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Outdoor sculpture images head to Columbus library


Special to The Dispatch



"From Monuments to Mufflers," a photograph exhibit detailing Mississippi''s unique outdoor sculptures, will show at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library from May 3 to June 28.  


Included are photographs of Civil War and civil rights monuments, architectural sculpture, pieces that celebrate a town''s heritage, cemetery monuments, and light-hearted and inspirational sculptures from around the state. These sculptures are pieces of art that are sometimes celebrated and many times forgotten.  


Over two years, Mississippi volunteers helped to discover the state''s various outdoor sculptures, in part with the "Save Outdoor Sculptures!" or "SOS!" national campaign co-sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and the National Institution for the Conservation of Cultural Property.  


"From Monuments to Mufflers" celebrates their findings and the many pieces of outdoor sculpture the state has to offer.  


From the monumental and meaningful to the whimsical and magical, come view this important part of Mississippi''s artistic heritage. 


The exhibit was produced by the Museum Division of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH). For more information about this exhibit or the Traveling Exhibits Program, contact the Museum Division with MDAH at 601-576-6800. 


For more information about the exhibit while at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, contact Mona Vance at 662-329-5304.



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