october, 2018

sun14oct(oct 14)11:00 amwed02jan(jan 2)5:00 pmRituals, Rites and Celebrations(october 14) 11:00 am - (january 2) 5:00 pm Evansville Museum


October 14 (Sunday) 11:00 am - January 2 (Wednesday) 5:00 pm


Evansville Museum

411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville, Indiana 47713-1098

Event Details

Ritual, rite, ceremony, celebration, tradition, custom, observance – – these words describe something sacred handed down from generation to generation. They relate to various themes throughout history and address class, occupation, belief, relationship, family, identity, gender – – in short, all the elements that occupy the lives of human beings and help to explain who we were, and are, and who our children will become.

Between 1973 and 2005, Evansville photographer Al Harding and his wife Roberta visited over 100 countries. The rituals they observed during these travels were as varied as the places visited. Each was captured by Al Harding’s camera lens and described in notes by Roberta.

In 2007, the couple generously donated a collection of more than 80 photographs to the Evansville Museum following a major exhibition of the work in our Main Gallery.

In this season of many rituals, rites and celebrations, we remember this remarkable couple and celebrate their important legacy gift with a October 14, 2018 – January 2, 2019 Main Gallery exhibition.