Exhibition Calendar

Stark Exposures: Images of Katrina

Jo Love Little Gallery
June 1 – August 13, 2006

These unique sepia photographs of the devastation of Katrina are poignant and striking in their starkness and sometimes surreal beauty. Soon to be the source for a book published by University Press of Mississippi, these photographs by Mississippi photographer, Melody Golding, will form the core of a larger exhibit to be shown at the National Museum for Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. They will travel across country after that. The Walter Anderson Museum of Art is honored to be the premier site of this exhibit.

Recording the Storm: The Work of Staff Photographers at the Sun Herald

Jo Love Little Gallery
August 17 – November 5, 2006

The stunning series of photographs that began to appear in the daily paper showing the before and after images of coast landmarks became so important to coast readers that they collected the torn out pages in stacks. It was a way of remembering the way we were and catching up on what was lost. The Sun Herald subsequently published a book of the photography, and these are the works that cover the walls of the Little Gallery.

Horn Island through the Lens and the Brush:
Walter Anderson and Donald Bradburn, Chris Stebly and Steve White

September 28, 2006 – January 7, 2007

The barrier islands are not only long, low islands in the gulf that serve as coastal protection, but they have a life and mythology of their own. Seen through the eyes of artists in the different media of watercolor and of the camera lens, the stark beauty takes on new sight and vision. Color communicates in the textures and vibration of the white paper, and shape and form speak boldly through the blacks and greys of the photograph. Sometimes they have the same dunes and trees as the subject but take on different character. Revisit Horn Island on the walls of the Museum.

George Ohr: Mischievous Master

Jo Love Little Gallery
November 10 – January 28, 2007

The work of the turn of the 20th century artist and showman, George E. Ohr, returns to the Museum in a spotlighted show of work from the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum. This work is too beautiful to be out of sight during the rebuilding of the museum in Biloxi, so WAMA welcomes the work and the membership of the Ohr-Okeefe, as well as the entire Coast and its visitors. . One of the ways that WAMA is collaborating with our coastal colleagues is to offer exhibition space to the museums without walls.

The Brooks Exhibit

January 18 – May 6, 2007

The Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis, TN was the first southern museum to exhibit the works of Walter Anderson in 195-, and later in 1967,two years after his death, it was the site of the largest exhibition ever mounted of Anderson works. A selection of works were given to the museum by Mrs. Anderson at that time, and along with other acquisitions it houses the largest collection of works outside of the museum dedicated to him in Ocean Springs. The coast has the opportunity to see some of the best and least known of Anderson’s work.

Eugene Martin: Joyous Excursion

Jo Love Little Gallery
February 1 – April 1, 2007

The skill and wry humor of this African-American artist is a striking celebration of Black History Month for 2007. His work has been exhibited widely in Europe and has many connections to the work of Kandinsky, Klee, and Miro. Walter Anderson was also well aware of their work during the first half of the 20th century and both Martin and Anderson often reduce figures to an economical one or two lines.

Honored Women Artists of Mississippi: a Retrospective

Jo Love Little Gallery

April 5 – June 3, 2007

Every year, the Mississippi Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts honors artists who have achieved renown and excellence in their life’s work. They recognize women artists with strong ties to Mississippi in all media having celebrated Eudora Welty, Thalia Mara, Valerie Jaudon as well as the work of 20 other women. Their works will cover the gallery as a tribute to the high excellence of Mississippi women and their trailblazing forerunners in the Anderson women.

The Lehman Collection

Jo Love Little Gallery
June 7 – August 5, 2007

The display of this important collection celebrates its entry from Extended Loan to the Permanent Collection of the Museum. Louise Lehman collected these pieces directly from Walter Anderson and the Anderson family throughout the mid 20th century, and it has been at the Museum since its opening in 1991. It contains some of the hallmark pieces – the Chesty Horse with Flaming Mane and the wooden animals – that were central to the 2003 Centennial exhibition at the Smithsonian in Washington, D. C.

Innovators and Cornerstones – Will Henry Stevens and Walter Anderson

May 17 – September 16, 2007

Both of these artists were living during the early and mid 20th century, both had a connection with New Orleans, and both had a mystical side. And, Stevens was a teacher and made his own pastels, where Anderson was a loner and preferred watercolors. However, their influence has been significant – bring new insight in looking at nature, and at looking inward at the self. Drawing from the collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, this exhibition places the two side by side.

An Introspective Mind: The “Mac” Anderson Centennial Exhibition

September 27, 2007 – January 6, 2008

The youngest of the Anderson brothers, James McConnell Anderson, was trained as an architect at Tulane University. Along with Walter and Peter, he worked at Shearwater throughout his life. His decorated pottery shows the influence of the precise mathematics of his studies along with an elegance of design. A strong sense of humor steals into the narratives of children and adults running around some pots, and the cameo impressions of the stevedores and cotton-balers of New Orleans on others. He could also build his own furniture and even built his own house from instructions on “rammed-earth” structures. This is a retrospective exhibition on the anniversary of his birth.

Exhibit opening dates are subject to change.
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The Walter Anderson Museum of Art is supported in part by funding
from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency.