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Home Studio: Honoring Juneteenth

Overview Juneteenth is the oldest celebration of the end of slavery in our nation. Traditionally celebrated on the third Sunday of June, this momentous occasion has been widely celebrated by African Americans since 1866 but it is only recently gaining broader recognition. For example, last Friday, Mayor Steven Reed issued a proclamation encouraging Alabamians to …

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Public Art: Protest + Justice

Detail: Sunny Paulk, Selma to Montgomery March, 2015, mural Overview Please join us in exploring art related to protest and racial justice located downtown and in West Montgomery. This post features works grounded in key historical moments—such as the one we are living in—including public art and works on display in partner organizations.  Lynching …

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Film Recommendations – June 2020

Overview This month, we’ve chosen to spotlight films that both challenge our own entrenched ways of thinking, as a people and society, and celebrate Black artists, heritage, and culture in honor of Juneteenth. As Is by Nick Cave Not Rated | 1h 10min This 2015 behind the scenes documentary follows fabric sculptor, dancer, and performance …

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Souls Grown Deep Acquisition

Photograph of the installation of three quilts (left to right): Mary Lee Bendolph (American, born 1935), Strings, 2003–2004, cotton corduroy, cotton, and cotton/ polyester blend, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Association Purchase in memory of Shirley A. Woods, MMFA Assistant Director, 1979–2008, 2008.9.1, © Mary Lee Bendolph / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Emma …

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