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New Exhibit At The MAX Displays Photographs of The South

In Meridian, the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience Museum is partnering with the Meridian Museum of Art for an exhibit featuring photographs of the south.

The new exhibit, “Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South” has more than two hundred photographs focusing on the positive and less flattering aspects of life in the south. Half of the exhibit is at the MAX and the other half is being shown at the Meridian Museum of Art.


“It really is timely with the movement that’s going on today, because some of the photographs capture what we’re talking about. Like, there’s a photo of a woman with a Confederate flag across her shirt, and she’s talking about how it’s her heritage ---some people will think otherwise, like there’s different opinions and one thing that I like about this exhibit is that it encourages conversations. You know, you may have a viewpoint, but someone else may have a viewpoint and this is a safe place to talk about it,” said Stacey Wilson, curator at the MAX.


“Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South” exhibit is available for viewing at both museums until Sunday, September 6.

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