Dusti Bongé: The Creative Life
July 13, 2023 – September 14, 2024
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 newly installed gallery includes a Mississippi Public Broadcasting documentary that features the artist at work in her studio, as well as labels that tell the story of her journeys to the height of the New York art world and back home to Biloxi.
The video is used by courtesy of Mississippi Public Broadcasting
Artwork featured in thumbnail: Middle- Dusti Bongé, American (1903 – 1993), Windows, 1952. Oil on Masonite, 73″ x 49″. Right- Inside the Skull, 1954. Oil on Masonite, 49″ x 37″. On loan from the Paul Bongé Collection.