Figure 188 De Kooning
Elaine de Kooning, "Black Mountain #6," 1948; Enamel on paper mounted on canvas, The Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY. Museum purchase. 1991.20

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Southern/Modern: 1913 - 1955

Jul 14, 2024 - Sep 29, 2024

Organized by: The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC

Curated by the Mint’s Senior Curator of American Art Jonathan Stuhlman, PhD, and independent scholar Martha Severens, Southern/Modern takes a broad view of the South and is structured around key themes that traverse geographic regions, including time and place, race, family ties, and social struggles. It also takes a broad, inclusive view of the art of the region, incorporating the creativity and talent of women artists and artists of color across its various thematic sections to provide a fuller, richer, and more accurate overview of the artistic activity in the American South at the time.

Lead support for Southern/Modern is generously provided by the Henry Luce Foundation. Additional funding comes from the Terra Foundation for American Art and the Wyeth Foundation for American Art. Southern/Modern was also made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Alfred and Betsy Brand Fund at The Mint Museum.