The Tennessee State Museum has just unveiled four new blockbuster exhibitions that will carry the museum through the spring of next year. The shows offer a range of captivating artwork including contemporary photography, rare ancient Native American sculpture and a cornucopia of work by late Tennessee painters.
“Road Through Midnight: A Civil Rights Memorial” presents a poignant and compelling series of photographs and oral histories by photographer and Tennessee native Jessica Ingram. Retracing the hidden civil rights history in the American South, Ingram’s ethereal photographs function as a heartfelt memorial to places lacking one of their own.
“There are no historical markers at the places I’ve been documenting,” said Ingram. “As the years pass and the landscape transforms itself in ways both beautiful and banal, all that remains to remind