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School of the Americas, 2010, by Bo Bartlett (American, b. 1955); oil on panel; 76 x 76 inches; Collection of Stacy and Jay Underwood

The Things We Carry: Contemporary Art in the South

May 28, 2016 - October 9, 2016

Gallery 8


The Things We Carry: Contemporary Art in the South features paintings, sculpture, photography, and mixed media works by a diverse group of nationally-known contemporary artists. Together, these artists address the troubled history of the American South and the many ways that history is represented today, including artistic responses to the tragic shooting of nine parishioners at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston on June 17, 2015. The exhibition provides a venue where the Charleston community and visitors alike can come together in the spirit of understanding and unity, inspired by the art on view. Participating artists include Bo Bartlett, William Christenberry, Sonya Clark, Andrea Keys Connell, Lonnie Holley, Deborah Luster, Sally Mann, Stephen Marc, Mike Smith, Damian Stamer, and Stacy Lynn Waddell.