Local museum showcasing art of civil rights era

AUGUSTA (WJBF-TV) — A local museum is showcasing the art and culture of the Civil Rights Movement.

The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History currently has an exhibit about the civil rights era.

The museum has dozens of local and national paintings and on display.

Sunday, the museum had a reception to highlight the contributions of artists who were impacted by the Civil Rights Movement.

Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis spoke at the event about how the Black Lives Matter Movement can learn from the past.

“We’ve taken the civil rights movement and now transported it into 2016. We’re still dealing with some of those human issues and so what a tremendous way for us to be able to, through art, look at that lens and say, how do we continually make those types of changes in our community, in our culture and most importantly in our nation,” Davis said to NewsChannel 6.

The Civil Rights and the Arts exhibit runs through September 30th.

For more information, head on over to the museum’s website here.

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