AMERICAN REGIONALISM: WORKS ON PAPER
Lower Level Galleries May 2 - August 25
Featuring 12 works from the collection of Anne and Richard Garrett of New Orleans combined with Regionalist works from the LRMA permanent collection
John Steuart Curry, (1897-1946), Our Good Earth, 1942,
Lithograph, Edition of 250
The American Regionalism movement of the 1920s and '30s typically documents rural life in America and celebrates farm life, rural landscapes, and the life of manual labor. Grant Wood, John Steuart Curry, and Thomas Hart Benton are three of the most celebrated artists of the movement, and their works are included in the exhibition. More recent artists such as George Tooker and Raphael Soyer will also be featured.
The collectors explained their desire to collect the subject matter that represents the heart of America. "When Richard was very young he went to Tulane University with his parents to hear a lecture by Grant Wood," Mrs. Garrett said. "Richard was very impressed and never forgot the experience. As years went by, Richard realized that a number of artists, later known as Regionalists, depicted American farm workers, farmlands and the heartland of America. Through our art adviser, Abe Tahir of New Orleans, we began collecting some of these Regionalists' works. In collecting these works, we also purchased works by artists of the Ashcan school. Mr. Tahir made each purchase an art lesson for us, as he used to have a gallery in the French Quarter and has a profound knowledge, which he imparted to us."
Sponsored by Tim Lawrence of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management in Jackson
European Gallery May 2 - August 25
Featuring works from the collection of Anne and Richard Garrett of New Orleans
Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, Dialous Player, conceived in 1947,
Glazed white earthenware, Edition 147/200
Born in Spain, Pablo Ruiz y Picasso (1881-1973) spent most of his adult life as a painter in France and is known as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. He is a co-founder of the Cubist movement, and he is also acclaimed as a sculptor, printmaker, and ceramicist. His fine art pottery is characterized by wit and whimsy, with most pieces created in the later years of his career.
Sponsored by Gilchrist Sumrall Yoder & Boone, PLLC