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Miracles of the Spirit

By Don Krug & Ann Parker
Categories: Photography

Travelers to Wisconsin discover a tremendous heritage of art traditions including sacred grottoes, yard environments, and enticing pri-vate spaces. In the land of the cheesehead, a giant fiberglass muskie, ...


Trained at the University of South Florida, Robert Stackhouse was born in Bronxville, New York in 1942. By the 1980s Robert Stackhouse was regarded as one of America's most prominent young sculptors and ...

Coming Home! Self-Taught Artists, the Bible, and the American South

Edited by Carol Crown
Foreword by Mary C. Ingersoll
Categories: Art And Architecture

In the works of many famous self-taught artists, such as Howard Finster and Sister Gertrude Morgan, Biblical themes and imagery abound. How has the Bible inspired these southern creators?

Examining 125 ...

Great Houses of Mississippi

Text by Mary Carol Miller
Photographs by Mary Rose Carter
Categories: History

The sweeping staircase of Auburn. The imposing ironwork of Ammadelle. The forlorn, ambitious geometry of Longwood. Mississippi homes boast some of America's great architectural marvels.

Great Houses of ...

The French Quarter of New Orleans

By Jim Fraiser
Photographs by West Freeman
Categories: Louisiana

There is no place in America like New Orleans's famed French Quarter.

With photographs and history, The French Quarter of New Orleans explores the unique evolution of this district. The author and photographer ...

Lost Landmarks of Mississippi

By Mary Carol Miller
Categories: History

Mississippi's architectural heritage is one of columns and capitals, most readily envisioned in the great mansions of Natchez and Columbus. But for every Stanton Hall or Waverly, there was an equally ...

Passionate Observer

Edited by Rene Paul Barilleaux
Categories: Literature

This companion publication to a marvelous exhibition at the Mississippi Museum of Art (from April 6 through June 30, 2002) presents a selection of Eudora Welty’s black-and-white photographs taken in ...

Neo-Pagan Sacred Art and Altars

Fire-cat masks, earth mother icons, henna tattoos, ankhs, and water altars these objects may sound like the inventory in an ancient druid's sanctuary. But they are part of the sacred reliquary created ...

Cool Cars, High Art

By John DeWitt
Categories: Popular Culture

Along with the Harley-Davidson motorcycle, hot rods and custom cars are powerful symbols of resistance, rebellion, and the high-octane lifestyle. Since the 1950s, these flashy restyled automobiles have ...

Let It Shine

During 1996 and 1997 T. Marshall Hahn donated a substantial portion of his collection of contemporary folk art to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. His gift was the first major collection of self-taught ...