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Blues Photographic Exhibit Now Open at Tuscaloosa Transportation Museum

The City of Tuscaloosa's Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum and the Mississippi Museum of Art have partnered together to present “Mississippi Hill Country Blues: Photographs by George Mitchell.“ The exhibition showcases black and white photographs that George Mitchell captured in the hill country of Mississippi over 13 days in the summer of 1967. The Transportation Museum will host the collection until Saturday, April 26. “We found, recorded, photographed and interviewed so many great musicians in this brief period of time that it was almost unbelievable,“ said George Mitchell. Mitchell has recorded and photographed many blues singers across Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia. He recently rediscovered a large collection of photographs that were taken on this trip to the Mississippi Hill Country. “Mississippi Hill Country Blues: Photographs by George Mitchell“ is organized by the Mississippi Museum of Art and is supported by its statewide Traveling Exhibition Endowment. For more info on the exhibit, please contact the Transportation Museum directly at 205-248-4931, call Tuscaloosa 311 at 205-248-5311 or visit the website at www.mwwtm.com.