Rosa Parks Museum hosts exhibit honoring “Unsung Heroes” of Civil Rights

Posted: Tuesday, 05 January 2010

MONTGOMERY—An exhibit of new work from renowned Civil Rights artist Charly Palmer is now on display at Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum.

The exhibit, entitled “Unsung Heroes,” will be on display through Feb. 28. Consisting of more than 30 mixed-media paintings, the exhibit is designed to honor those who served tireless for the Civil Rights Movement.

Each work is based on documented facts and the exhibit takes viewers on a journey through the history of the movement.

“My desire is to tell the story of the unsung hero, to honor my elders, to show my love for where I’ve come from and where they have been,” Palmer said.

Palmer will discuss his work during a free gallery talk in the exhibit hall on Saturday, Jan. 16, at 11 a.m.

The exhibit hall at the Rosa Parks Museum is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Palmer is a native of Fayette, Ala. He studied art and design at the American Academy of Art and the School of the Art Institute, both in Chicago, and has taught design and illustration at the college level. His work is in private and public collections which include Atlanta Life Insurance, McDonald’s Corporation, Miller Brewing Company, the Coca Cola Company and Vanderbilt University.

He has had a number of one man shows in galleries in the United States and has been the recipient of significant commissions including an official poster for the 1996 Olympics and the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau. He currently lives and works in Atlanta.

For more information about the exhibit, call the museum at 334-241-8701.