Murals exhibit opens Sunday at Birmingham Public Library

Birmingham is famous for its murals in public places, many created by WPA artists in the 1930s.

On Sunday, Nov. 7, an exhibit, “Murals, Murals on the Wall: Our Story Though Art in Public Places,1929-1939,” opens at the downtown Birmingham Public Library.

A 2 p.m. lecture, “Birmingham’s New Deal Murals,” by Gaines Smith, director of the Alabama Cooperative Extension system and Marjorie White, director of the Birmingham Historical Society, will be offered, followed by a reception from 3-5 p.m.

The exhibition in the Library Gallery runs through Dec. 31. It’s sponsored by the Birmingham Historical Society, the Birmingham Public Library and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

The library is at  2100 Park Place.

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