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Slowing down: The Waterfalls at Boutwell

We figured we’d take a moment to check out something most residents don’t get a chance to visit often – those waterfalls located between the Birmingham Museum of Art and the Boutwell Auditorium.
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It also gives you a chance to check out the Birmingham Urban Mural located next to the auditorium.

YP Expo, the remix

2008 YP expo imageTonight, folks representing Birmingham’s future will invade the Birmingham Museum of Art for an evening of networking and learning. The second annual YP Expo starts at 5:30 p.m. and goes until 9 p.m., with organizers expecting this year’s attendee numbers to far exceed last year’s estimated total of 550.

More than 30 area organizations will share information about how our growing young professional population can become more involved in our community, though we’re thinking they’d love to see anyone who considers themselves young at heart this evening.

A look back: May 2


Piggly-Wiggly entered the Birmingham market with four locations (Downtown, Norwood, Ensley, and Fairfield).


The Birmingham Museum of Art reopened in the $1 million Oscar Wells Memorial Building on Linn Park.

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We did promise Art on the Rocks info

Art on the Rocks 2007 logoArt on the Rocks starts next month at the Birmingham Museum of Art (May 16 to be exact).

So we figured that we’d provide some links, some images, some music and some info to get you feeling anxious for it to finally get here. Head on over to Timetable and check it out.
We hope you like it.

A look back: April 8


The opening exhibition for the Birmingham Museum of Art‘s new building began.


The newly-renovated Vulcan Park was dedicated.

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, Birmingham Museum of Art

Head on over to the Birmingham Museum of Art and hear master storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham today as she tells the tales behind the photographs in the current exhibition, Kathryn Tucker Windham: My Land, My People, taken over a 40 year span from the Great Depression through the civil rights movement. Using slides and her uncanny narrative ability, she will also share the stories of many photographs which have never been published.

If you miss the talk, Ms. Windham’s photographs are on display until May 25 at the museum.

Cost: Free

Birmingham Museum of Art
2000 8th Avenue North (directions)

da Vinci drawings come to town in September

Madonna of the Rocks, Leonardo da Vinci (courtesy of the Birmingham Museum of Art) The Birmingham Museum of Art has scored another major exhibit for Fall 2008. It will be the first time that these works, including one of Leonardo’s most celebrated notebooks, the Codex on the Flight of Birds, will be loaned to a U.S. museum. The exhibition, Leonardo da Vinci: Drawings from the Biblioteca Reale in Turin, will open September 28 and run through November 9.

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