne Flandreau and Andrew Leach, the exhibition will feature photographs, recordings (including audio examples), posters, album covers, printed music and archival materials.

The exhibition will run in conjunction with Columbia College Chicago's African American Heritage Celebration.