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Re:frame | "This Land is My Land"

Thursday, April 19, 2018

6 PM

MMA, Galleries of "White Gold"

Re:frame is an interdisciplinary programming format engineered by the Center for Art & Public Exchange (CAPE) that brings together combinations of art, music, and a diversity of voices to facilitate public dialogue about issues of contemporary significance. It is designed to empower participants to think and speak about art from their own experiences. Re:frame is part of the Mississippi Museum of Art’s Third Thursday programming. Free to the public.

*Re:frame is audio recorded for research purposes; audio will not be made public.


“This Land is My Land”

Mississippi agriculture – especially cotton – established systems of vested plantation power, entrepreneurial farmers, sharecroppers, and slaves. What did it take to subvert the hierarchy? Why did the number of Mississippi farmers drop by nearly half and the number of black farmers by ninety percent in the middle 20th century? What does it mean to work the land in the 21st century? What can we learn from the past to address land issues that continue to affect people in the South?

Explore the complexities of Southern farmland through dialogue with art and with each other.

This month’s Re:frame is held inside the galleries of White Gold: Thomas Sayre. In partnership with the Mississippi Center for Justice.

Guests include Mike Espy, former Congressman and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture; Cindy Ayers, owner of Footprint Farms.

Re:frame is sponsored by