Continuing through September 11 at the Mississippi Museum of Art, this exhibition features works by 12 celebrated Black artists
From 1915-1970, the Great Migration saw more than six million Black Americans leave southern cities for destinations across the United States. From historical and personal perspectives, the artists explore the movement’s impact on the cultural and social life of the United States.
Through extensive research, the artists’ works display themes of perseverance, self-determination and self-reliance that impact historical happenings that endure today. The artists represent states across the United States from California and Oregon to Maryland and New York and from Illinois and Michigan to Louisiana and Florida. Each offering their own interpretation in their own media of the exhibition’s theme.
Public tours are being offered at 2 p.m. by trained gallery educators on every Sunday through the run of the exhibition. The tours are discussion based encouraging the participants to learn about specific pieces in the exhibition. Check on their availability. Private group tours of the Mississippi Museum of Art are also available with reservation during regular visiting hours. For more information email email@example.com.
Throughout the presentation of this momentous exhibition, MMA will present a free series of activities, performances, films, conversations and celebrations tied to the themes of family, ancestry, land and self-determination. Included, but not limited too are Art on Film, Curator Talks, Look and Learn, Gallery Talks and Closing weekend September 9-12, 2022 events. Plan now to make this landmark exhibition part of your Mississippi itinerary. msmuseumart.org
By Dave Bodle