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Alumnus' photos of jazz greats on display at Kennedy Museum

Dec 4, 2008  

A new exhibit at the Kennedy Museum of Art captures the jazz greats of the '40s, '50s and '60s. The photographs, by Ohio University alumnus Herman Leonard, will be on display in the museum's newly opened second floor hallway gallery through Feb. 22, 2009.

Leonard's passion for jazz is evident in images he has produced of Dizzie Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, among others. The nine photos in the exhibit are from the museum's permanent collection, which includes 63 works Leonard donated in the early 1990s.

In October, Leonard, who received a bachelor of fine arts degree in 1947, was honored with a Lucie Award for Achievement in Portraiture. The awards are often described as the Oscars of photography.

Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m., Thursday from noon to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.  The museum is closed on Mondays and holidays.  Parking and admission are free.  For more information, call 750-593-1304  or go to www.ohio.edu/museum.

-- From staff reports



Related Links
A Lucie for Leonard:  http://www.ohio.edu/ohiotoday/exclusives/leonard.cfm 

Published: Dec 4, 2008 4:17 PM  

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