Art on Film | Daughters of the Dust

Mississippi Museum of Art | 308 S Lamar Street, Jackson, MS

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Using the medium of film, the Mississippi Museum of Art explores stories of the artists and art on view in Piercing the Inner Wall: The Art of Dusti Bonge, Betye Saar: Call and Response, and New Symphony of Time outside in the Art Garden and BankPlus Green. Curated and introduced by longtime Mississippi Film commissioner Ward Emling, each film will include a Q+A to discuss the film in cinematic, cultural, or historical context.
As she follows three generations of Gullah women, Julie Dash’s masterpiece Daughters of the Dust, assembles a world of heritage and connection, tradition and myth, place and time. In much the same way Betye Saar combines images and artifacts to create art, Daughters of the Dust connects the threads that link us all to the lands we inhabit and the legacies we own. With both artists, the juxtaposition of history and custom and ritual bring us all to a greater understanding of worlds, the visible and the ineffable.
This program is generously sponsored by the Ergon Foundation and Crossroads Film Society.
Cash bar and food trucks will be on site. Food trucks include Oops All Vegan and Cey Let’s Eat!
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