February 28, 2015 – Closing date TBD
The William B. and Isabel R. McCarty Foundation Gallery
In this small exhibition we offer some of the choicest examples of the several hundred watercolors in the collection of the Mississippi Museum of Art; they were made from California to Mississippi to Maine. Two are by beloved natives, Marie Atkinson Hull and William R. Hollingsworth, and were presented as gifts by their heirs; in each case the Museum repository of the single largest collection of the artists’ works. Also included is the only example in the collection from the hand of New Englander Frank W. Benson, who “wintered” on the Gulf Coast. Other works were given to the collection by Paul Celia Mabry of Oxford, just a fraction of the 59 works which make the Mabrys’ gift one of the largest and most important in the history of the Mississippi Museum of Art. Cost: Free to the public.
Image credit lines:
William Hollingsworth, The Coal Hunter, no date. watercolor on paper. Gift of First National Bank (Trustmark), 1963.009
Marie Hull, Cuenca, Spain, 1929. watercolor and graphite on paper. Bequest of the artist, 1981.294