Where to Go and What to See

Currently on display at the Chrysler Museum of Art (in Norfolk, VA) is a stirring collection of photographs that document the last year of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s amazing life. The award-winning photographer Benedict J. Fernandez depicted the civil rights leader in both his private and (awe-inspiring) public life, then created a limited-edition portfolio called Almost two decades ago, 80 photographs from the collection were accumulated into a continuously traveling exhibition of the same n

As we stand at an exhibit-opening standstill between major holidays, there isn't much to report this week for WtGaWtS. However, be prepared for next week: Once New Year's passes, there will be an onslaught of openings and receptions to attend—start clearing your schedule now. In the meantime, we will highlight another ongoing exhibit that we missed.

Currently on display at the Chrysler Museum of Art (in Norfolk, VA) is a stirring collection of photographs that document the last year of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s amazing life. The award-winning photographer Benedict J. Fernandez depicted the civil rights leader in both his private and (awe-inspiring) public life, then created a limited-edition portfolio called "Countdown to Eternity." Almost two decades ago, 80 photographs from the collection were accumulated into a continuously traveling exhibition of the same name that currently resides at the Chrysler Museum until March 1, 2009. The fact that the exhibit is ever-moving illustrates how relevant and impressive Fernandez's images—as well as King's prayers for racial peace—are to this day.

(Photo: © Benedict J Fernandez, courtesy Benedict J Fernandez Foundation)

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