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Author: Sherry Lucas

Andrew Bucci self portrait with dogwood flower 1949
Culture

Mississippi Toasts Breadth and Depth of Andrew Bucci’s Art in His Centennial Year

These centennial tributes aim to showcase the range of Andrew Bucci’s art, who started creating in the mid-to-late 1930s and continued through the 2000s, learning something new every decade—always evolving, always creating. The History Is Lunch program on Jan. 12 is free and open to the public; it will be livestreamed as well on the Mississippi Department of Archives and History’s Facebook page, and posted on the department’s YouTube channel. The “Emerging Grace” exhibit runs through March 12 at the Winter Building and is open to the public on Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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A round table covered in art, with more art hanging on the wall behind it. A woman sits to the back left.
Culture

Attic Gallery Has Packed in Technicolor of Art for 50 Years in Vicksburg

A 50-year history as a showcase and sanctuary for art, artists and art lovers anchors the Attic Gallery as Mississippi’s oldest continuously operating art gallery. Owner Lesley Silver anchors the Attic Gallery as the gentle heart and soul at its core, amid a swirl of paintings, glasswork, woodwork, metal work, jewelry, fabric art, assemblage, collage, pottery and lots more. 

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Abilities Dance Boston
Culture

Mississippi Native Uses Dance as a Way to Address Equity and Access

When Ellice Patterson didn’t find dance company doors that opened to her, she created new ones that did. They were also wide enough to welcome a broad range of others—”like me and not like me,” she says—committed to sharing stories through movement. Her innovative Abilities Dance Boston focuses on inclusion, equity and possibilities, rather than barriers and limitations.

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Legacies of the Great Migration artists
Culture

Jackson, Baltimore Art Museums to Focus on Great Migration in Ambitious Joint 2022 Exhibition

In newly commissioned works by 13 acclaimed, current African American artists with southern ties, “A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration” will examine the Great Migration’s impact on America’s social and political life. Project co-curators are Mississippi Museum of Art Chief Curator Ryan Dennis, also the artistic director of MMA’s Center for Art and Public Exchange, and Baltimore Museum of Art Associate Curator of Contemporary Art Jessica Bell Brown.

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