University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum Celebrates Black History Month With New Exhibit
Mazza Museum announces a new exhibit titled Renegades, which celebrates the courageous individuals whose stories shook history and shaped the future. The display features four illustrations that are making their public debut, including a larger-than-life oil painting of Ruby Bridges, by Frank Morrison, who recently won the Coretta Scott King Illustration Award for his book, Standing in the Need of Prayer. The exhibit also features a tribute to recently departed Tuskegee Airman, Lt. Col. Harold Brown, who presented at the University of Findlay in 2018, and received an Honorary Doctorate from UF in 2019.
Mazza Museum Curator, Dan Chudzinski, had this to say, “Rebel. Rogue. Radical. The world may not always smile upon the rule-breakers, but history rarely forgets them. In their rejection of societal norms, labels, and unjust limitations, they were rebelling against the status quo. Their actions demanded acknowledgment, yet also provoked hatred, threats, assault, and even death. The Mazza Museum is proud to celebrate the stories of these courageous individuals. This one’s for the Renegades.”
The exhibit is on display now and will remain open for public viewing for three months. General admission is free to the public during regular business hours, but guided tours of the museum are available upon request for a fee. For more information on the University of Findlay’s Mazza, please visit the Mazza Museum online.