Art and Activism at Tougaloo College

Editor: Turry M. Flucker, with contributions by Asma Naeem and Michael Neumeister
Publishers: American Federation of Arts & Hirmer
Dimensions: 7 3/4 × 9 3/4 inches
Format: Hardcover, 128 Pages
ISBN: 978-3-7774-3969-3

Price: $35


Art and Activism at Tougaloo College spotlights a complex art collection established at the intersection of modern art and social justice. As civil rights protests swirled across fiercely segregated Mississippi, the integrated community at Tougaloo College became home to the state’s first publicly accessible collection of modern art. Since its founding in 1869 by the abolitionist-led American Missionary Association, Tougaloo has made the fight for equality central to its mission. When leaders of the New York art world began a rich program of art acquisitions at Tougaloo in 1963, the college became a nexus, fostering “an interracial oasis in which the fine arts are the focus and magnet.” This publication features two essays and a gallery of beautifully reproduced selections from this distinctive collection by diverse artists including Francis Picabia, Jacob Lawrence, Jeanne Reynal, and Alma Thomas.

About the Author

Turry M. Flucker is Vice President of Collections and Partnerships at the Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago and Paris.


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