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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
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
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
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
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
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!!!!!!
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
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