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Symposium: "Bringing Forward the Past: Art, Identity, and the American South"

Symposium: "Bringing Forward the Past: Art, Identity, and the American South".  Friday 5:30 pm-8:00 pm; all day Saturday.  Mississippi Museum of Art.  The Mississippi Museum of Art and the Center for Art & Public Exchange present an interdisciplinary symposium that brings together artists, curators, scholars, and the public to explore issues related to identity, race, indigeneity, trauma, and memory. Using the bicentennial exhibition Picturing Mississippi, 1817-2017: Land of Plenty, Pain, and Promise as a lens through which to consider historical conceptions of Mississippi, as well as the larger South, this symposium will engage artists and scholars who are translating this history into new, multi-dimensional narratives and who are helping to chart a new path forward.  The culminating event for the symposium will be a free public concert presented by Rhiannon Giddens. Giddens, a 2017 recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Grant, is a genre-defying musician whose current and past projects—including the Carolina Chocolate Drops—blend American roots music, folk traditions, contemporary edge, and her own history into renditions that speak to dynamic identity in the American South. With her banjo and unmistakable vocals, Giddens’ recent Freedom Highway re-animates slave narratives from the 1800s and explores African-American experiences from the last century, including those of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.  Visit www.msmuseumart.org.


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