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.