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Then and Now

Final Show in Transitional Gallery

Then and Now: 1941-2001 showcases works created by Southern artists and photographers that reflect a changing America during times of war and peace. Ranging from the era of Pearl Harbor to the recent events of September 11, 2001, the exhibition premiers new works created in response to the World Trade Center tragedy by Benny Andrews, Nene Humphrey, Frederick Brown, William Dunlap, Christopher Saucedo and Robert Tannen. Reflections of an earlier era are represented in the works of Richard Wilt, Bennie Day, Dusti Bongł, and Elemore Morgan Sr.. Contemporary works by Arless Day, Herman Leonard, Elemore Morgan, Jr., Renee Stout, Kendall Shaw and Stanley Staniski complete this selected survey of American perspectives.

This exhibition is presented in tribute by Southern artists to the events of September 11 as well as to the opening of the Pacific Theater Wing at the National D-Day Museum on December 7, 2001.

Then and Now: 1941-2001 is the final exhibition at the Ogden Museum's transitional gallery at 603 Julia Street. Opened in October of 1999, this site has served as the home of the museum's exhibition, research, development and educational programs as well as the support center for its professional staff. In early 2002 staff will close the Julia Street Gallery to prepare for the museum's grand opening in 2002. The new 67,000 square foot museum complex will include the new five-story contemporary building Stephen Goldring Hall (2000), restored Patrick F. Taylor Library (1889), and the Clementine Hunter Education Wing (2001).