FILM SERIES: Gordon Parks – Leadbelly

Posted on: May 4th, 2021

Friday, July 16, September 24, & November 19 @ 6:30 pm
at Alabama Contemporary Art Center

As part of our ongoing programming about MMofA’s special exhibition Gordon Parks: Segregation Story in Mobile, 1956, we’ve partnered with our friends at Alabama Contemporary Art Center to screen a series of films directed by the famed photojournalist. See the full schedule below.

Friday, July 16 @ 6:30 pm
Shaft
Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.


Friday, September 24 @ 6:30 pm
Leadbelly
Biography of the legendary folksinger, Huddie Ledbetter, master of the 12-string guitar and long-time convict on Texas and Louisiana chain gangs.


Friday, November 19 @ 6:30 pm
The Learning Tree
The story, set in Kansas during the 1920s, covers less than a year in the life of a black teenager and documents the veritable deluge of events that force him into sudden manhood. The family relationships and enmities, the fears, frustrations, and ambitions of the black teenager in small-town America are explored with a strong statement about human values.

About GORDON PARKS: Segregation Story in Mobile, 1956

This exhibition of photographs documents the everyday activities and rituals of one extended black family, the Thorntons, in Mobile and Shady Grove, Alabama, during segregation. The images were originally published in a 1956 photo essay by Parks, an assignment from Life magazine after the Montgomery bus boycotts, but have come to be known around the world for helping to inspire the Civil Rights movement. Read more>>

Community Programming support by Mobile City Council members:  Joel Daves (District 5), Gina Gregory (District 7), Bess Rich (District 6), Frederick D. Richardson, Jr. (District 1), C.J. Small (District 3), and John C. Williams (District 4).

Programs are subject to change pending guidance from public health officials. Please sign up for MMofA’s e-blast and/or check our social media channels for updates closer to the event(s).

 

FILM SERIES: Gordon Parks – The Learning Tree

Posted on: May 4th, 2021

Friday, July 16, September 24, & November 19 @ 6:30 pm
at Alabama Contemporary Art Center

As part of our ongoing programming about MMofA’s special exhibition Gordon Parks: Segregation Story in Mobile, 1956, we’ve partnered with our friends at Alabama Contemporary Art Center to screen a series of films directed by the famed photojournalist. See the full schedule below.

Friday, July 16 @ 6:30 pm
Shaft
Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.


Friday, September 24 @ 6:30 pm
Leadbelly
Biography of the legendary folksinger, Huddie Ledbetter, master of the 12-string guitar and long-time convict on Texas and Louisiana chain gangs.


Friday, November 19 @ 6:30 pm
The Learning Tree
The story, set in Kansas during the 1920s, covers less than a year in the life of a black teenager and documents the veritable deluge of events that force him into sudden manhood. The family relationships and enmities, the fears, frustrations, and ambitions of the black teenager in small-town America are explored with a strong statement about human values.

About GORDON PARKS: Segregation Story in Mobile, 1956

This exhibition of photographs documents the everyday activities and rituals of one extended black family, the Thorntons, in Mobile and Shady Grove, Alabama, during segregation. The images were originally published in a 1956 photo essay by Parks, an assignment from Life magazine after the Montgomery bus boycotts, but have come to be known around the world for helping to inspire the Civil Rights movement. Read more>>

Community Programming support by Mobile City Council members:  Joel Daves (District 5), Gina Gregory (District 7), Bess Rich (District 6), Frederick D. Richardson, Jr. (District 1), C.J. Small (District 3), and John C. Williams (District 4).

Programs are subject to change pending guidance from public health officials. Please sign up for MMofA’s e-blast and/or check our social media channels for updates closer to the event(s).

 

FILM SERIES: Gordon Parks – Shaft

Posted on: May 4th, 2021

Friday, July 16, September 24, & November 19 @ 6:30 pm
at Alabama Contemporary Art Center

As part of our ongoing programming about MMofA’s special exhibition Gordon Parks: Segregation Story in Mobile, 1956, we’ve partnered with our friends at Alabama Contemporary Art Center to screen a series of films directed by the famed photojournalist. See the full schedule below.

Friday, July 16 @ 6:30 pm
Shaft
Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.


Friday, September 24 @ 6:30 pm
Leadbelly
Biography of the legendary folksinger, Huddie Ledbetter, master of the 12-string guitar and long-time convict on Texas and Louisiana chain gangs.


Friday, November 19 @ 6:30 pm
The Learning Tree
The story, set in Kansas during the 1920s, covers less than a year in the life of a black teenager and documents the veritable deluge of events that force him into sudden manhood. The family relationships and enmities, the fears, frustrations, and ambitions of the black teenager in small-town America are explored with a strong statement about human values.

About GORDON PARKS: Segregation Story in Mobile, 1956

This exhibition of photographs documents the everyday activities and rituals of one extended black family, the Thorntons, in Mobile and Shady Grove, Alabama, during segregation. The images were originally published in a 1956 photo essay by Parks, an assignment from Life magazine after the Montgomery bus boycotts, but have come to be known around the world for helping to inspire the Civil Rights movement. Read more>>

Community Programming support by Mobile City Council members:  Joel Daves (District 5), Gina Gregory (District 7), Bess Rich (District 6), Frederick D. Richardson, Jr. (District 1), C.J. Small (District 3), and John C. Williams (District 4).

Programs are subject to change pending guidance from public health officials. Please sign up for MMofA’s e-blast and/or check our social media channels for updates closer to the event(s).

 

An Evening of Poetry, Dance, and Film

Posted on: May 4th, 2021

Thursday, June 24 @ 6 pm
 at Davidson High School

Join us for an evening of poetry, dance, and film inspired by photographer, filmmaker, and composer Gordon Parks. As part of our ongoing programming about MMofA’s special exhibition Gordon Parks: Segregation Story in Mobile, 1956INNERGY Inc. and PowerLines Poetry will perform original works inspired by the exhibition. Following the performances, there will be a film screening of one of the famed photographer’s work.

About GORDON PARKS: Segregation Story in Mobile, 1956

This exhibition of photographs documents the everyday activities and rituals of one extended black family, the Thorntons, in Mobile and Shady Grove, Alabama, during segregation. The images were originally published in a 1956 photo essay by Parks, an assignment from Life magazine after the Montgomery bus boycotts, but have come to be known around the world for helping to inspire the Civil Rights movement. Read more>>

Sponsored in part by The DREAM Foundation

Additional Community Programming support by Mobile City Council members:  Joel Daves (District 5), Gina Gregory (District 7), Bess Rich (District 6), Frederick D. Richardson, Jr. (District 1), C.J. Small (District 3), and John C. Williams (District 4).

Programs are subject to change pending guidance from public health officials. Please sign up for MMofA’s e-blast and/or check our social media channels for updates closer to the event(s).

 

PowerLines Poets

Posted on: May 4th, 2021

Sunday, September 19 @ 4 pm
at GulfQuest National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico

As part of our ongoing programming about MMofA’s special exhibition Gordon Parks: Segregation Story in Mobile, 1956, our friends from PowerLines Poetry will perform original work inspired by the exhibition.

About GORDON PARKS: Segregation Story in Mobile, 1956

This exhibition of photographs documents the everyday activities and rituals of one extended black family, the Thorntons, in Mobile and Shady Grove, Alabama, during segregation. The images were originally published in a 1956 photo essay by Parks, an assignment from Life magazine after the Montgomery bus boycotts, but have come to be known around the world for helping to inspire the Civil Rights movement. Read more>>

Community Programming support by Mobile City Council members: Joel Daves (District 5), Gina Gregory (District 7), Bess Rich (District 6), Frederick D. Richardson, Jr. (District 1), C.J. Small (District 3), and John C. Williams (District 4).

Programs are subject to change pending guidance from public health officials. Please sign up for MMofA’s e-blast and/or check our social media channels for updates closer to the event(s).

 

ART TALK: Scotty E. Kirkland

Posted on: May 4th, 2021

Tuesday, September 14 @ 6 pm
at University of South Alabama – SPECIFIC LOCATION TBA

Join us for an evening lecture with Alabama historian Scotty E. Kirkland about Gordon Parks as well as state and local Civil Rights history. This talk is inspired by MMofA’s special exhibition Gordon Parks: Segregation Story in Mobile, 1956, on view through the end of the year.

ABOUT MR. KIRKLAND

Scotty E. Kirkland is a writer and historian of Alabama and the Modern South. He holds degrees in history and political science from Troy University and the University of South Alabama, and he is currently the coordinator of exhibitions, publications, and programs at the Alabama Department of Archives and History. His most recent publication was the exhibition catalog for the Archives’ award-winning bicentennial exhibition, We the People: Alabama’s Defining Documents. He is currently working on a book that explores politics and race in twentieth-century Mobile, a project he has worked on for over a decade.

Kirkland lives with his wife and two children in Wetumpka, Alabama.

About GORDON PARKS: Segregation Story in Mobile, 1956

This exhibition of photographs documents the everyday activities and rituals of one extended black family, the Thorntons, in Mobile and Shady Grove, Alabama, during segregation. The images were originally published in a 1956 photo essay by Parks, an assignment from Life magazine after the Montgomery bus boycotts, but have come to be known around the world for helping to inspire the Civil Rights movement. Read more>>

Community Programming support by Mobile City Council members: Joel Daves (District 5), Gina Gregory (District 7), Bess Rich (District 6), Frederick D. Richardson, Jr. (District 1), C.J. Small (District 3), and John C. Williams (District 4).

Programs are subject to change pending guidance from public health officials. Please sign up for MMofA’s e-blast and/or check our social media channels for updates closer to the event(s).

ART TALK: Dr. John Edwin Mason

Posted on: May 4th, 2021

Wednesday, August 4 @ 7 pm
at Mobile Museum of Art

Join us for an evening lecture and gallery talk in Gordon Parks: Segregation Story in Mobile, 1956 with Dr. John Edwin Mason, a scholar of Parks’ and his work.

ABOUT DR. MASON

Dr. John Edwin Mason teaches African history and the history of photography in the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia. He has written extensively on early nineteenth-century South Africa history, focusing on the history of photography and the history of slavery, South African popular culture, and the Cape Town New Year’s Carnival. He recently completed a book titled, “Gordon Parks and American Democracy.” His book examines the ways Parks’ LIFE magazine photo essays on social justice as well as the books he published during the civil rights era challenged Americans’ notions of citizenship and made him one of the era’s most significant interpreters of the black experience.

Dr. Mason received his undergraduate degree from the University of Cincinnati and his Ph.D. from Yale University.

About GORDON PARKS: Segregation Story in Mobile, 1956

This exhibition of photographs documents the everyday activities and rituals of one extended black family, the Thorntons, in Mobile and Shady Grove, Alabama, during segregation. The images were originally published in a 1956 photo essay by Parks, an assignment from Life magazine after the Montgomery bus boycotts, but have come to be known around the world for helping to inspire the Civil Rights movement. Read more>>

Dr. Mason will also lecture at the History Museum of Mobile‘s Learning Lunch at noon on August 4.

Sponsored by John C. Williams (District 4)

with support from Joel Daves (District 5), Gina Gregory (District 7), Bess Rich (District 6), Frederick D. Richardson, Jr. (District 1), and C.J. Small (District 3)

 

Programs are subject to change pending guidance from public health officials. Please sign up for MMofA’s e-blast and/or check our social media channels for updates closer to the event(s).

 

LEARNING LUNCH: Dr. John Edwin Mason

Posted on: May 4th, 2021

Wednesday, August 4 @  noon
at History Museum of Mobile

Join us for an afternoon lecture with Dr. John Edwin Mason about MMofA’s special exhibition, Gordon Parks: Segregation Story in Mobile, 1956.

To RSVP for this program or for more information, contact Jennifer Theeck at the History Museum at 251-301-0270 or at theeckj@historymuseumofmobile.com.

ABOUT DR. MASON

Dr. John Edwin Mason teaches African history and the history of photography in the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia. He has written extensively on early nineteenth-century South Africa history, focusing on the history of photography and the history of slavery, South African popular culture, and the Cape Town New Year’s Carnival. He recently completed a book titled, “Gordon Parks and American Democracy.” His book examines the ways Parks’ LIFE magazine photo essays on social justice as well as the books he published during the civil rights era challenged Americans’ notions of citizenship and made him one of the era’s most significant interpreters of the black experience.

Dr. Mason received his undergraduate degree from the University of Cincinnati and his Ph.D. from Yale University.

About GORDON PARKS: Segregation Story in Mobile, 1956

This exhibition of photographs documents the everyday activities and rituals of one extended black family, the Thorntons, in Mobile and Shady Grove, Alabama, during segregation. The images were originally published in a 1956 photo essay by Parks, an assignment from Life magazine after the Montgomery bus boycotts, but have come to be known around the world for helping to inspire the Civil Rights movement. Read more>>

Dr. Mason will present a gallery talk at MMofA at 7 pm on August 4.

Sponsored by John C. Williams (District 4)

with support from Joel Daves (District 5), Gina Gregory (District 7), Bess Rich (District 6), Frederick D. Richardson, Jr. (District 1), and C.J. Small (District 3)

 

Programs are subject to change pending guidance from public health officials. Please sign up for MMofA’s e-blast and/or check our social media channels for updates closer to the event(s).

 

Beginning Throwing on the Pottery Wheel with Angie King

Posted on: March 23rd, 2021

Try something that you have always wanted to do by learning to throw clay on the pottery wheel! This class is for brand new students with no previous experience. (more…)

Beginning Throwing on the Pottery Wheel with Angie King

Posted on: March 23rd, 2021

Try something that you have always wanted to do by learning to throw clay on the pottery wheel! This class is for brand new students with no previous experience. (more…)