So many festivals. So little time.

It seems like there’s always something happening here. More big events. More new festivals. More of everything. To the point where you’ll wish you had more time.


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Birmingham is quickly becoming the go-to festival destination in the Southeast. It’s about music. It’s about art. It’s about film. It’s about food. The festival scene around here is about a lot things, and it’s about time you experienced it for yourself.

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Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now

Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

September 28 - January 12

Before the selfie, before the Polaroid, and even before the photograph, there was the silhouette, a profile portrait made from cut paper. Silhouettes were a hugely popular and accessible form of portraiture in the nineteenth century, offering almost instant images of everyday Americans—women, men, black, white, presidents, and laborers. Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now explores this previously unstudied art form by investigating its deep historical roots and considering its forceful...

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Before the selfie, before the Polaroid, and even before the photograph, there was the silhouette, a profile portrait made from cut paper. Silhouettes were a hugely popular and accessible form of portraiture in the nineteenth century, offering almost instant images of everyday Americans—women, men, black, white, presidents, and laborers. Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now explores this previously unstudied art form by investigating its deep historical roots and considering its forceful presence today.

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Dates & times

Tue, Oct 22 @ 10:00 am Wed, Oct 23 @ 10:00 am Thu, Oct 24 @ 10:00 am + 67 more dates and times

Fri, Oct 25 @ 10:00 am Sat, Oct 26 @ 10:00 am Sun, Oct 27 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Oct 29 @ 10:00 am Wed, Oct 30 @ 10:00 am Thu, Oct 31 @ 10:00 am Fri, Nov 01 @ 10:00 am Sat, Nov 02 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 03 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Nov 05 @ 10:00 am Wed, Nov 06 @ 10:00 am Thu, Nov 07 @ 10:00 am Fri, Nov 08 @ 10:00 am Sat, Nov 09 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 10 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Nov 12 @ 10:00 am Wed, Nov 13 @ 10:00 am Thu, Nov 14 @ 10:00 am Fri, Nov 15 @ 10:00 am Sat, Nov 16 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Nov 19 @ 10:00 am Wed, Nov 20 @ 10:00 am Thu, Nov 21 @ 10:00 am Fri, Nov 22 @ 10:00 am Sat, Nov 23 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 24 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Nov 26 @ 10:00 am Wed, Nov 27 @ 10:00 am Fri, Nov 29 @ 10:00 am Sat, Nov 30 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 01 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Dec 03 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 04 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 05 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 06 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 07 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 08 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Dec 10 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 11 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 12 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 13 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 14 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Dec 17 @ 10:00 am Wed, Dec 18 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 19 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 20 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 21 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 22 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Dec 24 @ 10:00 am Thu, Dec 26 @ 10:00 am Fri, Dec 27 @ 10:00 am Sat, Dec 28 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 29 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Dec 31 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jan 01 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jan 02 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 03 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jan 04 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jan 05 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Jan 07 @ 10:00 am Wed, Jan 08 @ 10:00 am Thu, Jan 09 @ 10:00 am Fri, Jan 10 @ 10:00 am Sat, Jan 11 @ 10:00 am Sun, Jan 12 @ 12:00 pm - Less dates

Admission

Sept 28, 2019-Jan 12, 2020 / Jemison Galleries Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-5pm Sunday: Noon-5pm First Fridays: open until 9pm Closed Mondays and Major Holidays General Admission is FREE

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Location

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2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35203

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