Frank Morrison, Live!

July 8, 2017

Saturday, July 8th, 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., & 3:30 p.m..

Geraldine Braume Turner Auditorium

Frank_MorrisonThe museum is open to the public with free admission as part of our Second Saturday Free Admission Day from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Attendees will have three opportunities to hear Atlanta artist and illustrator Frank Morrison promote appreciation of illustration as an art form, reading as an enjoyable learning experience, how children and adults benefit from viewing art, as well as talking about his road to becoming a professional artist.

Morrison transitioned from graffiti artist and touring rap dancer to fine artist and illustrator after visiting and being inspired by the Louvre and other museums in New York. Morrison has been deeply influenced by many of the African American artists who are represented in The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art: Works on Paper exhibition. He has illustrated more than twenty children’s books, including The Quickest Kid in Clarksville by Pat Zietlow Miller which has been chosen as a notable social studies book for third to fifth grade readers by the Children’s Book Council.

QuickestKidinClarksville2Quickest Kid has a direct connection to Clarksville, Tennessee. It tells the story of two girls determined to impress their track hero Wilma Rudolph, an African American sprinter from Clarksville who, in 1960, became the first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field at the Olympics. Morrison will be available to sign copies of The Quickest Kid after each of his presentations, and copies of the book will be available for purchase in Seasons: The Museum Store.

The programs are free and open to the public. Program sponsored by Agero.

200 South Second St., Clarksville, TN 37040931-648-5780Open: Tuesday Through Sunday • Closed Mondays