Arts Connect Winter/Spring 2017 Talk and Tours Series
examined works in the exhibition Southern Accent: Seeking the American South through Contemporary Art, and explored the defining aspects of the American South. The images, notions, sounds and colors that instantly tell us that we are "home". The questions and answers presented by artists of the past 35 years were the subject for this Talk and Tour at the Speed Museum. Using media as varied as the spices in gumbo, and addressing subjects of an equally broad spectrum, artists in this exhibition, through their interpretation and visual images, stimulated conversations that were at times challenging but always engaging.