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UM Museum: Yoknapatawpha County in the 1960s

A portrait by Alain Desvergnes of a woman near Sardis Lake, 1964.
A portrait by Alain Desvergnes of a woman near Sardis Lake, 1964.

Exhibit of photos by Desvergnes kicks off with panel discussion Tuesday, March 6, and opening reception Thursday

The University Museum will feature the exhibit “Portraits as Landscapes, Landscapes as Portraits: Yoknapatawpha County in the 1960s” from Tuesday, March 5 through August 17. The exhibit, showcasing Alain Desvergnes’ silent images of the mythical Yoknapatawpha County, inspired by the writings of William Faulkner, begins with an opening reception Thursday, March 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. The reception is sponsored by Friends of the Museum and Sherwin Williams.

But first, the museum and the Center for the Study of Southern Culture present a panel discussion on Tuesday, March 5, from 5 to 6 p.m., about the exhibit, moderated by Ted Ownby with Desvergnes, William Griffith, and Jay Watson.

Both the panel discussion and reception are free and open to the public.

A photo of a little girl from "Portraits as Landscapes, Landscapes as Portraits: Yoknapatawpha County in the 1960s" by Alain Desvergnes.
A photo of a little girl from “Portraits as Landscapes, Landscapes as Portraits: Yoknapatawpha County in the 1960s” by Alain Desvergnes.

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