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MLK Tapestries by Peter Sis

Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham

November 18 - March 16

Ireland-based Bill Shipsey is a human rights activist, artist event promoter and producer, barrister, and the founder of Art for Amnesty—Amnesty International’s global artist engagement program. Since 2012 he has conceived and commissioned 12 monumental memorial tapestries (funded in the main by artist supporters of Amnesty International, including Bono and The Edge of U2, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Yoko Ono, Paul Simon and John Legend) honoring, among others, Vaclav Havel, Seamus Heaney,... [more+]
Ireland-based Bill Shipsey is a human rights activist, artist event promoter and producer, barrister, and the founder of Art for Amnesty—Amnesty International’s global artist engagement program. Since 2012 he has conceived and commissioned 12 monumental memorial tapestries (funded in the main by artist supporters of Amnesty International, including Bono and The Edge of U2, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Yoko Ono, Paul Simon and John Legend) honoring, among others, Vaclav Havel, Seamus Heaney, Nelson Mandela, John Lennon and the people of Colombia. These tapestries are on permanent loan at various airport and museum locations around the world. Most of the tapestries were designed by New-York-based Czech artist Peter Sis and woven by master weavers at Ateliers Pinton in Felletin-Aubusson, France. Three new Peter Sis–designed tapestries honoring Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S. are on display at the Civil Rights Institute in Birmingham. [less-]

Dates & times

Sat, Jan 20 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jan 21 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Jan 23 @ 9:00 am + 45 more dates and times

Wed, Jan 24 @ 9:00 am Thu, Jan 25 @ 9:00 am Fri, Jan 26 @ 9:00 am Sat, Jan 27 @ 9:00 am Sun, Jan 28 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Jan 30 @ 9:00 am Wed, Jan 31 @ 9:00 am Thu, Feb 01 @ 9:00 am Fri, Feb 02 @ 9:00 am Sat, Feb 03 @ 9:00 am Sun, Feb 04 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Feb 06 @ 9:00 am Wed, Feb 07 @ 9:00 am Thu, Feb 08 @ 9:00 am Fri, Feb 09 @ 9:00 am Sat, Feb 10 @ 9:00 am Sun, Feb 11 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Feb 13 @ 9:00 am Wed, Feb 14 @ 9:00 am Thu, Feb 15 @ 9:00 am Fri, Feb 16 @ 9:00 am Sat, Feb 17 @ 9:00 am Sun, Feb 18 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Feb 20 @ 9:00 am Wed, Feb 21 @ 9:00 am Thu, Feb 22 @ 9:00 am Fri, Feb 23 @ 9:00 am Sat, Feb 24 @ 9:00 am Sun, Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Feb 27 @ 9:00 am Wed, Feb 28 @ 9:00 am Thu, Mar 01 @ 9:00 am Fri, Mar 02 @ 9:00 am Sat, Mar 03 @ 9:00 am Sun, Mar 04 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Mar 06 @ 9:00 am Wed, Mar 07 @ 9:00 am Thu, Mar 08 @ 9:00 am Fri, Mar 09 @ 9:00 am Sat, Mar 10 @ 9:00 am Sun, Mar 11 @ 1:00 pm Tue, Mar 13 @ 9:00 am Wed, Mar 14 @ 9:00 am Thu, Mar 15 @ 9:00 am Fri, Mar 16 @ 9:00 am - Less dates

Admission

Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sunday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Closed: Mondays and major holidays (except MLK Day). Martin Luther King Day: Free admission Note: Ticket booth closes at 4:30 pm. Daily Admission Fees* Adults - $15 ea. (groups of 25 or more adults $10 ea.) Seniors (age 65+)- $5 ea. College students (with ID) - $6 ea. Youth (grades 4-12 living in Jefferson County, Alabama)- Free Youth (grades 4-12 living outside Jefferson County, Alabama) - $5 ea. Children (grade 3 and younger)     Free * Sundays are first-come, first served for everyone.  Individuals and small groups (25 or less) are donation only.  Groups pay standard admission ($10) all days. Ask about AAA,  Smithsonian and Military discounts. We are also a member of Blue Star Museums program, which offers free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel, including National Guard and Reserve, and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day annually. Discounts apply to onsite purchase only

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