This humanities series is comprised one-hour programs exploring art, literature and music at the Mississippi Museum of Art in downtown Jackson. This month’s featured artwork is Clarence John Laughlin, The Enigma, 1941, 1941 negative, 1973 print, gelatin silver print. The featured books are Ghosts Along the Mississippi by Clarence John Laughlin (New York: Bonanza Books, 1961) and Clarence John Laughlin: Prophet without Honor, by A. J. Meek (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2007). David Kaplan, who is curating an exhibition of Clarence John Laughlin’s photographs at the Mississippi Museum of Art in 2015, talks about classical motifs and the use of double exposures as a metaphor in Laughlin’s photography. A. J. Meek reads from his book, Clarence John Laughlin: Prophet without Honor.
Music performed in the tradition of New Orleans jazz.
Cost: Free to the public.
Sponsored by Mississippi Museum of Art and the Mississippi Humanities Council.
Funded project of the Mississippi Humanities Council. The Mississippi Humanities Council Is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.