Weary Blues: Poetry and Jazz from Langston Hughes Exhibition
9:00 AM until Friday, December 11, 2015 – 6:00 PM
This exhibition, on display in the UCSB Arts Library Lobby through Dec. 11, was inspired by a recent multimedia presentation of “The Langston Hughes Project / Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” at UCSB’s Multicultural Center, under the direction of Dr. Ron McCurdy. The performance brought Hughes’ epic poem “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz” to life as the poet originally intended: with jazz musical accompaniment. A CD recording of the performance is available in the Music Library.
The exhibition contains UCSB Library materials from the Music, Art, Black Studies, and Special Research Collections, as well as posters and fliers for The Langston Hughes Project from McCurdy’s personal collection. These materials showcase and honor Hughes’ lasting contributions to American culture.
The exhibition can be viewed during Arts Library hours.