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Historic Arkansas Museum - Friday, May 22, 2015

Elizabeth Lenora Hanna

Elizabeth Lenora Hanna (1916 – 2008), was born in Stuttgart, Arkansas, and lived in Lonoke at the time of her death. After receiving her degree at the George Peabody College in Nashville, she went on to study the arts at several noted institutions, including the Corcoran School of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Washington Musical Institute and the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago. Her work has been exhibited in numerous galleries throughout the United States.

The museum’s Arkansas Made publications that document decorative, mechanical and fine art produced in Arkansas through 1870 are being expanded into the 20th century, and will include works like Hanna’s. The museum’s research team has been traveling across the state in search of original art, silver, furniture, pottery, quilts and other artisan-made objects, produced in Arkansas prior to 1950. Their findings are being documented and many will be in Volumes III and IV of Arkansas Made to be published by the University of Arkansas Press.