The Evelyn Burrow Museum offers two unique exhibitions

Nov 2, 2022Gail Crutchfield
Family Matters

The Evelyn Burrow Museum, located in the Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts at Wallace State Community College, invites you to see Darkness into Life, an exhibition of Alabama Holocaust Survivors, and Family Matters: LGBTQ Youth Perspectives featuring photographs by Carolyn Sherer. Both exhibions premiered during the college's PULSE event, which offers students two days of workshops, speakers and activities. These exhibitions were presented by the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Committee. 

Family Matters highlights LGBTQ youth in the Deep South and the challenges and triumphs they face in society with and without the support of their families. The exhibition premiered at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in the spring of 2014, and has been shown at Art Basel in Miami and the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, as well as many other institutions. It is part of the Magic City Acceptance Center’s permanent collection. The project was made possible in part by a grant from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. (On view in the Burrow Museum through Dec. 2.)

Darkness Into Life
Darkness into Life – A traveling exhibition from the Alabama Holocaust Education Center. This sensitive exhibit of photography and art, captured on a series of banners, offers a special glimpse into the private memories of 20 Alabama Holocaust survivors from eight countries, revealing stories of childhoods past, lost family and friends, despair and sadness, cruelty beyond belief, bravery, the joys of liberation, and new lives in Alabama. Through 78 bold and thought-provoking images accompanied by educational narratives and maps, one gains a richer understanding of the history of the Holocaust and its impact on these individuals and their families. (On loan to The Evelyn Burrow Museum at Wallace State through January 2023. The exhibition moves from the Burrow Center to the Library Nov. 29, and will remain on view in the Library the remainder of the semester. In January, the exhibition will be shown in the Bailey Center.)
Also on display is A History of Jazz – presented in the Burrow Museum’s exhibit hall in conjunction with the Wallace State music department, this poster exhibition includes some of the most important figures in the history of jazz, with QR codes leading to audio examples of their music. 
Tuesday-Thursday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday - 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Saturday - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (by appointment)

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