HI Grants $1,400 for Railroad Photography Lectures and Exhibit

Humanities Iowa, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, granted $1,400 to The Figge Art Museum for the Tracks: The Railroad in Photographs from the George Eastman House Collection at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport. The exhibit, which covers 160 years of Railroad Photography, will be on display through April 24th. Three lectures, which are free and open to the public, will also occur at the Figge Art Museum Auditorium:

January 30 at 2:00 PM: “Tracking the Trains: Artists and American Railroads” by Joni L Kinsy
February 17 at 7:00 PM: “The World’s Most Perfect Servant: The Pullman Porter Co. and the African-American Experience” by Peter A Hansen
February 27 at 2:00 PM: “From Daguerreotypes to Digital Inkjet Prints: The Evolution and Challenges of Photographic Processes” by Michael Godsil

The mission of Humanities Iowa is to promote understanding and appreciation of the people, communities, cultures, and stories of importance to Iowa and the nation.  For more information on funding opportunities from Humanities Iowa, see its website at http://www.humanitiesiowa.org.