Traveling Exhibit – The Beautiful Mysterious: The Extraordinary Gaze of William Eggleston

Introducing a traveling exhibit featuring series of 32 stunning color and early black-and-white photographs, created by world-renowned, Memphis-born photographer, William Eggleston.  His work was credited with helping establish color photography in the late 20th century as a legitimate artistic medium. The University of Mississippi Museum acquired the photographs from Dr. William R. “Bill” Ferris, founding director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, scholar, author and longtime friend of Eggleston. “This exhibit allows everyone to know his work, which is part of the legacy of Ole Miss,” said Ferris.  

For booking information, view this presentation.

Currently the The Beautiful Mysterious adorns the walls of The Mennello Museum, Orlando, Florida, through September 3rd. Guest curated by novelist Megan Abbott, the traveling exhibit’s inaugural opening June 23 made a splash in local media.

“William Eggleston’s peculiar eye for color and composition make him a national treasure.”  —Orlando Weekly 

To book The Beautiful Mysterious: The Extraordinary Gaze of William Eggleston at your museum or institution:

For questions and to book the exhibit, contact:
Marti Funke
Collections Manager
mfunke@olemiss.edu    |   662.915.7073

 

Thanks to the tireless efforts and sponsorship by Friends of the Museum.