Dorothea Tanning: From Galesburg Roots to Worldwide Fame

From The Register-Mail:
World renowned artist, Galesburg native and Knox College alumna Dorothea Tanning will be honored with a series of free, public events starting Monday through May 20 at Knox and in the community.

“Dorothea Tanning: From Galesburg Roots to Worldwide Fame” will include an exhibit of Tanning’s artwork, a commemorative proclamation by the City of Galesburg and dedication of a plaque outside her childhood home, and an all-day symposium on her impact in the world of art and literature.

Tanning, who celebrated her 100th birthday last August, has made significant contributions in a number of fields, including painting, sculpture, writing and theatrical design. Knox College awarded her an honorary degree in 1988.