Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg Announces John Scott I Remember Birmingham

. January 7, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg presents John Scott: I Remember Birmingham on view January 27 – February 23.

This installation by one of New Orleans most gifted artists honors the four girls who died in the 1963 Birmingham church bombing. The glass blocks are placed on pedestals, like memorials; include poetic calligraphy; and glow from within. Their coloring suggests church windows, once shattered, now transformed through art. Scott creates a ritual piece, a spiritual space, a place for people to gather and reflect. The black prints on the wall contribute to a powerful exchange. Scott once noted: “What I’ve been trying to do…is make a piece of art thatwould be similar to what African American musicians have done with gospel and blues and jazz. So that when you hear it, it wraps your soul.”

The Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida was founded by Margaret Acheson Stuart (1896-1980) and reflects her vision of providing outstanding examples of world art in an inviting, elegant setting. The Museum opened to the public in 1965. The Museum is dedicated to serving all people by pursuing excellence in art from antiquity to the present through collection, exhibitions, and education for its diverse audiences.

Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg
255 Beach Dr. N.E.
St. Petersburg, FL

Category: Fine Art

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