200 Alabama Bicentennial

Celebrating Alabama’s 200th birthday2017 2018 2019

Thursday, November 14 – Saturday, November 16, 2019


Free and Open to the Public, room blocks reserved at Marriott Courtyard and Hampton Inn & Suites, Downtown


The following related exhibitions will be open for viewing: Alabama Landscapes: Alabama

Through the Ages, Cal Breed, and exhibitions related to Charles Shannon and works by Alabama women artists.  The photograph Shugg Lampley at the Garden Gate by Chester Higgins will also be on view.


Tentative Symposium Schedule:


Thursday, November 14


6  PM    Alabama Portraiture by William U. Eiland, Georgia Museum of Art


7  PM    Reception


Friday, November 15


8:30       Art of Alabama’s Native Peoples by Dr. James Vernon Knight, Emeritus, University of Alabama


9:15       Alabama Landscape by Dr. Michael W. Panhorst, Landmarks Foundation




10:30     Art of Alabama Industry by Dr. Katelyn Crawford, Birmingham Museum of Art


11:15     Art of the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama by Dr. Bridget R. Cooks, University of California, Irvine


noon – 1:30Lunch


noon      Gallery Talks by Dr. Graham C. Boettcher, BMA (Alabama women artists) and Jennifer Jankauskas, MMFA (Cal Breed)


12:30     Gallery Talk by Dr. Michael W. Panhorst, Landmarks (Alabama Landscapes)


1                              Gallery Talk by Margaret Lynne Ausfeld, MMFA (Charles Shannon)


1:30       Women Artists of Alabama by Dr. Graham C. Boettcher, Birmingham Museum of Art


Friday, November 15


2:15                Chester Higgins’ Photography and Relationship to Alabamaby Chester Higgins, Jr. the artist


3                     The New South School and the Dixie Art Colony by Margaret Lynne Ausfeld, Montgomery  Museum of Fine Arts


5                     Reception for Artist Market


Saturday, November 16


8:30       Panel: Public Art in Alabama, TBC


9:15       Launching Self-taught Alabama Artists to National Prominence, TBC




10:30     Panel: Art in Alabama Today, TBC


11:15     Art and Social Justice, TBC


Noon     Lunch


Lead Sponsors: Alabama Humanities Foundation and Alabama State Council on the Arts


Co-hosts: Birmingham Museum of Art, Landmarks Foundation, Mobile Museum of Art, Wiregrass Museum of Art

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