William Robert Hollingsworth, Jr., who lived from 1910 to 1944, remains one of Mississippi’s most significant artists. To Paint and Pray explores Hollingsworth’s life, from his school years at Jackson’s Davis Elementary and Central High School, through college at Ole Miss and the Art Institute of Chicago, to his adulthood in his hometown as an artist. William Hollingsworth was prolific in his work, capturing the landscapes and people of central Mississippi in watercolors and oil. During his lifetime, the artist received numerous national awards for his art and exhibited across the country, from San Diego to Chicago, New Orleans, Memphis, Atlanta, and New York, to name a few. Working at the time of the great regionalists Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry, and Grant Wood, Hollingsworth exhibited alongside those masters, and was building a name for himself nationally at the time of his death. Pulled primarily from the Museum’s extensive collection of his work, along with loans from other public and private collections, this is the first exhibition in more than twenty-five years to fully explore the life and work of this Mississippi master.
$5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 students (includes admission to Artists by Artists)