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MMA and Tougaloo College announce Art and Civil Rights Initiative

The Mississippi Museum of Art (the Museum) and Tougaloo College (the College) are pleased to announce the Art and Civil Rights Initiative (the Initiative), a multi-layered, multi-year partnership that leverages the art collections of both institutions to foster community dialogue and interpretation about civil rights issues, past and present. The Initiative, funded by the Henry Luce Foundation, supports new exhibitions, dynamic programming, and evolving scholarship that is made even more powerful and relevant given Mississippi’s place as ground zero for much of the Civil Rights Movement of the mid-20th Century.

The stated goals for the Art and Civil Rights Initiative include: leveraging the Museum’s experience and intellectual base in art and civil rights programs into a more permanent structure that continues to benefit all Mississippians; formalizing an ongoing partnership between the College and the Museum; increasing collective understanding of the influence of social causes on artists, and of artists on historical events; expanding the focus of the program from the American Civil Rights Movement to other national and international civil rights and social justice challenges; and increasing the capacity for compassion, understanding, and civil discourse in our communities.

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Posted on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 by MMA