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The Dirty South Weekend: Introductory Artist Talk with Valerie Cassel Oliver

Great Hall
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Alma Thomas, Red Rambling Rose Spring Song, acrylic on canvas, 59 in. × 41 1/8 in. × 2 1/4 in. Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY

Join us in the Great Hall for an opening discussion celebrating our newest temporary exhibition, The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse! The talk will kick off a day of fantastic discussions and feature exhibition artists in conversation with the the exhibition’s curator Valerie Cassel Oliver, the Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, as they give an inside look at what The Dirty South means.

Tickets are $12 ($10 for members), reserve your spot online or with Guest Services at (479) 657-2335 today.

About The Dirty South Weekend

For one weekend only, July 15 – 17, we’re bringing together hip-hop artists, poets, scholars, and more for a multi-day event designed to explore the themes of The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse like never before. Come immerse yourself in the sounds and stories of The Dirty South as we celebrate a century of southern Black culture.

Sponsored by: Harrison and Rhonda French Family | Ramsay, Jaquita and Sarah Ball | Catherine and Stephan Roche | Esther Silver-Parker | Deborah Wright. This project is supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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