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Gallery Talk | Gender, Race, and Making

Friday, November 23, 2018

11:30 AM - noon

Begins in The Museum Foyer

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, scholars, and special guests.

Artist and Tougaloo College Professor Phoenix Savage will discuss the three special exhibitions on view at the Museum through the lens of gender and race. Using Jeffrey Gibson’s Head On, Elizabeth Brandt’s A Map to Get Where I’m Going, and Clementine Rueben Hunter’s Cane River Baptism, this talk will explore the work of these artists and how they each circumvent contested spaces of the art world.

Born in Philadelphia, Penn., PHOENIX SAVAGE earned a Masters of Fine Art from Georgia State University and a Master of Art in Medical Anthropology from the University of Mississippi. She is the recipient of numerous awards and recently served as the Scholar-in-Resident at New York University. Savage is a Fulbright Fellow and Being Humans Fellow. she maintains an active studio practice, working in the casting mediums of iron, bronze, and porcelain. Savage will exhibit her sculptures at the Annual Ceramic exhibition at Southern Mississippi University this Fall and will present her works in the Spring at NCECA the National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts.

This event is free and open to the public.