As we near the December 9 opening of the Mississippi Museum of Art's landmark bicentennial exhibition, Picturing Mississippi, 1817-2017: Land of Plenty, Pain, and Promise, we reflect on the diversity of experience and connotation that Mississippi inspires.
Music by Kevin MacLeod.
Artwork (in order of appearance):
Bruce Davidson (b. 1933), "Time of Change (National Guardsmen protecting the Freedom Riders during their ride from Montgomery to Jackson, Mississippi)," 1961, printed later. gelatin silver print. 9 x 13 in. (image). Collection of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri. Gift of the Hall Family Foundation, 2014.18.5.
Walter Inglis Anderson (1903–1965), "Horn Island," 1960. oil on board. 24 ¼ x 60 in. (framed) Collection of the Family of Walter I. Anderson, Ocean Springs, Mississippi, EL 1.03.1.
Charlie Buckley (b. 1982), "Cloudscape with Soybeans," 2016. oil on wood panel. 42 x 42 in. Collection of Paul and Tanya Ellis, Ridgeland, Mississippi.
Noah Saterstrom (born 1974), "Road to Shubuta," 2016. oil on canvas. 48 x 96 in. Collection of the artist, Nashville, Tennessee.
Eudora Welty (1909–2001), "Saturday Strollers, Grenada," 1934. contemporary gelatin silver print. 14 x 8 ½ in. Collection of Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson. Purchase, with funds from Mary Mhoon Endowment, 1981.259.
Danny Lyon (b. 1942), "Bob Dylan plays behind the SNCC office, Greenwood, Mississippi," 1963,
printed 2002–2008. gelatin silver print. 13 x 8 ¾ in (image). Collection of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri. Gift of the Hall Family Foundation, 2011.12.27.
Gwendolyn A. Magee (1943–2011), "Our New Day Begun," 2000. textile. 70 ½ x 73 ¼ in. Estate of Gwendolyn A. Magee, New Orleans, Louisiana.