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Third Space- Chapter 01

April 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

At the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, athlete Tommie Smith famously raised his fist in a silent gesture of civil and human rights solidarity while accepting the gold medal for the 200 meter race. This moment has since become a part of a visual language associated with the pursuit of justice, equality, and advancement of a social cause. During this artist talk, hear from artist Glenn Kaino and athlete Tommie Smith as they discuss their collaboration in creating Bridge (Section 1 of 6), a sculpture that commemorates this legacy.

Chapters is a six part series of artist talks, conversations, and performances that will take place over the course of the two-year exhibition.



Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, Protective, Vulcan Materials Company

Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, City of Birmingham, Robert R. Meyer Foundation, Susan Mott Webb Charitable Trust, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Alabama Tourism Department, Councilor Valerie A. Abbott, Alabama Humanities Foundation, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Lydia Eustis Rogers Fund, and Friends of Third Space.