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Study Room Display Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Free admission

Please note, this program was originally scheduled for Tuesday, January 16. 

We will commemorate Dr. King’s vision for a more equitable and just future with a display of drawings, photographs, prints, and rare books highlighting the concepts of integrity, justice, peace, and resistance. Selections from the permanent collection include plates from the books Jerusalem and Songs of Innocence by William Blake (1757–1827); the utopian novel News from Nowhere by William Morris (1834–1896); and, displayed in its entirety, the outstanding Rivington Place Portfolio (2007), a series of eight prints by international artists created to raise funds for Rivington Place, the United Kingdom’s first permanent home for culturally diverse visual arts and photography.

Join us in the Study Room for this special display. Preregistration is required. Please contact ycba.studyroom@yale.edu to register by 4 pm on Wednesday, January 17. 

Learn more about Yale University’s 2024 celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and see the full calendar of campus events here.

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Top image
William Blake, Songs of Innocence, Plate 1, Frontispiece (Bentley 2) (detail), 1789, etching on paper, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection