Columbia College Chicago

February 14, 2014

The 70 Year Valentine

If you’ve been around the Library recently, you know that we’ve been making quite the fuss about Art Shay and My Florence, an exhibition of photographs Art lovingly compiled documenting 67 years of marriage to Florence. It is the ultimate valentine.

But Mr. Shay isn’t just a husband who was deeply in love with his wife, he is a world-renowned photographer (his photos have graced over 1,000 magazine covers). So this exhibition has received more attention than any other we’ve displayed at the Library. The whirlwinds of activity have included national media attention, local media attention, and an opening reception that brought throngs of people through our doors.

Here's a sampling of the great coverage My Florence has received: 

Photographs Tell Story of Decades Long Romance from the CBS Evening News [video]

My Florence: Photographs by Art Shay from Chicago Tonight [video]

Famed Photographer Art Shay's Show Captures His True Love by Mark Konkol

Arts Preview: 'My Florence: Photographs by Art Shay' by Thomas Connors

Bonus: From The Vault of Art Shay: Forever My Florence by Art Shay

So today, Valentine's Day, we strongly encourage you to grab your sweetheart and stop by the Library for an exhibit that is sure to make you smile.

My Florence: Photographs by Art Shay is on exhibit at 624 S. Michigan, 2nd Floor, until May 24, 2014.

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