200 Alabama Bicentennial

Celebrating Alabama’s 200th birthday2017 2018 2019

From August 8 to October 26, The Alabama Center for the Arts in downtown Decatur will host the Sara Vessels Mills' Private Collection of famous folk artist Mose T’s paintings.

Mose T's work has previously been exhibited in the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Philadelphia College of Art, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

Pike Road’s famed disabled African-American folk artist Mose Ernest Tolliver, better known by his signature Mose T, is a proud part of Alabama history. A self-taught artist, he signed his work Mose T with a distinctive backwards "s". Using the simple materials of house paint on plywood, he crafted whimsical pictures of animals, humans, and flora. His colorful artwork has been displayed in esteemed galleries across the country, including the American Folk Art Museum in New York City.

The Alabama Center for the Arts Mose T exhibition, located in the ACA Gallery, is free and open to the public during normal business hours. The event is officially endorsed by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission.

For more information, please visit http://www.athens.edu/aca.