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Enjoy Mid-Week Program of Art and Music at Central Library

Don’t miss The Birmingham Scene: Seldom-Seen Artwork From the 1930s and 1940s. The exhibition is scheduled to close at the end of next week. On Wednesday December 28, we’ve added one final Gallery Talk by Marjorie White, Director, Birmingham Historical Society. White’s talk will follow the noon performance by The Pillars Gospel group, in the Atrium of the Central Library.

The one-time event pairing the Gallery Talk and The Pillar’s mini-concert creates a great opportunity to enjoy music as the backdrop, in telling the story of the era depicted in the exhibition. On display in the Fourth Floor Gallery of Central library are more than 60 works of art including numerous scenes of daily life in Birmingham. “We found watercolor landscapes, and everyday scenes with people doing regular chores,” says White “There are also incredible depictions of industry—notably, a glimmering slag dump etched on aluminum—and wonderful moments from African-American life, including an award-winning woodblock cut of a Sunday supper with people passing the biscuits titled Church Supper that was once on display at The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

The Gallery Talk will share insight into what White calls a “read-the-labels-too” show. The pieces have been drawn from private Birmingham collectors, the Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, the Birmingham Museum of Art, and the sponsoring organizations—the Birmingham Public Library and the Birmingham Historical Society.

The artists in the exhibition include: Birmingham's Frank Hartley Anderson, Richard Coe, Della Dryer, Hannah Elliott, Mamie Fogerty, Martha Henderson Goings, Sarah Greer, Ernest Henderson, Carrie Hill, Roderick MacKenzie, Rosalie Pettus Price, Arthur Stewart, and Walter Swettman.
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The Birmingham Public Library will be closed for the Christmas holiday Friday, December 23 thru Monday, December 26. The Library will reopen Tuesday, December 27. Have a Safe and Happy Holiday.


December 23, 2011
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Birmingham Public Library Newsletter Dec. 23, 2011