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Gallery Conversation | Artists’ Letters: Beauford Delaney and Palmer Hayden

Temporary Exhibition Gallery
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(from left to right) Palmer Hayden, Untitled (Dreamer), ca. 1930; Purvis Young (Untitled (Jesus and Angels with Boats), ca.1993 - 1997; Beauford Delaney, The Burning Bush, 1941. As seen in The Dirty South at Crystal Bridges, 2022.

Ever wonder about what sorts of exciting things can be found in the museum’s library and archive?

Join Library Reference Assistant Kariah Brust in our temporary exhibition The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse to learn more about the friendship between artists Beauford Delaney and Palmer Hayden. We’ll explore their artworks in the exhibition and discover how the artists’ friendship is revealed through letters found in the Artists’ Letters and Manuscript collection in the Crystal Bridges archive. Packed with fascinating stories and insight, don’t miss this chase to explore your museum in a whole new way!

Free with purchase of exhibition ticket. 

Exhibition Tickets are $12 for adults (free for members, SNAP participants, veterans, and youth 18 and under).  Reserve exhibition tickets online or with Guest Services in-person or at (479) 657-2335.