Places We Dream of…

March 22 – June 25, 2011
Opening reception Tuesday, March 31st, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Works on paper from the permanent collection curated by Dr. Esther Sparks.








The Civil Rights Struggle: African-American G.I.s and Germany

Upcoming Exhibition

Feb. 8 – Mar. 14, 2011
Opening Reception:
Wednesday, February 9,
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

A Survey of Gee's Bend Quilts

January 11 – April 2, 2011

Opening Reception Thursday, February 3, 2011

Gee’s Bend is a small rural community nestled into a curve in the Alabama River southwest of Selma, Alabama. After the Civil War, the freed slaves of Gee’s Bend founded an all-black community nearly isolated from the surrounding world.

The town’s women developed a distinctive, bold, and sophisticated quilting style based on traditional American (and African-American) quilts, but with a geometric simplicity reminiscent of Amish quilts and modern art. The women of Gee’s Bend passed their skills and aesthetic down through at least six generations to the present.

Mississippi Made: Selections from the Permanent Collection

Is the first in a series of ongoing exhibits presenting selections from the permanent collection and includes work by Mississippi artists Marie Hull, Andrew Bucci, Bill Dunlap, John McCrady, Kate Freeman Clark, Jere Allen, Walter Anderson, and George Ohr.

Defining the Mainstream: The Southern Folk Art Experience

October 1 – December 11, 2010

Curated by Robert Krause, Doctoral Candidate in United States History, Graduate Assistant, The University of Mississippi Museum

This inaugural exhibit in the new Hattie Mae Edmonds Gallery examines the complex role of Southern Folk Art in relation to the artistic mainstream developed by historians, critics, and scholars.  Works in the exhibit include examples by artists James “Son” Thomas, Purvis Young, Mose Tolliver, Jim Sudduth, Rev. Howard Finster, Sulton Rogers, M. B. Mayfield, and Luster Willis.


Teacher and Student: Abstract Works of Marie Hull and Andrew Bucci

Teacher and Student: Abstract Works of Marie Hull and Andrew Bucci is organized by the Mississippi Museum of Art and supported with funds provided by the Museum’s statewide Traveling Exhibition Endowment, a fund made possible through significant private contributions matched by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, with additional funding provided by the Mississippi Arts Commission’s Arts Reinvestment Initiative.

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Mitchell Wright: The Reconstruction

Mitchell Wright (b.1976) The Snopes, 2008

July 13 – October 2, 2010

Admission is free and open to the public with suggested donation.

The art of Mitchell Wright has been described as highly emotional, intricate in its detail, and comfortable with the dynamics of the morose. Born in Verona, Mississippi, Wright utilizes memory and sentiment as foundational sources of the aesthetic experience. Contemplating notions of reminiscence and mortality while engaging the cultural influences of southern letters and music, Wright offers a window into the ghosts of the southern past and their impact on contemporary life and artistic creation.

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