MLK Tapestries by Peter Sis

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Presented by Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham AL

Nov 18
Mar 16
MLK Tapestries by Peter Sis

Ireland-based Bill Shipsey is a human rights activist, artist event promoter and producer, barrister, and the founder of Art for Amnesty—Amnesty International’s global artist engagement program. Since 2012 he has conceived and commissioned 12 monumental memorial tapestries (funded in the main by artist supporters of Amnesty International, including Bono and The Edge of U2, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Yoko Ono, Paul Simon and John Legend) honoring, among others, Vaclav Havel, Seamus Heaney, Nelson

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Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Closed: Mondays and major holidays (except MLK Day).

Martin Luther King Day: Free admission
Note: Ticket booth closes at 4:30 pm.

Daily Admission Fees*
Adults – $15 ea. (groups of 25 or more adults $10 ea.)
Seniors (age 65+)- $5 ea.
College students (with ID) – $6 ea.
Youth (grades 4-12 living in Jefferson County, Alabama)- Free
Youth (grades 4-12 living outside Jefferson County, Alabama) – $5 ea.
Children (grade 3 and younger)     Free
* Sundays are first-come, first served for everyone.  Individuals and small groups (25 or less) are donation only.  Groups pay standard admission ($10) all days. Ask about AAA,  Smithsonian and Military discounts. We are also a member of Blue Star Museums program, which offers free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel, including National Guard and Reserve, and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day annually.

Discounts apply to onsite purchase only

Contact: 866-328-9696

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