Join us on the opening day of “Piercing the Inner Wall: The Art of Dusti Bongé” as we welcome special guest Bradley Sumrall, curator of the exhibition, for a virtual gallery tour. This interactive walkthrough will share nuances about Bongé’s pivotal works that helped to establish her career in Biloxi and New York City alike, while also giving a glimpse into Sumrall’s curatorial vision for the exhibition.
About our guest, Bradley Sumrall:
Bradley Sumrall is Curator of the Collection for the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, where he is involved in building, researching and interpreting the nation’s most comprehensive collection of art of the American South. A native of Mississippi, he currently lives in the Historic Faubourg Tremé of New Orleans. He has written extensively on the art and culture of the American South, and has served as curator for over seventy museum exhibitions, including The Whole Drum Will Sound: Women in Southern Abstraction, Michael Meads: Bent not Broken, Well Suited: The Costumes of Alonzo Wilson, The Created World of Enrique Alferez, From Terra to Verde: The Art of Sharon Kopriva, Benny Andrews: Paintings and Entwined: Ritual Wrapping and Binding in Contemporary Southern Art. His exhibitions have been reviewed in Art in America, Art Forum, Hyperallergic, Terremoto Magazine and Art&Antiques among other online and print publications. His books include One World, Two Artists: John Alexander and Walter Anderson, From Terra to Verde: The Art of Sharon Kopriva, Michel Varisco: Shifting, and Clementine Hunter: A Sketchbook. His writings have been included in several museum publications including: Southern Accent from the Speed Museum of Art, Spiritual Journeys from the Hilliard Museum and Found: Vernacular Art and Gee’s Bend Quilts at the Gadsden Museum.