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This week at the Museum has been a living example of how art connects us to one another and enriches our lives. On Monday night, artist Jason Bouldin unveiled portraits of Medgar and Myrlie Evers, the culmination of a project long in the making. Bringing the portraits to fruition took many hands. One such force was Alan Moore of Baker Donelson, the exhibition sponsor, who worked on the project with the Evers family, the artist, and countless others, including a group of generous women who funded the portrait of Myrlie Evers. I could search for words to describe the unveiling reception, which was attended by hundreds - those mentioned above, family and friends, elected officials, and many, many more. But my words would be superfluous. The tone best struck and the words best spoken came organically, like art often does.

“Artists redefine and repatriate our memories,” said Betsy Bradley, Director of the Museum. The portraits stood nearby behind black veils. “They also inspire hope for our future. That is what this is about tonight. It’s about our memories and our hope.”


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Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by MMA