Art can elicit strong emotions, but what happens when a museum contemplates installing a work that is expected to scrape at the scabs of historic wounds? This is the story of what happened at the Mississippi Museum of Art after deciding to install a work entitled, "White Gold" by William Sayre. The immersive exhibit evokes being in a cotton field. Listen to this interview with the museum's Executive Director, Betsy Bradley, and Monique Davis, Managing Director of the Center for Art and Public Exchange as they tell the story of internal soul searching, staff preparation and community conversations in advance of and during the exhibit. This episode was recorded at the 2019 Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit | South + Appalachia. Subscribe to our newsletter for updates. 

 

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