Dusti Bongé: The Creative Life

Installation shot of "Dusti Bongé: The Creative Life"

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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’s 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.

Help us tell the story of Mississippi’s first modern artist!

MMofA is currently seeking sponsors to cover the expenses included in installing the new iteration of this exhibition.

If you wish to donate, click the button below to fill out a donation form or mail a check to:

Mobile Museum of Art, Inc.
ATTN: Lianne Kenney

4850 Museum Drive
Mobile, AL 36608

Checks must be made out to Mobile Museum of Art, Inc. and must include a note designating your donation to the Dusti Bongé installation.

If you would like to donate by phone, please contact:

Mary Beth Lursen, Manager of External Affairs
251.208.5234  |  MaryBeth.Lursen@MobileMuseumofArt.com