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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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