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Sept. - Dec., Bham: City's 50 Years Forward initiative Programs

During Empowerment Week, September 11-15, the City of Birmingham is hosting a series of events in honor of those who lost their lives 50 years ago and those who have fought for civil rights since.
The Birmingham Museum of Art is offering free programs, exhibitions, and events as a part of the City's 50 Years Forward initiative. We hope you will come to the Museum this fall for this important anniversary to reflect, learn, converse, and commemorate. 

Presented by PNC Bank
Now through December 2, 2013 // FREE
Acclaimed photographer Dawoud Bey presents an exhibition of portraits, which symbolically commemorates the four young girls and two boys whose lives were lost in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. Bey photographed Birmingham girls, women, boys, and men, who represent the ages of the young victims at the time of their deaths, and the ages they would be were they alive today. He also created a video shot in locations through the city entitled 9.15.63. The project serves as a memorial to lives lost, a message of hope, and a promise for the future. 

Presented by Regions
Now through November 17, 2013 // FREE
Etched in Collective History presents the work of artists who interrogate, depict, and memorialize the Civil Rights Movement. The Movement inspired a number of artists to participate physically, in marches and sit-ins, as well as creatively, through the act of making art. This exhibition presents the work of these artists and the artists who followed, telling a multi-generational story of the Civil Rights Movement. These various perspectives and works form a powerful synthesis of art, relating dynamic responses to our collective history.

Sponsored by the Charles Barkley Foundation
Opening October 6 // FREE
Question Bridge is trans-media art project that counters established notions of Black masculinity in the United States. The project presents nearly three hours of videotaped interviews with several dozen Black men, who are seen on multiple video screens. As a multi-generational and cross-national project,Question Bridge addresses pressing issues that Black men face in the United States. Men from Birmingham are included among the 150 participants of this dialogue, which encompasses issues of race, class, sexuality, and economic status. 
Explore these great exhibitions with our many programs. Here are some of the programs we will offer in the coming months that relate to our commemoration series. All programs listed below areFREE:

Chenoweth Lecture with Author of Wash, Margaret Wrinkle
// November 7 // 7PM
Etched in Collective Movement // Dance Performance // November 3 // 2 and 4PM
Arthur Bacon: Artist's Perspective// October 15 // NoonGenerational Talk // November 7 // 6PMBart's Art Cart  // Portrait Project// Saturdays in November // 11AM
From the Sitters' Point of View // October 22 // NoonQuestion Bridge Artist Panel // November 22 // 6PMMuseum Day: Art Speaks // November 9 // 11AM-4PM