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Gallery Talk | "Patrick Kelly: from Mississippi to New York to Paris, and Back"

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

11:30 AM-noon

Talk begins in Museum Lobby

Join Shon McCarthy, Director of the Jackson State University Art Galleries, as she discusses the life, work, and legacy of designer Patrick Kelly. Kelly, a native of Vicksburg, Mississippi, was an acclaimed fashion designer who rose to fame in the 1980s when his work caught the attention of French Elle. He was the first American, and the first black person, to be admitted into the prestigious Chambre Syndicale du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode, the French fashion industry's association.

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.