American History · photography · trains

steam locomotive photography captures an era

Tonight I attended the reception for the latest exhibit at the Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum here in Tuscaloosa. The exhibit features the photography of David Plowden who is known for capturing American landscapes. The photos in this exhibit reflect his fascination with steam locomotives, which were first seen in Great Britain in the early… Continue reading steam locomotive photography captures an era

American History · art

using art to ponder ideas about race

“the most important thing is that I had a purpose….”- Harriet Tubman I am watching the encore of WGN’s “Underground.” It is the best show on television now. I leave the classroom talking about those critical years approaching the Civil War. I come home to this wonderful show. And in between? In between I had… Continue reading using art to ponder ideas about race