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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)

Joe Minter’s art at Vulcan tonight

Joe Minter’s The Slave Ship - Andre Natta/The Terminal

Joe Minter’s The Slave Ship. André Natta/The Terminal

This is one of the many pieces created by Joe Minter that will be discussed during the last installment of Vulcan Park’s Collective Perspectives series beginning with cocktails and socializing at 5 p.m. in their visitors center. This calendar listing provides additional information about Emily Hannah’s presentation about the long-time Titusville resident.

If you really can’t come out, then check out Charles’ thoughts about that office park that you drive by on the way home… you know, the one on 280 – or do you? Though we think you should come out and enjoy that time you’d be sitting in traffic with us at Vulcan.

Collective Perspectives continues at Vulcan Park

Part two of Vulcan Park‘s 2008 Collective Perspectives series, “Way Down South in Birmingham,” will take place on Tuesday, February 12 and feature Miles College jazz band director Daniel Western.

The series, entitled Neighborhoods: Artful Excursions Through Birmingham’s African-American Communities, is a celebration of Black history. Audra Bean, Vulcan Park’s director of marketing and public relations, describes it as “… a series of non-traditional programs that enlighten and educate people in Birmingham,” taking a deeper look at the city’s Black communities such as Ensley and Titusville through music, oral history, documentary film and folk art. Since Vulcan is seen as the center of Birmingham, Bean felt like the center should be educating people about the city’s past.

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