Earlier this semester Professor Joseph Norman was honored alongside baseball legend Hank Aaron at Clark Atlanta University in conjunction with a Major League Baseball and Annual Hank Aaron Weekend celebration. This honor was related to an exhibit of Professor Norman’s work held in the University’s art museum, Out at Home!, which paid tribute to African American baseball players in the Negro League who were barred from playing in the major leagues during the segregation era. In attendance at the event was Carolyn Yung, wife of former UN ambassador Andrew Yung, who invited Professor Norman to deliver a lecture on December 5th at the Clark Atlanta University Art Museum in which he will discuss how racism and bigotry once sullied the favorite American pastime.
Norman is the former chair of the Painting and Drawing Area in the School of Art t and Founder of study abroad programs in Latin America, Cuba, Costa Rica, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. His works are housed in the most important museums and public collections in the U.S. including, The Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the National Gallery and the Smithsonian Museum of American Art in Washington, DC.