Delta State University’s Fielding Wright Art Center Gallery and the Mississippi Museum of Art Present Home and Away: On the Road with Marie Hull
To celebrate Mississippi’s Bicentennial, the Mississippi Museum of Art has partnered with communities across the state to showcase Mississippi artists from the museum’s permanent collection as part of Art Across Mississippi: Twelve Exhibitions – Twelve Communities. The Fielding Wright Center will host a selection of work by famed Mississippi artist Marie Hull. Marie Hull had a special connection to Delta State University’s art department and its former chair, Malcolm Norwood. Marie Hull donated 75 works of art, including a number of her own paintings and artwork from her personal collection, to the university which became the foundation for the department’s permanent art collection.
Home and Away: On the Road with Marie Hull brings together a series of paintings created during Marie Hull’s travels. The artist traveled widely throughout North America as well as to France, Spain, and Morocco. She recorded her delightful impressions of the places she visited in her sketchbooks, 67 of which she left to the Mississippi Museum of Art. From this trove of private treasures the museum has selected 30 sketches for this exhibition. These sketches provide a unique glimpse into the creative process of one of Mississippi’s greatest artists.
Home and Away: On the Road with Marie Hull opens with a public reception at the Fielding Wright Art Center Gallery on Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Representatives from the Mississippi Museum of Art will be present and able to answer questions about the artist or their bicentennial program. The exhibition will remain on view throughout the summer, until July 27. Summer gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
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