During the years from 1930 to 1950 a remarkable change of artists and photographers worked in the South documenting and responding to the changing conditions. Wilt's painting, Farewell, and the other works featured in this exhibition, have been selected from the permanent collections of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art to reflect the larger context of life in the South during the Depression era, the war years, and the beginning of the postwar boom era. Reflecting the realities of a complex, and at times contradictory era, these works suggest the diversity of daily life evident in the cities, towns and rural areas of the region during these years. The South has changed dramatically since 1950. Inspired by the opening of the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans on June 6, 2000, this exhibition offers an opportunity to look back upon the nature of those changes. It also reflects the richness and depth of the Roger Houston Ogden Collection, the artistic foundation of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.
If every picture tells a story, the bottom painting in the next column, True Confessions, 1941 by Leonard Good, suggests a most intriguing one. What does True Confessions? suggest to you?
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