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MPB Conversations | Bruce Levingston and Bright Fields (VIDEO)

​In this installment their “Conversations” series, Mississippi Public Broadcasting sits down with acclaimed concert pianist Bruce Levingston, who is the curator of Bright Fields: The Mastery of Marie Hull (and author of the book by the same title).

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Posted on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 by MMA

Vintage Marie Hull | MPB Conversations (VIDEO)

In this vintage video from Mississippi Public Broadcasting (then know at ETV), Marie Hull’s friends, contemporaries, and students speak about her amazing life and cultural contributions. Mississippi artists Andrew Bucci and William Dunlap and collector Roy Wilkinson, among others, pay homage to her profound influence on the art of the state. Hull’s work - including many of the paintings depicted here - are on view in spectacular fashion through January 10, 2016 in Bright Fields: The Mastery of Marie Hull.

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Posted on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 by MMA

New Art in the Garden

Installed just this week, the newest addition to the sculptural collection in The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art. Here are a few shots of the installation. Come see it in person and explore the grounds to find more gems of public art.

Duncan Baird, Age of Bronze, 2009. Bronze, brick, and limestone. Museum purchase, 2015.038

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Posted on Friday, December 18, 2015 by MMA

The Incredible Hull - Origins of a Mississippi Master

This illustrated journey and origin story of Mississippi artist Marie Hull was produced in conjunction with Bright Fields: The Mastery of Marie Hull and On the Road with Marie Hull, an unprecedented celebration of one of the state’s most significant artists and teachers. Now on view.

Click here to download The Incredible Hull comic book. (For a version including activities, click here.)

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Posted on Friday, December 4, 2015 by MMA

Marie Hull - Synthesis and Serenity

Part of an ongoing series on Mississippi artist Marie Hull, showcased in this Fall and Winter’s celebratory exhibition, Bright Fields: The Mastery of Marie Hull.

Marie Hull (1890-1980), High Horizon, no date. oil on canvas. Collection of Mississippi Museum of Art. Gift of Virginia McGehee Friend. 2006.059.

As we have seen, from the late 1940s onward Marie Hull was exposed to a wide variety of stylistic innovations made by a sequence of younger contemporaries, all of whom worked in one form or another of Abstraction. These artists, if they were lucky, had been discovered and given their first exhibitions in New York City by energetic dealers such as Sidney Janis, Leo Castelli, and Betty Parsons, whose catalogues arrived with regularity at Marie Hull’s home at 825 Belhaven Street in Jackson. From the mid 1960s, Mrs. Hull perfected a personal idiom of painting which combined—or, better, synthesized—the vertical format and horizontal color strata of Mark Rothko (1903-1970) with brushstrokes—the marking technique—of Mark Tobey to create landscapes that were still recognizable as such. She christened...

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Posted on Friday, December 4, 2015 by MMA

HeARTWorks - Art in Us All (VIDEO)

Behold the power of art…

HeARTWorks is an art ministry serving the clients of Stewpot Community Services in Jackson. Artists from this nonprofit are the first in our Art in Us All Community Exhibition Series; their work is on view at the Museum through December 13, 2015. This video was produced by JSUTV.

The Art in Us All Community Exhibition Series was created in order to deepen the relationship between the Museum and its visitors and to cultivate creativity in the community for people of all ages and backgrounds. Learn more here.

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Posted on Friday, December 4, 2015 by MMA