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“Southern/Modern” will be the first project to survey comprehensively the rich array of paintings and works on paper created in the American South during the first half of the 20th century. Featuring more than 100 works of art drawn from public and private collections across the country, it will bring together a generation’s worth of scholarship. The exhibition will take a broad view of the South, considering artists who worked in states below the Mason-Dixon line and as far west as those bordering the Mississippi River. It will be structured around key themes that cut across state lines and will take an inclusive view of the artists working in the region. It will also include a number of major artists from outside the region who produced significant bodies of work while visiting. “Southern/Modern” will provide the fullest, richest and most accurate overview to date of the artistic activity in the South during this period and illuminate the important and hitherto overlooked role that it played in American art history.

“Southern/Modern” is organized by the Mint Museum in collaboration with the Georgia Museum of Art and will be accompanied by a fully illustrated publication featuring essays by leading scholars in the field and produced in collaboration with the University of North Carolina Press.

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