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The Mississippi Story

By Patti Carr Black

Edited By Robin C. Dietrick

132 pages, 9 x 9 inches, 120 color/b&w illustrations, introduction, index Distributed for the Mississippi Museum of Art

9781887422147 Cloth $29.95T

Cloth, $29.95

A celebration of the extraordinary nexus of land, culture, and art in Mississippi

The Mississippi Story invites readers to examine the connection between place and the visual arts of the state. Based on an exhibition from the permanent collection of the Mississippi Museum of Art, this book explores artwork produced within the state by artists who were native to or lived in Mississippi or by travelers who created work about the state.

Patti Carr Black presents the overall theme of place in four sections: the influence of the land on the art, Mississippi's people as depicted in its art, life in Mississippi as observed by its artists, and the exporting of Mississippi culture through its artists. Numerous artists' biographies are included as well as more than one hundred full-color illustrations.

Patti Carr Black is former director of the Old Capitol Museum of Mississippi History in Jackson, and she is author of Art in Mississippi, 1720-1980. She is guest curator of the exhibition The Mississippi Story. Robin C. Dietrick is curator of exhibitions at the Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, where she organizes and designs exhibitions.

132 pages, 9 x 9 inches, 120 color/b&w illustrations, introduction, index Distributed for the Mississippi Museum of Art