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Rico Gatson: Wall to Wall | Birmingham Museum of Art

Inspiration image used for Gatson's interactive mural of Reverend Fred Shuttleworth.

Courtesy of the artist and the Birmingham Museum of Art.

5 August 2022 - July 2023

"The second iteration of Wall to Wall presented by PNC features Brooklyn-based contemporary artist Rico Gatson, who will transform the walls of the Museum lobby with a colorful, life-size image of an iconic Birmingham figure and an abstract composition. On Friday, August 5, guests attending Museum’s signature event, Art on the Rocks, will be invited to paint alongside Rico in the lobby to help complete the installation. Through community engagement, Gatson hopes to bring the energy from the Civil Rights movement into the present. Born in Augusta, Georgia, Gatson grew up in Southern California and received his BFA from Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1989, and MFA from Yale School of Art in 1991."