Selections from the Wright Collection of Southern Art features thirty works from the Florence County Museum’s recently acquired Wright Collection of Southern Art. In its entirety, the Wright Collection of Southern Art features 141 works collected over 45 years by former Florence pathologist, Dr. Louis Wright. The collection was developed around the recognition of Southern Art as a viable facet of American expression and cultural development. It encompasses art produced over a 153-year period, from 1852 to 2005. At its center is work by noted artists like Thomas Hart Benton, Alfred Hutty, Helen Hyde, Florence native artist, William Henry Johnson, Alice Huger Smith, Anna Heyward Taylor, Elizabeth O’Neill Verner, Palmer Schoppe, Mary Whyte and Stephen Scott Young.
This selection of work can be viewed in the museum’s Focus Gallery during visiting hours. The exhibition will be on display through January 1, 2016.