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Aug 2019

Aug 23, 2019 @ 12:30pm

Tribute to Toni Morrison

Don Noble, an Alabama Distinguished Literary Scholar and host of Alabama Public Radio’s book review series Bookmark, will speak about his experiences interviewing Morrison and her connections to Alabama. Jennifer Horne, Poet Laureate of Alabama, will speak about Morrison’s influence on women writers. Audience members will have the opportunity to engage in discussion with these guests, as we reflect on the life, work, and influence of an acclaimed American writer. The event is free and open to the public.

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Sep 2019

Sep 5, 2019 @ 5:30pm

Zeuxis – Opening Reception with Philip R. Jackson

Philip R. Jackson, Associate Professor of Art at the University of Mississippi, will be our guest speaker for lecture on Thursday, September 5th, 5:30-6:30pm. Light refreshments will be served at this opening reception. It is free and open to the public. Click here for more information about the event.

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Sep 9–23, 2019

The Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama

The Alabama Center for the Arts will be hosting the 2019 Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama, a traveling juried art show that displays artwork created by students throughout the state of Alabama who have visual impairments, blindness, and/or deaf-blindness. The show will be displayed from Monday, September 9 through Monday, September 23 in the Walking Gallery. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The Helen Keller Art Show of Alabama has been hosted by the Birmingham Civil…

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Sep 8-14, 2019

Almost, Maine

Almost, Maine is a charming, funny, heart-warming, and heart-breaking comedy set on a cold, clear January night in the mythical small town of the same name. Stirred by the northern lights dancing in the sky, the residents of Almost fall in and out of love in unexpected and often surreal ways in this magical winter’s tale. The ACA Box Office opens one hour prior to each production. Tickets available at the door until sold out. Box Office phone number: 256-260-3007.

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Sep 27, 2019 @ 8:00am

2019 Emerging Artists Exhibition

See the art created by students of Calhoun Community College and Athens State University at the Alabama Center for the Arts.

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Nov 2019

Nov 6, 2019 @ 8:00am

Making Alabama: A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit

Making Alabama: A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit presented by Alabama Humanities Foundation, is coming to the Alabama Center for the Arts in Decatur from November 6 – December 14, 2019.

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Nov 14-23, 2019

The Athenian Players present William Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors is Shakespeare's humorous farce about the misadventures of two sets of identical twins, separated at birth, and compounded by mistaken identities. Due to a shipwreck, the two sets of twins grow up in different cities only to reunite thirty-three years later with much confusion and laughter.

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Dec 2019

Dec 12, 2019 @ 5:30pm

Book Reading & Artist Talk: “An All New Light” by Prentiss Douthit

Decatur native, artist, author, and photographer Prentiss Douthit returns from Austin, Texas to share his first book! Come see a little of the world and a lot of our shared humanity through his paintings, photographs, and stories. Thursday, December 12 at 5:30pm ACA Visual Arts building – Main Gallery Art Profiler review of "An All New Light" by Prentiss Douthit

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Dec 14, 2019 @ 12:00pm

Forgotten Alabama: Reception & Guest Lecture

The Alabama Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the opening of “Forgotten Alabama” in the Main Gallery on Monday, December 2, featuring photography by Glenn Wills. Wills, a self-proclaimed explorer, photographer, author, and preserver of history, made it his mission to capture thousands of images of neglected places in Alabama before they disappear. The exhibit will be Wills’ first ever gallery show and is an Alabama Bicentennial Endorsed Event. “Forgotten Alabama” will be on display until Friday, February…

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Jan 2020

Jan 9, 2020 @ 6:00pm

Film Screening of America’s Amazon

Guest Speaker-Film Producer, Ben Raines Thursday, January 9, 2020 6:00pm ACA – Recital Hall, Performing Arts building Free and open to the public

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