The Smithsonian’s New Harmonies Exhibit on Tour in Alabama

Alabama Roots Music Display accompanies Smithsonian Exhibit

Museum on Main Street is bringing a traveling Smithsonian Exhibition-- New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music--to Tuscumbia, Livingston, Chatom, Fort Payne, Troy and Tuskegee.

It explores the roots of American music - telling the story of its people and culture through the melodies that define it. The exhibition provides a fascinating, inspiring and toe-tapping listen to the American story of multi-cultural exchange. Each host city also presents exhibits and programs featuring the local roots music of their own communities. Traveling with the Smithsonian exhibit is a colorful, artistic portrayal of the important musical traditions of Alabama, which was commissioned by the Alabama Humanities Foundation and produced by Fred Fussell, scholar, and Ted Whisenhunt, artist.

Remaining Sites:

Center for the Study of the Black Belt
The University of West Alabama
May 14- June 24, 2009

Washington County Public Library
Co-sponsored by Washington County Museum
608 St. Stephens Avenue
July 2- August 12, 2009

Depot Museum/City of Fort Payne
Fort Payne
August 29- September 24, 2009

Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center, Inc.
October 1- November 11, 2009

Tuskegee Human & Civil Rights Multicultural Center
November 19- December 31, 2009