picturing mississippi

(in dialogue)

December 9, 2017 – July 8, 2018

Visual vignettes inside the Mississippi Museum of Art's landmark exhibition, Picturing Mississippi. 1817-2017: Land of Plenty, Pain, and Promise, provide contemporary interventions into historical artworks. These artworks in dialogue illuminate the complications of visual representation and accompanying text panels provide opportunities for discussion and discovery.

Learn more about Picturing Mississippi.

examples:

A Contested Place: Native Americans and Europeans

CONTEMPORARY

Benny Andrews (1930-2006), Mississippi River Bank (Trail of Tears Series), 2005. oil on canvas with painted fabric collage. 70 x 50 ½ in. Collection of Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson. Museum purchase with W.K. Kellogg Foundation funds for the Center for Art & Public Exchange. 2018.005. © 2018 Estate of Benny Andrews/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY; Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York.

HISTORICAL

George Catlin (1796-1872), Ball-play of the Choctaw - Ball Up, 1846-50. oil on canvas. 25 ¾ x 32 in. Collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.  Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.428A.

Natchez: Culture and Slavery

CONTEMPORARY

Noah Saterstrom (born 1974), Road to Shubuta, 2016. oil on canvas. 48 x 96 in. Collection of the artist, Nashville, Tennessee.

HISTORICAL

Louis Joseph Bahin (1813-1857), Natchez Under the Hill, 1852. oil on canvas. 33 x 52 in. Collection of the Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA. 2000.045.

Mississippi, the Great Depression, and Regional Identity

CONTEMPORARY

Jeffrey Gibson (b. 1972), Sharecropper, 2015. repurposed punching bag, glass beads, oxidized copper beads, artificial sinew, steel. 30 x 12 ½ x 12 ½ in. Courtesy of the artist.

HISTORICAL

Eudora Welty (1909–2001), Tomato packers’ recess, Crystal Springs, 1935–1936. contemporary gelatin silver print. 14 x 11 ¼ in. Collection of Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Miller, 2000.013.

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OUR FOUNDING PARTNERS:

W.K. KELLOGG FOUNDATION,

LUCE FOUNDATION,

SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER,

& BRADLEY

MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM OF ART

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