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.
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A Contested Place: Native Americans and Europeans
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.
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
Noah Saterstrom (born 1974), Road to Shubuta, 2016. oil on canvas. 48 x 96 in. Collection of the artist, Nashville, Tennessee.
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
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.
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.