Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Marilyn: Celebrating an American Icon

Here's a short piece I wrote on the new exhibition up at the Jepson Center, Marilyn: Celebrating an American Icon. I've always found Marilyn Monroe to be a fascinatingly tragic figure. I wish I could have written more on her.

1 comment:

Annabella J Laurent said...

Hi, Kristopher. I read your piece, The Weeping Time, and think you might be interested in another important part of American history that has nothing but a plaque to show for commemoration: The Negro Building at the 1895 Cotton States and International Exposition. Outside of the little known exhibit is where Booker T. Washington delivered his famous "Atlanta Compromise," speech. Inside the Negro Building marks the early beginnings of the American civil rights movement. Next year marks the 120th anniversary and a national design competition will commemorate its history.