The Jule Collins Smith Museum on the Auburn University campus is exhibiting John Augustus Walker’s “Historical Panorama of Alabama Agriculture through September 21. The exhibition is timed as part of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s 100th anniversary.
Originally commissioned by Extension for the 1939 Alabama State Fair, the ten panels were mostly forgotten until the 1980s. The current exhibition marks the first time that that recently conserved paintings have been exhibited in a museum setting.
On May 22, 2014 at 5:00 p.m., Bruce Dupree, art director with Extension’s Communications and Marketing Department, will present a talk entitled “The Historical Panorama of Alabama Agriculture, John Augustus Walker, and the 1939 Alabama State Fair.” The jazz band Cullars Improvisational Rotation will perform following the talk from 6:00 to 8:00 pm with extended gallery hours. Admission is free courtesy of JCSM Business Partners.
Read more about the exhibition here at the Jule Collins Smith Museum website.
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