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Louisiana Worldwide- Caroline Durieux

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Louisiana Worldwide- Caroline Durieux
Louisiana Worldwide- Caroline Durieux

Time & Location

Apr 11, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Ocean Springs, 510 Washington Ave, Ocean Springs, MS 39564, USA

About The Event

In the mid-twentieth century, Walter Anderson took extensive bicycle journeys across the US and into Mexico. In celebration of Anderson’s bicycle travels, WAMA has invited a series of scholars from partnering institutions to discuss artists who were working at the same time as Anderson and help connect his work to the larger art world. One of Anderson’s most frequent trips was to his birth-state of Louisiana. Michelle Schulte, Chief Curator and Director of Programs at the LSU Museum of Art in Baton Rouge will join us on Thurs, Apr 11 to discuss the life and artwork of Southern modernist Caroline Durieux.

Caroline Durieux was an artist, inventor, professor, and leader, Durieux’s varied and ambitious career spanned almost seven decades. Born and raised in New Orleans, she traveled the world—studying at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, living next door to author William Faulkner in New Orleans, learning lithography in Paris, and befriending famed artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in Mexico. She directed the Louisiana office of the Federal Arts Project, taught art at Newcomb College and Louisiana State University, and invented the electron printing process. Every new experience added to Durieux’s artistic legacy and increased her innate creative desires. With a unique style, sharp wit, and incessant drive, she influenced a subsequent generation of Southern artists.

Sponsored by MS Humanities Council, FREE to the public.

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