Monday, January 8

Ella is Not Alone!

In a previous post I lamented the fact that Ella Fitzgerald was the only woman to be sculpted as part of Chapman's creepy bust series; and the most scantily clad I might add. Well, today I discovered a second woman amongst the many male heads! This is Donna Ford Attallah, and her bust is now nestled in an alcove on the second floor by the over sized art books; I found her today while doing some research there. Apparently she donated "The Library of Arts and Humanities" this past year, earning her way onto a pedestal nestled amongst the books she so generously supplied. I am thankful for her donation, considering that I do most of my research in that very topical section, and I am glad to see another female amongst the sea of men.

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