Romare Bearden, an artist during the early 1960s in New York City, invited a group of his colleagues to meet and discuss their roles as artists engaged in the charged times of the Civil Rights era. On July 5,1963, the group decided to form a collective and call themselves Spiral. The name was inspired by the Archimedean spiral which moves outward, embracing all directions, but constantly upward. Emily G. Hanna, PHD., curator for the Arts of Africa and the Americas will discuss the roles these black artists played during Civil Rights movement. The exhibit is currently on display at the Birmingham Museum of Art until March 6, 2011. Wednesday, February 2, noon.
Feed your body and mind at BPL's Brown Bag Lunch programs. You bring the lunch and we'll bring the drinks. Wednesdays at noon in Central Library’s Arrington Auditorium.