We live in a world where we spend more time isolated on our phones, email, social media, and the like, than engaging in face-to-face social interactions. Scientific studies show that empathy levels have declined dramatically in the last 10 years….
Continuing its commitment as a resource for local colleges and universities, the Museum recently partnered with local colleges on several exhibitions that commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights movement in Birmingham: Etched in Collective History, Dawoud Bey: The Birmingham Project, and Question Bridge: Black Males.
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.
John O. Hudson III is Alabama Power Company’s Vice President, Public Relations & Charitable Giving, and the President, Alabama Power Foundation. Alabama Power Company is an overall sponsor for ArtSpeaks: 50 Years Forward, the BMA’s civil rights commemoration exhibition series, and has been a strong supporter of the BMA for over 25 years.