Queens College to Host Free Louis Armstrong Exhibit

Classic Arts News   Queens College to Host Free Louis Armstrong Exhibit
 
Queens College's Godwin-Ternbach Museum will host an exhibition of photos and memorabilia related to the life of trumpeter Louis Armstrong this summer, the college announced.

The exhibition, to run June 20-August 10, will include Armstrong's trumpet, a gold-plated Selmer; letters to the jazz legend from several presidents; a gold record for Armstrong's recording of "Hello, Dolly"; and collages created by Armstrong on tape boxes, as well as Armstrong's books and record jackets, portraits, postcards, trading cards, bumper stickers and stamps bearing his iconic image.

The items are on loan from the Louis Armstrong House Museum, which is located in Armstrong's longtime home in Corona, Queens, and the Louis Armstrong Archives, which are at Queens College and include thousands of photographs, recordings and pieces of correspondence.

Admission to the exhibition is free. For more information, call 718-997-4747 or visit www.qc.cuny.edu/goodwin_ternbach.


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