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MARCH 1 - SEPTEMBER 17, 2020

Voice & Vision stages dialogues between the works of Walter Anderson and artifacts from other collections, along with voices across time and place. Voice & Vision includes four in-gallery installations composed of artworks, objects, scholarship, and documentary fieldwork, representing a diversity of stories and experiences rooted in the Southern land.


Voice & Vision and its programs are financially assisted by the National Endowment for the Humanities through the Mississippi Humanities Council. Also supported by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources.

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Exploring indigenous craft and story, influences on Anderson’s life and art. The Biloxi resided on the Mississippi Gulf Coast prior to European arrival.


In partnership with the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, the caretakers of these ancestral traditions.

Walter Inglis Anderson (1903-1965), decorator, Peter Anderson (1901-1984), potter, Sea, Earth, & Sky Vase, c. 1945. Ceramic. Purchased with funds provided by Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Maples, dedicated to their daughter Francis Wynn Maples.


Dona Pierite, Eight Point Star, 2019. Wooden dowels, yarn, feathers. Loaned by the artist.

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Deep Roots: Nature, 

Science & Stewardship

Connecting Anderson’s life and art to current Gulf Coast conservation efforts, including controlled burns undertaken to restore the native longleaf pine savannas.


In partnership with the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.


Walter Inglis Anderson (1903-1965), After the Fire. Watercolor. Courtesy of the Family of Walter Anderson.


Longleaf pine cone from the Grand Bay NERR.

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storytelling &

community life

Focusing on the importance of material culture to domestic life and storytelling, pairing a Southern quilt with Walter Anderson’s own hooked rug.


In partnership with the River City Quilters in Moss Point, MS; and the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson.


Walter Inglis Anderson (1903-1965), Hooked Rug. Rug. Courtesy of the Family of Walter Anderson.


Hystercine Rankin, Memories of Hystercine Rankin, 1999. Quilted, appliqued, and embroidered cotton. Purchased with funds from the Searcy Fund. Collection of the Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson.

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Life on the land & sea

Highlighting the diverse culture of the MS Gulf Coast through its famed seafood industry, strengthened by more than a century of global migration.


In partnership with the Southern Foodways Alliance and the family of Ty Van Nguyen and Tommy Nguyen.


Walter Inglis Anderson (1903-1965), Oyster Shuckers, c. 1945. Pen and ink. © The Family of Walter Anderson.


Libra, circa 1984. Photograph. Collection on Ty Nguyen, Nguyen Family Archives.

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