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Southern Art/Wider World is a digital humanities project that empowers dialogue about the historical and cultural themes present in WAMA’s collection and the Southern land, through live-streamed public programs, a mobile app, and a continuing education course.

 

Through his coastal lens, Walter Inglis Anderson sought to make sense of the worlds around him, engaging themes from transcendentalism and environmental history to foodways and Depression-era labor. The project increases access to the treasured collection in service to new contemporary voices and understandings that speak to the interconnectedness of Southern and American ways of life.

Southern Art/Wider World has been made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Also supported in part by the Mississippi Humanities Council. In partnership with the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi.

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CURATED DIGITAL HUMANITIES

Take a deep dive into Walter Anderson with lauded scholars as your guides, who offer fresh new interpretations of the artist's life and work. Each module is distilled from hours of conversation and research. 

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Zaire Love

CURATORIAL FELLOW

IN THE HUMANITIES

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THE PROJECT was aided by Zaire Love, a multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker, whose work is an ode to being black and Southern in America. Love earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre at Spelman College, a Master of Education from Houston Baptist University, and a Master of Fine Arts in Documentary Expression from the University of Mississippi.

ARCHIVE OF livestreamed public programs

A series of seven programs integrated WAMA’s collection with humanities voices in a variety of disciplines.