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Experiencing the Mississippi Delta through art

The Mississippi Delta is known for fertile soil, wide-open fields, summer heat and bountiful harvests of beans, corn, sweet potatoes and cotton. Maybe no other region in America holds the historical, creative, musical, culinary, and cultural value as does the Mississippi Delta – and that value comes through loud and clear in works created by Delta artists.

As we journey through The Mississippi Story, the free exhibition of work from the Mississippi Museum of Art’s permanent collection, you’ll find photos, renderings, sketches and oil paintings reminiscent of the Delta’s heart and soul.

One of the collection’s most well-known pieces, Still Life: A Season of the Moment, by Glennray Tutor, depicts a photorealistic version of mason jars stocked full of items like pickles, beans, peas and other southern staples. Some of Tutor’s earliest photorealistic paintings also include mason jars. In a 2012 interview with the Jackson Free Press, Tutor said of the jars - “It gave me a subject. I didn’t know I could paint something like that—with all the glass reflections and...

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Posted on Thursday, September 8, 2016 by MMA

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Rebecca Chandler | Mapping a Modern MS

Rebecca Chandler is the owner of Hattiesburg Ballroom and Beyond, as well as the co-creator of Hattiesburlesque. With these two projects, Rebecca hopes to bring something that’s exciting and different to the city.

“You know, when I graduated there wasn’t really anything for me here either. I kinda had to make it up as I went… I feel like kinda making up your own rules as you go is something that is really exciting, and it never gets boring.”-Rebecca

This interview is part of the Museum’s Mapping a Modern Mississippi Initiative.

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Posted on Thursday, September 8, 2016 by ModernMS

Darren Schwindaman | Mapping a Modern MS

Graphic designer Darren Schwindaman is the founder of Creative Distillery, a branding studio in the heart of Jackson.

“I think one thing that makes running a creative business in Mississippi really great is that people want me to be here, and they want each other to be here… I think when you take Mississippians’ raw creative talent and balance that with picking and choosing the best things from other places, Mississippians are in a great position to put together really amazing, creative work.”-Darren

This interview is part of the Museum’s Mapping a Modern Mississippi Initiative.

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Posted on Thursday, September 8, 2016 by ModernMS

Chockwe Lumumba | Mapping a Modern MS

“Mississippi represents a space which is pregnant with opportunities… It really is a true space where we can represent self-determination, and anyone who speaks toward self-determination, anyone who speaks about owning their own and using what they own for themselves, is a daring story.”-Chockwe

This interview is part of the Museum’s Mapping a Modern Mississippi Initiative.

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Posted on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 by ModernMS

Mary Ann O’Gorman | Mapping a Modern MS

Hurricane Katrina drastically altered the life of Mary Ann O’Gorman, poet. After the storm, she began practicing yoga and eventually began teaching in Ocean Springs.

“When I moved here, I realized that you were allowed to be—eccentric is a nice word for it—on the street. There was no need to hide yourself, and that was a challenge for me personally. And I feel like I’ve grown into that because the community is very accepting.”- Mary Ann

This interview is part of the Museum’s Mapping a Modern Mississippi Initiative.

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Posted on Sunday, September 4, 2016 by ModernMS

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