Traveling dates and locations

Georgia Museum of Art
Athens, Georgia
June 17–December 10, 2023

Frist Art Museum
Nashville, Tennessee
January 26–April 28, 2024

Dixon Gallery and Gardens
Memphis, Tennessee
July 14– September 29, 2024

  • 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 20th 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 accompanying catalogue is the first to survey progressive art created in the American South during the first half of the 20th century. Featuring 12 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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