Six decades of MS-native George Wardlaw art exhibit opens in May


This is a news release from the Mississippi Museum of Art

This May, the Mississippi Museum of Art (the Museum) opens an exciting new exhibition of work spanning six decades by accomplished Mississippi artist George Wardlaw.

George Wardlaw: A Life in Art: Works from 1954-2014,

on view from May 29 – September 30, 2015, charts the artist’s beginnings in a small Mississippi farming town during the Great Depression to his journey to New York’s avant-garde art scene and his career as a influential teacher at Yale Universiy and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. The town of Baldwyn, Mississippi, from which Wardlaw hails, is commemorating the artist’s journey by declaring May 26 George Wardlaw Day.

The exhibition at the Museum features thirty-four quintessential works, many large in scale, from among the hundreds created by Wardlaw over the

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