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Member Opening: Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art

April 27 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Speed Art Museum members are invited to an Exhibition Preview party for Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art
» Cash bar (with one complimentary beverage) and light refreshments
» Live music by Tyrone Cotton
» Free parking
Limited availability in the Speed Art Museum Garage
RSVP online or contact Eileen Yanoviak at 502.634.2719 or eyanoviak@speedmuseum.org

Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art is the first contemporary art exhibition to question and explore in-depth the complex and contested space of the American South. This unprecedented exhibition investigates the many realities, fantasies, and myths about the South that have long captured the public’s imagination. Presenting a wide range of perspectives, from both within and outside of the region, the exhibition creates a composite portrait of southern identity through the work of sixty artists.

Visit our Membership page for more information on becoming a member today!


Southern Accent is co-organized by Miranda Lash, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Speed Art Museum and Trevor Schoonmaker, Chief Curator and Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. The exhibition is accompanied by a full-color catalogue with scholarly essays.

Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art is supported by
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust
A. Cary Brown and Steven E. Epstein
Paul and Deborah Chellgren
Colin and Woo Speed McNaughton

Support for the Speed Art Museum’s exhibition season is provided by

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Image credit:

Below Amy Sherald
High Yella Masterpiece:
We Ain’t No Cotton Pickin’ Negroes, 2011
Oil on canvas
Collection of Keith Timmons, ESQ, CPA.
Image courtesy of the artist and Monique
Meloche Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.
© Amy Sherald

Details

Date:
April 27
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Venue

Speed Art Museum
2035 South 3rd Street
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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