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Jacqueline Bishop, From the Vine to the Vein, 1992, Oil on masonite, Gift of the Roger H. Ogden Collection
To identify a person as a Southern suggests not only that her history is inescapable and formative but that it is also impossibly present. Southerners live uneasily at the nexus between myth and reality, watching the mishmash amalgam of sorrow, humility, honor, graciousness, and renegade defiance play out against a backdrop of profligate physical beauty.
– Sally Mann from Deep South
This exhibition brings together some of the most important works from the museum’s permanent collection in its ongoing effort to tell the story of the South. Inspired by the lush landscape, diverse culture and complicated history of the region, this exhibition celebrates the creative spirit of the artists in the American South.