Aug 24, 2010
Beginning Saturday, Kennedy Museum of Art presents an exhibition featuring eight iconic jazz images by world-renowned photographer and alumnus Herman Leonard.
Leonard, who passed away on Aug. 14, was a 1947 graduate and served as the 2009 Undergraduate Commencement speaker. He received an honorary doctorate during the ceremony.
Leonard’s images captured the history and movement of jazz. He received numerous national accolades for his work, including the Milt Hinton Award for Excellence in Jazz Photography, the Lifetime Achievement Award from Downbeat magazine and the Lucie Achievement in Portraiture Award. In the forward of his third book, "Jazz, Giants, and Journeys: The Photography of Herman Leonard," published in 2006, Quincy Jones wrote, "When people think of jazz, their mental picture is likely one of Herman's."
Sixty-two of Leonard's photographs are part of Kennedy Museum of Art's permanent collection. Leonard donated the images in 1993.
Kennedy Museum of Art gallery hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 5 p.m., Thursdays from noon to 8 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed on Mondays and holidays. Admission is free and metered parking is available. Please call 740-593-1304 or click here.