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Current Issue: September 16, 2002
Volume 38, Number 5

CSWR exhibit celebrates Robb

The John Donald Robb Musical Trust and the UNM General Library’s Center for Southwest Research announce the opening of a new exhibit, “John Donald Robb: A Celebration of His Life and Work.”

The comprehensive exhibit on the musical legacy of John Donald Robb (1892-1989), dean of UNM’s College of Fine Arts from 1942-1957, features his work as collector of Hispanic, Native American and Southwestern folk music, as well as his work as a composer, teacher, writer, electronic music pioneer and cultural ambassador.

The recent exhibit opening featured a concert performance with pianist Tatiana Vetrinskaya, folk musician and artist Frank McCulloch, John Robb, Jr. and others.

Marilyn Fletcher, retired CSWR director and chair of the Robb trust, curated the exhibit with assistance from Jim Moore, Albuquerque Museum director. Now that the images have been scanned, they can create a traveling exhibit to take to the composer’s symposium next spring, Fletcher says.

The exhibit will run through Dec. 20 in the Center for Southwest Research exhibit area of  Zimmerman Library.