An Exhibition of Art, History, and Culture Celebrating 200 Years of
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Meet the Curator
Hello! My name is Clark Silva. After receiving my bachelors in Illustration from California State University, Fullerton, I returned to pursue my Masters in Art History and Museum Studies. My study focus is not only on museology, including registration archivist, and exhibition design, but visual culture, specifically holidays/festivals, folktales, mythology, video games, heavy metal music, and LGBT art and representations.
I have always loved Halloween, and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow has been an intrinsic part of the celebration for me. As a contemporary symbol of the holiday in America, I wanted to analyze the history of the story, and how a tale written years before Halloween arrived in the United States became synonymous with it. This exhibition, Legend: 200 Years of Sleepy Hollow, seeks to trace the evolution of the Legend in popular culture, from bucolic folk tale to Halloween harbinger.
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