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A landscape of an outsider style

We went here as a family and didn't intend to stay long since it was hot and there were no shades... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2016
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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Passionate Display

Unfortunately, the artist wasn't home and we could only see the displays from outside the gate. I... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2016
Houston, Texas
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14 Oct 2017
“Sanford & Son Junk Yard”
5 Aug 2017
“Birmingham's Greatest Hidden Treasure”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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931 Nassau Ave SW, Birmingham, AL 35211-3857
+1 205-327-7370
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Perfect place to visit if you like " Junk Yards. WTH? this guy dumpster dives and sticks a few pieces of junk together and calls it art? give me a break... Get a real job.

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Lilbama
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Tucked away on the west slope of Red Mountain is Joe Minter's African Art in America. This Art Garden is backed by an African-American Cemetery, and Mr. Minter's lifelong tribute (30 years of work) to his heritage is perhaps the best find in Birmingham. I've...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Indiahenson
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We spent a most memorable 2 hours with Mr. Minter. He has worked almost 30 years to create an African-American history through his sculptures. Each scene depicts a moment in history beginning with africans being enslaved to the civil rights movement to Jim Crow. The...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank danbione111
Reviewed 28 March 2017

I was hoping Mr. Minter would be around but wasn't. It was pretty cool. I don't know if you get to walk around more inside the space if he's there. Unique attraction. A testament to his faith and dedication. You can tell he has devoted...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Anne K
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We went here as a family and didn't intend to stay long since it was hot and there were no shades. When we saw the works, we wanted to stay longer and see everything. Unfortunately this is a private property that isn't open entirely to...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank bsaltima
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately, the artist wasn't home and we could only see the displays from outside the gate. I, personally, would have rated this attraction a five but the others in my group thought it was a three. Obviously, this individual is extremely passionate about his beliefs...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank blondi1517
Reviewed 26 May 2016

A lost Craft, Folk Art. After these Elder Artist pass, This art will be lost. My grandfather did similar work. I first visited this place in 1990. Just wish someone would invest in this type of art.Amazing stories behind all items. A must see!!!!!! Don't...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank cgpotts
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

A bit out of the way but worth the detour. He collected pieces for 30 years and constructed them into sculptures and has about 3 acres near the old cemetery. Personal guided tour and friendly people who give a nice perspective of the area and...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Millpers123
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Joe is an outsider artist that has built many commemorative sculptures from found items on hid property that abuts Elmwood cemetery. It is at the end of a neighborhood, but don't let that deter you. He has an open gate policy and will even come...More

Date of experience: March 2016
2  Thank Felecia H
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