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The Owsley Moment

Vivid descriptions of art on display in our part of the state

S03 E19 – John Steuart Curry – John Brown – 1939

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This print conveys the urgency of the anti-slavery movement in the years leading up to the Civil War and casts Brown as a hero for that cause despite his violent methods.

Research by Gabrielle M. O’Neal
Voiced by Martin Tebo
Produced by Sean Ashcraft in cooperation with the David Owsley Museum of Art and the Ball State School of Art.

Music used in this episode:
General William Booth Enters Into Heaven
Composed by Charles Ives
Performed by David Pittsinger and Douglas Dickson

John Steuart Curry – John Brown – 1939

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