The Mississippi Museum of Art presents the exhibition “A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration” which explores the impact the Great Migration had on American families, communities, and society at large, as well as its continuing influence on social and cultural life in the United States today. The show was co-organized with the Baltimore Museum of Art. The exhibition consists of newly commissioned works from 12 acclaimed Black artists with connections to the South: Akea Brionne, Mark Bradford, Zoë Charlton, Larry W. Cook, Torkwase Dyson, Theaster Gates, Allison Janae Hamilton, Leslie Hewitt, Steffani Jemison, Robert Pruitt, Jamea Richmond-Edwards, and Carrie Mae Weems
Baltimore-based artist and FSU Art Alum Zoë Charlton’s Permanent Change of Station (2022) is a large-scale installation, featuring a wall drawing and a life-size pop-up book of collages and drawings, considers how military service enabled social advancement for families like her own, even during periods of American intervention in the Philippines and Vietnam. Charlton creates figure drawings, collages, installations, and animations that depict her subject’s relationship to culturally loaded objects and landscapes.
The exhibition runs from April 9 – September 11, 2022. The Mississippi Museum of Art is located at 380 South Lamar Street, Jackson, MS, 39201.