Monday, March 08, 2010

Birmingham Museum of Art To Showcase Artwork from Local High School Students

Birmingham Museum of ArtThe Birmingham Museum of Art will display art created by area high school students inspired by Mark Twain’s classic, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The Big Read: Tom Sawyer Exhibition began Sunday, Feb. 28, and will be on display every Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12:00-5:00 p.m. until May 23.

The artwork is based upon the idea that The Adventures of Tom Sawyer established America’s vision of childhood and reminded adults that children were not angels, but fellow human beings. The exhibit is in coordination with The Big Read: Alabama Reads The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, a statewide campaign designed to encourage library usage and increase literacy rates.

Alabama Reads is an initiative inspired by the national reading campaign, The Big Read. Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Big Read supports communities across the country in reading one book. Contact your local public library for more information, and visit www.alabamareads.org.

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