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Gallery Talk | “After the Flood: Hard Times in Mississippi"

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

11:30 AM-noon

Talk begins in Museum Lobby

The Great Flood of 1927 and its devastations reverberated in art and culture for decades to come. In 1940, artist John Steuart Curry painted a large canvas to commemorate the relief efforts in the Mississippi Delta, led by Herbert Hoover, who later became president of the United States. Against the background of the flood, Museum Curator Jochen Wierich will explore the artistic responses to Mississippi during times of crisis.

Gallery talks offer visitors the chance to engage with a single work, or pairing of works, for a 30-minute talk led by museum curators and educators, as well as local artists and scholars.
This event is free and open to the public.