Rev Hesburgh,C.S.C., Martin Luther King Jr and others at 1964 Civil Rights Rally in Illinois (Courtesy of University of Notre Dame Archives, 1964/0621)
To kick off the Discover... South Bend monthly series of the year-long celebration of the 150th anniversary of the City of South Bend, on Monday, January 19 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day,) the Snite Museum of Art will be one of over 15 different South Bend museums and historic landmarks open with free admission on Monday, January 19 for Discover... South Bend Landmarks. The Snite Museum of Art will exhibit, for that one day only, the iconic 1964 photograph of Martin Luther King Jr. and then University of Notre Dame President, Father Hesburgh, C.S.C..
The photograph depicts Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.,with Martin Luther King Jr., Rev. Edgar Chandler (far left), and Msgr. Robert J. Hagarty of Chicago (far right) hand-in-hand singing at the Illinois Rally for Civil Rights in Chicago's Soldier Field, 1964/0621, Courtesy University of Notre Dame Archives.
While the Snite Museum of Art is normally closed on Mondays, the Museum will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on January 19 so guests may view this historic photograph and the three special exhibitions:
Mauricio and Tomás Lasansky: Father and Son
Hour by Hour: Reconstructing a Medieval Breton Prayer Book
Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age 2001-2012
The permanent collection galleries will remain closed that day.
Other participating local sites who will be open that day from noon to 5:00 p.m. with free admission and free shutttle service by Transpo include the Studebaker National Museum, Indiana University South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center, the Birdsell Mansion, the Kizer House, and more. A complete listing of participating institutions can be found at SB150.com. Discover...South Bend is a year-long, monthly-themed event series that strives to highlight various features of the past, present, and future of South Bend. Each month will explore a different topic including athletics, culture, and education. The series will include lectures, exhibits, tours, and events to showcase numerous areas and aspects of the City of South Bend. The Discover... Series is part of the year-long celebration of South Bend’s 150th anniversary.