Marian Anderson (1897-1993) was an American singer, Philadelphia born, and while her most famous performances took place in the United States—notably, her 1939 open-air concert in Washington, D.C., on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial—she performed in nearly two dozen countries across the globe. She enjoyed world travel and found some of her most appreciative audiences outside the United States. This exhibit presents photographs and memorabilia documenting her travels abroad, which spanned nearly thirty-five years of her long career.
Happy Birthday, Marian Anderson!
February 27, 2017, 2-4PM
Marian Anderson Music Study Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, fourth floor west
Join the Otto E. Albrecht Music Library and the Kislak Center in celebrating the 120th birth anniversary of legendary singer, civil rights pioneer and Philadelphian Marian Anderson with a pop-up exhibit featuring recordings, letters, excerpts from Miss Anderson's home movies, and more. Refreshments will be served.
Registration is appreciated.