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Exploring the art shaped by the Civil Rights movement in the American South, and the stories of those who lived through it.

Bringing together the work of over 20 artists and makers from Alabama and surrounding states in the American South, this exhibition looks at the art shaped from the Civil Rights movement in the 1950’s and 60’s, exploring the incredible stories of those who lived through it, often made out of extreme poverty.

Blending sculpture, painting and quilt-making, the exhibition pieces are celebrated for their use of recycled materials as well as their deep connection to culture and time.

This exhibition is also available online, where you can browse in an extensive virtual tour, taking you through the pieces and their creation, pinpointing significant moments in history and connections to other artforms, such as the influence of Jazz.

Turner Contemporary

Rendezvous, Margate, Kent, CT9 1HG

01843 233000


Opening times

Turner Contemporary is opening from 22nd July 2020 - 6 September 2020.

Wednesdays – Sundays 10am – 5pm
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays

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