The Sarah Ellen Gillespie Museum of Art at William Carey University will host from November 11 until December 18 an exhibit of artwork restored following Hurricane Katrina.
The opening reception for the exhibit will be held from 4:30 until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 11 at the Gillespie Museum, located on the Hattiesburg campus. There will be a gallery talk by Iris Easterling, former curator and coordinator of the restoration project for the Gillespie Collection.
The Gillespie Collection is considered to be the most comprehensive and extensive collection of art executed by Mississippians during the twentieth century. There are over 600 works by Mississippi artists, employing various media and exploring wide-ranging subject matter. The Collection was housed at the former Coast campus of WCU, which was destroyed by Katrina in 2005. Since then, the Collection has undergone extensive conservation and preservation measures and is now stored at the Gillespie Museum.