We were able to bring Etched in Collective History to life for many children across the city. Students from South Hampton Elementary School’s after school care enjoyed creating Romare Bearden-inspired collages after a field trip to the BMA for a guided tour of the exhibition. Also, more than 800 Students from Fairfield City Schools painted a decommissioned fire hose, similar to the fire hoses found in the exhibition by Theaster Gates. This hose was donated by the Fairfield Fire Department as a dedication to the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement at their annual Cultural Arts Festival. In September 2013, the Child Life Program at Children’s of Alabama visited the exhibition as part of their continued field trips to the Museum for studio classes and docent-led tours.
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