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Walter Anderson Museum of Art presents Tradition and Innovation. American Masterpieces of Southern Craft and Traditional Art

The Walter Anderson Museum of Art Tradition and Innovation: American Masterpieces of Southern Craft and Traditional Art, an exhibition on view through April 30, 2012.

Tradition / Innovation is a celebration of thirty master crafts persons and traditional artists in the South. This exhibit will introduce you to a surprising range of artwork, from a Mardi Gras Indian costume and contemporary glass to baskets, quilts, ceramics, books, and contemporary silver work.

The exhibit examines connections and differences between traditional arts and contemporary craft by means of actual stories and the voices of living master artists through the use of innovative audio guides. Some are master artists whose work continues an ongoing tradition and whose mastery of the process and materials invites a deeper appreciation of that craft. Other artists use established materials, techniques, or processes as springboards for innovation and as a starting point for advancing their own ideas about what art is in our restless, contemporary world.

In this exhibit you’ll come face-to-face with masterworks representing both the traditional arts and contemporary crafts of artists from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

This exhibition is a project of South Arts of Atlanta, Georgia, and it is supported by the National Endowment of the Arts. –

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