May 2017 – May 2018
As a gift to the state during the bicentennial year, the Mississippi Museum of Art will also curate exhibitions by Marie Hull, William Hollingsworth, Walter Anderson, and other locally and regionally acclaimed artists for twelve host venues across the state. Art Across Mississippi: Twelve Exhibitions, Twelve Communities will provide residents throughout the state with an opportunity to enjoy high-quality exhibitions from the Museum’s permanent collection in their own communities, to reflect on the rich heritage of Mississippi’s visual arts, and to contemplate the meaning of the bicentennial moment – lofty goals that will be supported by original public programs at venues. These programs will be sustained by partnerships with the Mississippi Development Authority, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, the Mississippi History Museum, the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, the Mississippi Humanities Council, the Mississippi Arts Commission, and institutions of higher learning around the state.
Art Across Mississippi sends out artwork from the Museum’s collection as a precursor to Picturing Mississippi, which brings far-flung artworks home, of which very few have ever been publicly displayed in the state.
Credit: Eudora Welty (American, 1909-2001), Old Midwife (Ida M’Toy), Jackson, 1936 negative, 1980 print. gelatin silver print. Collection of the Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Miller, 2000.007. © Eudora Welty, LLC; Eudora Welty Collection—Mississippi Department of Archives and History.