Slow Art Day: The Blue Bead Project

The blue bead excavated behind the Gorgas House Museum.

Learn about our shared past by visiting The Gorgas House Museum on April 13, 2024 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm to see The Blue Bead Project for Slow Art Day

A blue bead (dating back to the antebellum period) that was excavated behind the Gorgas House Museum inspired creative projects that University of Alabama students completed and will be on display inside the museum. Make and take your own bead bracelet home as a reminder of this event, the students’ work, and the significance of the bead!


Street Address

810 Capstone Drive
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Check out our Directions page for parking info and a map.


General admission is $2.00

Admission is free for current University of Alabama faculty, staff, students, and members of University of Alabama Museums, the Bryant Museum Circle of Champions, and the University Alumni Association.


The Gorgas House Museum is located just off the Quadrangle of The University of Alabama campus, at 810 Capstone Drive (one black west of the Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library, at the corner of McCorvey and Capstone Drives).


Parking ($5) is available in the North Ten Hoor and Student Center parking decks. For large tour buses and special event parking, please make arrangements in advance of your visit by calling 348-5906 or emailing gorgashouse.as.ua.edu.