As you await the opening of Paramount Pictures' Selma, which stars the likes of Miss Oprah Winfrey in a major minor role and David Oyelowo as Dr. Martin Luther King, the folks at Mint Museum have something pretty cool on the front.
Just announced, the museum has acquired a large-scale painting, titled "Selma" by artist Barbara Pennington. It depicts the scene that unraveled during the civil rights marches in Selma, Alabama, in the spring of 1965.
The canvas will be on view in the museum’s permanent collection galleries of Modern & Contemporary Art (level four). Come check it out this Saturday (Jan. 3) and you'll also have a chance at picking up free passes to a screening of Selma on Jan. 6 at Regal Stonecrest at Piper Glen. Just make sure to arrive early, if you're looking to snag a pair of the freebies - only the first 30 visitors to Mint Museum Uptown will receive passes.
Also, mark your calendar for March 25, when the Mint hosts a free program, “Conversation: Selma in Retrospect — The 50th Anniversary of a Monumental Civil Rights Moment.” For more information, visit www.mintmuseum.org/happenings.