MARK PRIEST'S 'THE IRON MEN' JOINS WORKERS CULTURE COLLECTION; RECEPTION MONDAY, 2/13, 5 P.M.
On Monday, Feb. 13, the MSU Museum will debut a new addition to its workers culture collection, “The Iron Men,” a painting by former railroad track laborer and University of Louisville art professor Mark Priest. A reception is set for 5 p.m. in the entry hall.
This painting and over 15 other works were featured in an exhibit of Priest's work, “Iron Men, Steel Rail: Track Labor and the Art of Mark Priest,” which the MSU Museum hosted in 1996.
MSU's Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives Program is a collaboration of the Labor Education Program, MSU School of Human Resources and Labor Relations and the Michigan Traditional Arts Program, MSU Museum. This award-winning program explores and presents the richness and diversity of worker experience and workers culture through a wide spectrum of avenues and activities, including poetry and fiction readings, film openings, concerts, festival programs, exhibitions, and a monthly brown bag lunch series.
The MSU Museum's Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives Program Collection features oral histories, photographs, documentary accounts of worker artists, occupational cultural resources, recordings of music and song, clothing, equipment, and artistic expressions related to the work experience.