Museum on Main Street is bringing a traveling Smithsonian Exhibition-- New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music--to Tuscumbia, Livingston, Chatom, Fort Payne, Troy and Tuskegee.
It explores the roots of American music - telling the story of its people and culture through the melodies that define it. The exhibition provides a fascinating, inspiring and toe-tapping listen to the American story of multi-cultural exchange. Each host city also presents exhibits and programs featuring the local roots music of their own communities. Traveling with the Smithsonian exhibit is a colorful, artistic portrayal of the important musical traditions of Alabama, which was commissioned by the Alabama Humanities Foundation and produced by Fred Fussell, scholar, and Ted Whisenhunt, artist.
Center for the Study of the Black Belt
The University of West Alabama
May 14- June 24, 2009
Washington County Public Library
Co-sponsored by Washington County Museum
608 St. Stephens Avenue
July 2- August 12, 2009
Depot Museum/City of Fort Payne
August 29- September 24, 2009
Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center, Inc.
October 1- November 11, 2009
Tuskegee Human & Civil Rights Multicultural Center
November 19- December 31, 2009