• The vision for Southern/Modern to include works by artists working in the South in the early 20th century, including works by women and artists of color, opens the door for honest conversation about Southern culture during this period of time.

    – Todd Herman, president and CEO at The Mint Museum
  • Bringing together an exceptional group of historians, Southern/Modern enriches the understanding of America and American art during the pivotal first half of the twentieth century.

    – Barbara Haskell, curator, The Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Whether ‘rediscovering’ or encountering southern modernisms for the first time, onlookers will find a welcome diversity of visual expressions shaped–even haunted–by place and identity.

    – Sylvia Yount, Lawrence A. Fleischmann Curator in Charge of American Wing, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Exhibition Keepsake

    The first book to survey progressive art created in America South during the first half of the twentieth century. Featuring twelve essays, this lavishly illustrated volume includes all the works from the exhibition and assess a broader body of contextual pieces to offer a fascinating multi pronged look at modernism’s thriving presence in the South– something, until now, largely overlooked in histories of American art.

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    About the DeMell Jacobsen Collection

    The DeMell Jacobsen Collection is one of the finest privately held collections of American art in the United States. Although works from the collection can be found on loan to museums across the country, this exhibition marks the first time works from the collection have been brought together to be viewed together in one exhibition. The mission of the Thomas H. and Diane DeMell Jacobsen PhD Foundation is: “To carefully research and obtain American masterpieces, provide restoration (if necessary), and facilitate long-term loans to accredited museums and traveling exhibitions.”

    The Mint’s relationship with the Thomas H. and Diane DeMell Jacobsen PhD Foundation began with the arrival of the Mint’s President and CEO Todd Herman, PhD, who had previously worked with the foundation to host its exhibition The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design at not one, but two, of the museums where he worked prior to joining the Mint. Jonathan Stuhlman, senior curator of American art at the Mint, also worked with the foundation borrow its painting by John Leslie Breck for the Mint’s recent exhibition John Leslie Breck: American Impressionist. Over the past few years, Herman and Stuhlman have been working closely with Diane Jacobsen, PhD, and her foundation’s staff to develop the first-ever exhibition of highlights from the deep holdings of both the foundation’s and Jacobsen’s own personal collections of American paintings and sculpture.

    The Mint is honored to be the first venue for this exhibition, which will go on to four other museums. Accompanying the show will be a beautiful catalogue of the foundation’s entire collection of fine art, published by D. Giles Ltd., available in The Mint Museum Store.

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    American Made: Paintings and Sculpture from the DeMell Jacobsen Collection is generously presented in Charlotte by PNC Bank. Additional generous support is provided by The Dowd Foundation, Windgate Foundation, and U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management. The national tour of American Made is made possible by Bonhams, Christie’s, Doyle, Schoelkopf Gallery, and Sotheby’s.

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    Playing Pablo

    In honor of the Picasso’s Landscapes: Out of Bounds, the Mint partnered with Talking Walls to invite 10 artists and collectives to create murals around Charlotte inspired by Pablo Picasso’s landscapes or his monumental antiwar painting Guernica. Aligning with Talking Walls’s mission to beautify the Queen City with large-scale paintings for all to enjoy, the Playing Pablo murals are located at Camp North End, Mint Museum Uptown, Mint Museum Randolph, Optimist Hall, and Queens University. Involving Charlotte contemporary artists was always central to the Picasso Landscapes: Out of Bounds. The exhibition allows local artists to study the works up close and in person, to break down the structure, and analyze the compositions and brushstrokes to further their own experimentation. The partnership reminds us that one of the Mint’s primary goals is to preserve and present art’s history so that the next generation can push it forward, says Jen Sudul-Edwards, chief curator and curator of contemporary art at The Mint Museum. “Utilizing local artists to be a part of this global celebration with the Mint highlights their efforts to continuously collaborate with the local arts community. Picasso has influenced so many artists that this seemed like a natural and organic fit between TWC and the Mint. Each artist selected for this experience was able to honor Picasso in their creative lens and I am proud of what came to fruition.” —Carla Aaron-Lopez, artist and chairwoman of Talking Walls.

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    Thank You to our Sponsors

    Picasso Landscapes: Out of Bounds is generously presented in Charlotte by Bank of America, the City of Charlotte, Duke Energy, Mecklenburg County, M.A. Rogers, Ann and Michael Tarwater, North Carolina Arts Council, and Moore & Van Allen. In-kind exhibition support provided by World Affairs Council of Charlotte. The Mint Museum is supported, in part, by the Infusion Fund and its generous donors. 

    Picasso Landscapes: Out of Bounds is organized by the American Federation of Arts with guest curator Laurence Madeline, with the exceptional support of the Musée national Picasso-Paris. The exhibition is generously supported by Monique Schoen Warshaw. Additional support has been provided by Betsy S. Barbanell, Lee White Galvis, Clare E. McKeon, and Stephanie R. La Nasa. Support for the accompanying publication provided by Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund. Picasso Celebration 1973-2023: 50 exhibitions and events to celebrate Picasso. 

    Additional generous supporters

    Leigh-Ann and Martin Sprock
    Robin and Bill Branstrom
    Sally Cooper
    Laura and Mike Grace
    Marshelette and Milton Prime
    Posey and Mark Mealy

    Chandra and Jimmie Johnson
    Marty and Weston Andress
    Mary and Walt Beaver
    Betsy and Alfred Brand
    Sarah and Tim Belk
    toni and Alfred Kendrick
    Beth and Drew
    Rocky and Curtis Trenkelbach
    Charlotte and John Wickham
    Mary Lou and Jim Babb
    Jo Ann and
    Joddy Peer

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    About The American Federation of Arts

    The American Federation of Arts is the leader in traveling exhibitions internationally. A nonprofit organization founded in 1909, the AFA is dedicated to enriching the public’s experience and understanding of the visual arts through organizing and touring art exhibitions for presentation in museums around the world, publishing exhibition catalogues featuring important scholarly research, and developing educational programs.

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