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.
Explore Art Speaks in Depth
Our FREE Art Speaks mobile app offers text, audio and video clips, alternate views, links to web resources, and other related information. The app is optimized for tablets, smartphones, and other web-enabled smart devices. Visitors without their own devices may check out an iPad from the Museum’s information desk, located on the 2nd floor in front of Oscar’s at the Museum, at no charge.
Get started! In your mobile web browser, enter artsbma.org/tours.
Need headphones? Headphones are available for sale in the Museum Store on the second floor near Oscar’s Café.
Need WiFi? FREE public WiFi is available throughout the Museum and the Ireland Sculpture Garden.
Presented by Regions Bank. Additional support provided by The Robert R. Meyer Foundation,Walter Energy, the Alabama Humanities Foundation, and Jane S. Comer.
Art Speaks: 50 Years Forward is sponsored by Alabama Power Company, Protective Life Corporation, the City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office, Vulcan Materials Corporation, and the Joseph S. Bruno Charitable Foundation.