Legacies of the Great Migration artists
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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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Dusti Bongé self portrait
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Piercing the Inner Wall: Sweeping Exhibition Gives Gulf Coast Artist Dusti Bongé Her Due

In 65 paintings, 29 works on paper and three sculptures, “Piercing the Inner Wall: The Art of Dusti Bongé,” available through May 23, covers the range of her work as Mississippi’s first consistently Modernist artist, progressing through periods of figurative and Cubist work, Surrealism and finally Abstract Expressionism, from the 1930s through the early 1990s. 

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Busting Barriers and Breaking Down Walls at the Mississippi Museum of Art

“Leonardo Drew: City in the Grass,” on view through Feb. 21, is a sculpture that beckons to be touched, sat on, walked around (even upon) and inspected up close and personal. Like a magic carpet ride, it can whisk the imagination off on a journey where viewers can roam, loom over, lounge around and hang out in the cityscape, interacting directly with it.

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