Thursday, April 11, 2024 – 6 p.m.
Dusti Bongé: The Creative Life provides a look at the creative evolution of a woman who has been called Mississippi’s first true modern artist. Expanding on the success of our recent Spotlight installation, this new exhibition presents some of her early realist watercolor and mixed media compositions, four large Abstract Expressionist paintings, and an oil on masonite inspired by a trip to Mexico, all on loan from the Paul Bongé Collection.
The artist’s grandson Paul Bongé spent his childhood learning and working on art alongside the woman who has been heralded as Mississippi’s first modern artist. Paul will share candid memories of his famous grandmother, as well as his singular perspective on the art in the galleries.