Public Art in Alabama to be subject of “New Perspectives” lecture at AU

AUBURN – Georgine Clarke will present “Road Trip: Touring Public Art of Alabama” as part of the “New Perspectives: Alabama Art in the Open” series on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 4 p.m., at Auburn University’s Jule Collins Smith Museum.

Clarke will speak on the history, creation and placement of public art throughout the state as well as its role, purposes and value. An expert on community arts, Clarke has spoken extensively on Alabama art.

She is the visual arts program manager and gallery director for the Alabama State Council on the Arts, was the founding director of the Kentuck Festival, Art Center and Museum in Northport and is the recipient of the Alabama Governor’s Arts Award.

The “New Perspectives” series will continue on Tuesday, March 4, with a lecture by architectural historian John S. Sledge on the history of Mobile’s architectural and decorative ironwork.

“New Perspectives” is sponsored by the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts and the Alabama Humanities Foundation, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is co-sponsored by AU’s Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, the AU Art Department and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Auburn University.

For more information, call the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities at (334) 844-4946 or go to

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