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Thu, Sep 16


Walter Anderson Museum of Art

Folk Art & Memory with Grace Moorman

Enjoy an interesting discussion about folk art and the embodiment of memory and how it is depicted in our new exhibition, "Bearing Witness"

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Folk Art & Memory with Grace Moorman
Folk Art & Memory with Grace Moorman

Time & Location

Sep 16, 2021, 6:00 PM

Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Ave, Ocean Springs, MS 39564, USA

About The Event

Death and the great beyond are elements of life with which humans have always grappled. As Walter Anderson and Jason Bouldin process and depict this in nature, the objects from the University of Mississippi Museum bring a human element to the exhibition, Bearing Witness. These works serve to connect viewers with a particular kind of grief and reminiscence that is universal.

Join us on September 16th to journey through the galleries with the University of Mississippi Museum’s Assistant Manager of Exhibitions and Collections, Grace Moorman. Explore the dream-scapes of Theora Hamblett, observe Southern mourning rituals in dress and jewelry, and pay your respects to the “dead” in Sulton Roger’s carvings. Through a discussion of these objects, Moorman will provide context for understanding Southern-centric culture around death and remembrance as reflected in these objects.

This program is free to the public with pre-registration required.

Attendees are encouraged to wear masks and social distance during the event.

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