May 26, 2017 — October 1, 2017
The Donna and Jim Barksdale Galleries for Changing Exhibitions
Mildred Nungester Wolfe (American, 1912-2009), The Old Studio, 1957. oil on canvas. Collection of the Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson. Gift of Elizabeth Wolfe, 2015.014.
Elizabeth Wolfe (born 1949), Fisherman, 1996. oil on paper. Courtesy of Claudia Addison, Jackson, Mississippi.
Karl Wolfe (1904-1984), Portrait of Myra Green, 1940s. oil on canvas. Courtesy of Josh Green, Jackson, Mississippi.
Karl Wolfe (1904-1984), Xanadu (view from Studio window) , 1960s. oil on board. Courtesy of Elizabeth Wolfe, Jackson, Mississippi.
This retrospective exhibition assembles the work of the late Karl and Mildred Wolfe, the patriarch and matriarch of one of Mississippi’s influential artist-families. The Wolfe’s impact on the community was noteworthy—as teachers at Millsaps College and as active participants in Allison’s Wells Art Colony, the Municipal Art Gallery, and the Mississippi Art Association. They were likewise well-known for their Wolfe Studio, established in 1946. These artists worked in a wide range of media—painting, mosaic, printmaking, stained glass, and ceramics. The studio tradition, as well as creative excellence, is continued by their daughter, Elizabeth (Bebe) Wolfe, whose work is also included in the exhibition. Cost: $10 adults, $8 seniors, $6 students. FREE children 5 and under, FREE Museum members.