Josef & Anni Albers Foundation

Group Exhibition

Southern/Modern: Rediscovering Southern Art from the First Half of the Twentieth Century

Frist Art Museum, Nashville, Tennessee
26 January–28 April 2024

Southern/Modern is the first comprehensive survey of paintings and works on paper created in the American South from 1913 to 1955. The exhibition focuses on artists such as Carroll Cloar, Aaron Douglas, Caroline Durieux, Will Henry Stevens, Alma Thomas, and others who worked in states below the Mason-Dixon line and as far west as those bordering the Mississippi River. It also includes artists from outside the South, such as Josef Albers and Elaine de Kooning, who were instructors at North Carolina’s experimental Black Mountain College, as well as Thomas Hart Benton, Elizabeth Catlett, Jacob Lawrence, and others whose works reflect on Southern experiences from a distance.