Due South: Highlights from the Permanent Collection
September 22, 2018 - January 13, 2019
Marie Hull (Summit, MS, 9/28/1890 - 11/21/1980, Jackson, MS), An American Citizen,1936. oil on linen. 30 x 25 1/2 in. Collection of the Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson. Gift of Dr. Blair E. Batson, Jackson, MS. 2009.153
Woodward Ellsworth (Seekonk, MA 1861-1939, New Orleans, LA), Winter in Southern Louisiana, 1911. oil on canvas. Collection of the Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson. Purchase by the Art Study Club and the Mississippi Art Association. 1912.005
Andrew Bucci (Vicksburg, MS, Born 1922), Girl in Brown, not dated. oil on canvas. 34 1/8 x 28 1/4 in. Collection of the Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson. Purchase, with funds from MP&L . 1954.003
Richmond Barthé (Bay St. Louis, MS, 01/28/1901 - 03/05/1989, Pasadena, CA) Feral Benga,1937. Bronze. 20.25 in. x 7.25 in. x 7 in. Collection of the Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson. Purchase, with funds from McCarty Fund and McCravey Fund. 2002.016
William Henry Stevens (1881 - 1949), no title [Mississippi river scene], not dated. pastel on paper. 19 in. x 23 in. Collection of the Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson. Gift of Janet Stevens McDowell Trust, Joselyn W. Hill, Trustee. 2008.059
Eudora Welty (Jackson, MS, 4/13/1909 - 7/23/2001, Jackson, MS), Saturday Off, Jackson, ca. 1930 negative, contemporary print. gelatin silver print. 14 x 11 in. Collection of the Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson. Purchase, with funds from Mary Mhoon Endowment. 2004.016
William "Bill" Traylor (Benton, AL, 1853-1855 - October 23, 1943, Montgomery, AL) Untitled (Black Dog with Red Tongue), ca. 1939 – 1940. opaque watercolor and pencil on cardboard. 16 x 13 3/4 in. Collection of the Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson. Gift of Ed McGowin and Claudia DeMonte. 2017.248
This selection of objects represents some of the most renowned Southern artists in the Museum’s collection. Whether nationally known or more regionally celebrated, the collective visions of these artists are a sampling of the South’s rich artistic legacy.
In anticipation of the reinstallation of the Museum’s permanent collection in June 2019, which will incorporate new acquisitions by contemporary artists, these works of art have been selected as examples from a variety of media that carry the potential to expand upon or even reimagine the narrative surrounding Mississippi and the South.
Stop by this gallery space between September 22 and January 13 to engage with some visitor favorites and participate in an activity that will add your voice to the new permanent collection exhibition.