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Bill Traylor
Untitled (Fighting Couple)
Birmingham Museum of Art, Museum Purchase, 2003.26

Birmingham Museum of Art
2000 Eight Avenue North, Birmingham, AL
Through December 30, 2007
For more information call 205.254.2565 or visit www.artsbma.org

Alabama boasts more folk artists than any other state in the country. Several factors, including a tradition of tolerance of eccentricity and resistance to change, are credited with contributing to the state's rich folk art. This artistic legacy will be celebrated throughout 2007, named the Year of Alabama Arts. Work on show at the newly designed annex of the Birmingham Museum of Art represents several traditions; some of the artists on show have been exhibited internationally, others are known only within their home environments. Artists represented include Bill Traylor, Jerry Brown, the quilters of Gee's Bend, Yvonne Wells, and Howard Finster, among others.

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