A GI-Wise Gypsy Opening Reception at New Mexico Humanities Council, Albuquerque
PLEASE NOTE!
Due to the March 23, 2020 NM DOH Public Health Order, These Event Listings Are Not Accurate!
All non-essential businesses are closed, public gatherings are prohibited!
(One day some of these events will be rescheduled or will resume, but they are not happening now!)

A GI-Wise Gypsy Opening Reception

Thursday Feb 22, 2018

4115 Silver Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
US

Cost:

FREE

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

Contact:

Jodi Hedderig

Phone: 505-633-7371

Exhibition features newspaper column excerpts and photographs from Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and Albuquerque resident Ernie Pyle's work and life. The exhibit runs through 3/30.

Photo of Ernie PylePulitzer Prize winning journalist (1944) and Albuquerque resident Ernie Pyle (1900-1945) was widely recognized as the “greatest war correspondent of World War ll.”  A roving reporter and columnist who traveled alongside the American infantry in World War II and wrote about the daily lives of average soldiers, Pyle was, in the words of Staff Sergeant Ralph D. Martin, correspondent for the military newspaper Stars & Stripes, "simply, honestly, better than anybody else, he was the one who told [the American people] just how the American soldier was living...just what his thoughts and worries and daily problems were...a GI-wise gypsy." 

New Mexico Humanities Council hosts Ernie Pyle: A GI-Wise Gypsy, an exhibition featuring newspaper column excerpts and photographs from Pyle’s work and life. The exhibit runs February 1 through March 30, 2018. Join us on Thursday, February 22 at 6:00pm for a reception and conversation with historians and editors of Ernie Pyle: Tributes to America’s Best Loved Newspaper Columnist, Baldwin G. Burr and Richard Melzer.

This program is part of the Democracy and the Informed Citizen Initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils. The initiative seeks to deepen the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry. We thank The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.