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Saturday at 4 PM

Art as Activism:
America's Internationally Renowned Artists and the Civil Rights Movement


gallery talk by
Stephen Ashton
filmaker & founding director of California's
Wine Country Film Festival






Through the month of November The Mary C will commemorate a milestone in American history with an exhibition of photographs and illustrations that document the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi, and images of paintings, prints, and sculpture that tell the story of internationally acclaimed artists' reaction to these events.

Illustrations of Freedom Summer by Tracy Sugarman set the stage for this narrative exhibition while photographs by Mississippi's own Jim Lucas provide this show's poignant timeline. Images in this display include the 1964 search for three missing civil rights workers in Neshoba County, the 1966 James Meredith March Against Fear, the 1967 Wharlest Jackson funeral in Natchez, and the 1967 Senate Hearings to Evaluate the War on Poverty and Senator Robert Kennedy's subsequent trip to the Mississippi Delta. Images of paintings, prints, and sculpture from the Tougaloo College Art Collection complete the story by representing the civic engagement that defined much of the
Abstract Expressionist movement and the social responsibility that prompted members of this international art movement to establish a fine art collection at the historically black college located in Jackson, Mississippi.

The Albert Duckett Gallery in The Mary C is open to the public, free of charge, Tuesday through Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM and on Saturdays from noon to 4 PM.




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts and Education    1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564    228.818.2878    228.818.2886 fax   info@themaryc.org