Fox Theatre partners with Georgia Public Library Service for a touring exhibit on the Theatre’s history as an iconic landmark
Oct. 11, 2022
Contacts: Deborah Hakes, Georgia Public Library Service, email@example.com;
Maggie Fuller, Fox Theatre Institute, Maggie.Fuller@foxtheatre.org
ATLANTA…The Fox Theatre Institute and Georgia Public Library Service are once again partnering to send the popular “Fox in a Box” exhibit on a statewide tour of public libraries.
“Fox in a Box” is an interactive banner exhibit that focuses on how important events in the Fox Theatre’s timeline intersect with American history, the Civil Rights Movement, economics, and the importance of communities. Participants are challenged to think about how communities come together to share an experience and to protect what’s important to them.
“The Fox Theatre Institute is excited to partner with the Georgia Public Library Service to bring Fox in a Box beyond the metro-Atlanta area,” said Leigh Burns, director of the Fox Theatre Institute. “To know that the interactive exhibit and the film have a reach within more of Georgia’s 159 counties helps us meet our goals to increase the awareness and sustainability of historic theatres and cultural centers beyond our own home here at the Fox. We are grateful for the opportunity and growing our partnership.”
While hosting the exhibit, libraries will conduct immersive, entertaining educational sessions for patrons using a history lesson provided by the Fox Theater Institute. The lesson takes patrons on a “tour” of the Fox’s history using a slideshow, video, and archival images.
On October 10, the exhibit opens at the Headquarters Library of the Clayton County Library System. From there, it will travel to 15 more library systems around Georgia, going as far south as Valdosta to visit the Willis L. Miller Library.
“Through partnerships with organizations across the state, Georgia’s public libraries provide families with educational and recreational opportunities to spend time together while saving money,” said Julie Walker, Vice Chancellor for Libraries and Archives and State Librarian. “The ‘Fox in a Box’ exhibit is another fantastic benefit of your free library card, and we’re so pleased to continue our wonderful relationship with the Fox Theatre Institute in their outstanding cultural programming.”
Oct. 10-Nov. 10, 2022: Clayton County Library, Headquarters Library
Nov. 18-Dec. 19, 2022: Augusta-Richmond County Library, Augusta Public Library
Dec. 23, 2022-Jan. 27, 2023: Cobb County Public Library, Switzer Library
Feb. 2-March 2, 2023: West Georgia Regional Library, Neva Lomason Memorial Library
March 9-April 10, 2023: Flint River Regional Library, Tyrone Public Library
April 17-May 17, 2023: Pine Mountain Regional Library, Hightower Memorial Library
May 24-June 26, 2023: Kinchafoonee Regional Library, Terrell County Library
July 3-Aug. 3, 2023: South Georgia Regional Library, Willis L. Miller Library
Aug. 10-Sept. 11, 2023: Three Rivers Regional Library, St. Mary’s Public Library
Sept. 18-Oct. 18, 2023: Live Oak Public Libraries, Bull Street Library
Oct. 25-Nov. 27, 2023: Okefenokee Regional Library, Waycross-Ware County Public Library
Dec. 1, 2022-Jan. 4, 2024: Ohoopee Regional Library, Glennville Public Library
Jan. 11-Feb. 12, 2024: Greater Clarks Hill Regional Library, Columbia County Library
Feb. 19-March 19, 2024: Chestatee Regional Library, Dawson County Library
March 26-April 29, 2024: Forsyth County Public Library, Post Road Library
May 6-June 10, 2024: Fulton County Library, Joan P. Garner Library at Ponce De Leon
About the Georgia Public Library Service
The Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS) empowers libraries to improve the lives of all Georgians by encouraging reading, literacy and education through the continuing support and improvement of our public libraries. GPLS is a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. www.georgialibraries.org #GeorgiaLibraries
About the Fox Theatre Institute
The Fox Theatre Institute (FTI) is a dynamic outreach program offering historic preservation expertise, consultation, and education to performing arts venues in Georgia and the region. Created by Atlanta’s Fox Theatre, an iconic attraction widely applauded for being a catalyst for positive change in the community, FTI pays it forward, helping other cultural institutions renew, reinvigorate, and restore artistic vitality in their backyards and beyond. Keeping environmental and economic impact top of mind, FTI offers the financial assistance, restoration support and operations mentoring needed to leverage scarce resources and stimulate local economies. Not only that, but it keeps the artistic pulse of beloved communities beating for decades to come. FTI was recently featured on NPR’s Marketplace for its substantial impact on historical theatre restoration and community building throughout Georgia and the Southeast. For more information, visit www.foxtheatreinstitute.org.
About the Fox Theatre
The Fox Theatre is one of Atlanta’s premier venues for live entertainment, welcoming more than 250 performances a year in its 4,665-seat theatre. From concerts to ballets, comedy, and movies, the historic venue attracts more than 500,000 visitors annually. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization, the Fox Theatre stands today as a fiercely protected landmark and a nationally acclaimed theatre. The Fox Theatre proudly acknowledges its partners for their generous support: Coca-Cola, Lexus, Georgian Terrace Hotel, Georgia Natural Gas, and Regions Bank. Tickets for all events are available at FoxTheatre.org, or toll-free at 855-285-8499. Stay connected by following the Fox Theatre on social via @theFoxTheatre on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.