Jazz Patriarch Ellis Marsalis New Orleans: A Living Museum of Music, takes a look at the roots and traditions of New Orleans music. Ellis Marsalis, revered jazz pianist, music educator and patriarch of New Orleans’ First Family of Jazz is shown here performing at the annual Spring French Quarter Festival.
William S. Morris III founded the Morris Museum of Art in 1992, in memory of his parents. Morris, who is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Morris Communications, also publishes The Augusta Chronicle, one of the country’s oldest continually published newspapers. The Morris Museum was first incorporated as a non-profit foundation in 1985,
Wilhelmina Holladay, “Billie,” is the co-founder of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Billie and her husband Wallace began collecting art in the 1960s, at a time when scholars and art historians were beginning to take note of the underrepresentation of women and various ethnic groups in museum collections and major art exhibitions.
Margaret Burroughs, a poet, visual artist, educator and arts organizer, grew up in Chicago and made a lasting contribution to that city’s arts and humanities community. Her reach, however, has extended far beyond Chicago’s borders. One of the founding members of the DuSable Museum of African-American History, Burroughs is ranked among the distinctive visionaries of
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