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Junk Mail: The Art of May Wilson

Exhibition
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Junk Mail: The Art of May Wilson illuminates the artist’s mail art practice through images, books, and archival materials. A key figure in mail art, Wilson was one of only a few women associated with the underground movement. Wilson often explored themes of feminism and aspects of her identity as a recently divorced 61-year-old new to the 1960s New York art scene.

The exhibition draws from Wilson’s relationship and correspondence with Francis V. O’Connor, a historian of modern American art best known for his work on artists of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and Jackson Pollock. O’Connor gifted his papers—including his correspondence with Wilson—to Crystal Bridges in 2017.

Junk Mail: The Art of May Wilson is curated by Joel Settlemoir, a work-study student at the University of Arkansas.

Junk Mail: The Art of May Wilson is free for all to view.

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