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Reception: Southern Cultures Winter 2013 Issue with John Coffey
December 3, 2013 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree & open to the public
Please join us as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Southern Cultures with issue-release parties throughout the 2013-14 academic year. All events are free and open to the public. Light refreshments served.
John W. Coffey, Curator of American and Modern Art, North Carolina Museum of Art, joins us on December 3 to discuss a highlight of our Winter 2013 issue: the mysterious provenance of a bust of John C. Calhoun, now on display at the NCMA.
The Winter 2013 Issue asks, How did we get here? Lebanese in Mississippi, Puerto Ricans in Orlando, Californians at Black Mountain, Tennesseans in Texas, and a bust of a South Carolinian that ended up in the North Carolina Museum of Art. The Winter 2013 issue tells the stories of southerners far from home, making new homes where they land. Copies of the issue will be available for sale at the reception.
John W. Coffey, a native of Raleigh, is Deputy Director for Art and Curator of American and Modern Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art. He received a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1976) and an MA from the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art (1978). He previously worked as a curator at museums in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and Brunswick, Maine.