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Study Room Display Honoring MLK: Equity, Justice, Peace, and Protest

Free admission

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929–1968) the Yale Center for British Art will have a special display in the Study Room. We will celebrate Dr. King’s vision for a more compassionate and just future with a selection of rare materials highlighting the concepts of equity, justice, peace, and protest in drawings, photographs, and prints. Highlights include hand-colored plates by William Blake (1757–1827) from his book Jerusalem, photographs of London’s anti–Vietnam War rallies by Lewis Morley (1925–2013), and Study for “The Golden Age,” a vision of a harmonious society by Francis Danby (1793–1861).

Join us in the Study Room for this special display. Appointments are not needed.

Learn more about Yale University’s 2023 celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and see the full calendar of campus events here.

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Print made by William Blake, Jerusalem, Plate 97, "Awake! Awake Jerusalem....", 1804 to 1820, relief etching printed in orange with pen and black ink, watercolor, and gold on moderately thick, smooth, cream wove paper, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection