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Exhibition Detail
The Walter O. Evans Collection of African American Art
380 South Lamar Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39201


March 28th, 2012 - June 24th, 2012
Opening: 
March 28th, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 
The Reader, William H. JohnsonWilliam H. Johnson, The Reader,
1939, tempera on paper, 31.5 x 25 in.
© Courtesy of The Walter O. Evans Collection of African American Art
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Trustmark Grand Hall and William B. and Isabel R. McCarty Foundation Gallery
Presented in collaboration with Jackson State University, this exhibition features forty works by renowned artists. African American artwork spanning 150 years is represented in this selection from prominent Savannah, Georgia-collector Walter O. Evans, who began acquiring art in the 1970s with the purchase of a Jacob Lawrence portfolio of silkscreen prints. Lawrence is represented in this exhibition, along with Benny Andrews, Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Aaron Douglas, Mississippi-native Sam Gilliam, Richard Hunt, William H. Johnson, Lois Mailou Jones, Hughie Lee-Smith, Norman Lewis, Horace Pippin, and Charles White. This exhibition also includes nineteenth century artists Edward Mitchell Bannister, Robert Scott Duncanson, and Mary Edmonia Lewis. 
Cost: Free


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