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Fri, Feb 11


Walter Anderson Museum of Art

Homegoing Feast

Traverse the world of rituals and death in the South with a dynamic group of scholars, chefs and musicians.

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Homegoing Feast
Homegoing Feast

Time & Location

Feb 11, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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

About The Event

RSVP required for chef's tastings; supply is limited. (Even if you see RSVP closed, we encourage you to join us for music, drink, conversation, and celebration!)

As we prepare to send the exhibition Bearing Witness home, the Museum wanted to give it a proper Southern send-off. With that intention in mind, we have generated a dynamic group of participants featuring scholars, chefs, and musicians to talk about rituals and death in the South along with a book signing and an expansive, colorful feast. 

Chefs will collaborate to prepare a funeral menu sampling of various items that each represent the rich diversity of cultures that make up the region. The menu will provide an additional layer of programmatic interpretation by showing how the deaths of animals and plants can be sustainably used for human sustenance.

There will be a book signing with exhibiting artist, Jason Bouldin, at 5:30PM.

Participants will also contribute their own connections to death and rebirth recognized through traditions and rituals. This program serves as the culminating programmatic piece to the exhibition and functions as a thematic homegoing before its conclusion.


  • Professor Emeritus, Univ. of Mississippi, Charles Reagan Wilson
  • Artist, Jason Bouldin, Bearing Witness
  • Chef, Alex Perry, Vestige
  • Chef, Sue Nguyen, Le Bakery
  • Chef, Clement Brown, CB's Jamaican Jerk
  • Musician, Renard Henry, Percussionist, Treme Brass Band
  • Musician, Brenard Adams, Tuba Player, TBC Brass Band
  • Musician, Revon Andrews, Trombone Player, Treme Brass Band

This program is financially assisted by the National Endowment for the Humanities through the Mississippi Humanities Council and made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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