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Gallery Talk | “Painting the River: The Mississippi as History and Heritage”

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

11:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Talk begins in Selby and Richard McCrae Lobby

The Mississippi River has served as the inspiration for many artists from early statehood to the present. Whether in romanticized European and American landscape paintings, in popular prints of steamboat races, or in scenes of naval battle during the Civil War, the river has been a central subject in the arts of Mississippi. Join Roger Ward, Executive Director of the Ann Nasher Sculpture Gardens, as he discusses the River and its visual legacy.

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.