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.
A series of seven broadcast-quality programs integrating WAMA’s collection with humanities voices in a variety of disciplines. Programs include curator-led journeys into the museum vault, conversations with and digital presentations by scholars, public discussion, and additional produced field segments with special guests.
(NOTE: Participant comments will only be functional on Facebook and YouTube)
Click here for upcoming Southern Art/Wider World programs.
upcoming live stream:
tHU, oct 29, 6pm C: the big river & the delta blues
COMING SOON: Mobile digital tours and experiences for museum audiences; those visiting physically and interacting virtually.
COMING SOON: A self-guided multimedia curriculum in partnership with the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, featuring edited video segments with humanities scholars, contextual readings, and digitized objects from the collection
IN THE HUMANITIES
THE PROJECT IS MANAGED 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.