March 16 – June 16, 2019
Icons of the Permanent Collection Gallery
Free to the public
A Tale of Two Collections features works by eight artists held in the collections of both the Museum and Tougaloo College: Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Joan Miró (1893-1983), Marie Hull (1890-1980), Hale Woodruff (1900-1980), Romare Bearden (1911-1988), Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012), Benny Andrews (1930-2006) and Thomas Eloby (1944-2001).The two earliest works are of the same subject matter interpreted by two different artists Robert Seldon Duncanson (1821-1872) and Heppie EnEarl Wicks (1857-1940).
Curated by Dr. Redell Hearn, Curator of Art & Civil Rights for the Mississippi Museum of Art and Tougaloo College.
This exhibition is presented as part of the Art & Civil Rights Initiative, a partnership of the Mississippi Museum of Art and Tougaloo College that presents joint exhibitions and programs, and facilitates increased scholarship surrounding the Tougaloo Art Collection. The Art & Civil Rights Initiative is supported by the Henry Luce Foundation.
ART CREDITS: Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012), Red Leaves, 1978. color lithograph, 17 x 21 in. Gift of the artist. Tougaloo College Art Collections. 1986.002 | Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012), ...And a Special Fear for my Loved Ones, 1946. linocut, 5.875 x 8.375 in. Gift of the artist. Collection of the Mississippi Museum of Art. 1997.032