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Contemporary Art in the South
Contemporary Art in the South features works of art that illustrate the richness and vitality of the contemporary South’s art scene. The contemporary South is marked by an active and extensive network of museums and art centers, art schools and departments, galleries, and private and corporate collections. The art of today’s South exists in a wide variety of expressive forms, everything from the realism of John Baeder and Edward Rice to the abstraction of William Christenberry and Ida Kohlmeyer. There is a middle ground occupied by artists as different as Jonathan Green and Wolf Kahn, who use the visual language of abstraction to capture recognizable subjects. A representative collection of contemporary art must also include the work of self-taught and visionary artists. While such artists have worked in the South throughout its history, their work has garnered increased attention only over the past forty years, owing, in part, to an ever-widening understanding that these works of art are as valid a mode of visual expression as that of academically trained artists.

 
Daughters of the South
Jonathan Green, Daughter’s of the South, 1993. Oil on canvas; 69¼ x 69 inches.
Museum Hours: Tuesday–Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. • Sunday: Noon–5:00 p.m. • Closed Mondays and major holidays
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