Gallery Guild forum
The Gallery Guild featured Dr. Asma Naeem, Chief Curator of the Baltimore Museum of Art, as its Fall Forum keynote speaker. The Gallery Guild officers and committee for 2018-2019 shown are (from left): Maria Harbor Hearon, Karen Spencer, Vice President Mary Dunbar, President Martha Ross Thomas, Cynthia Winkelmann, Joanne Cheek, and Jane Jones. Not pictured: Secretary/Treasurer Pamela Prather, Claudia Hauberg, DeaDea Baker, Kathryn Wiener, Angela Byers, and Charlotte McNeel. Since 1965, the Gallery Guild has supported the Mississippi Museum of Art through acquisitions of 97 artworks for its permanent collection and ten conservation undertakings. During 2018, the Gallery Guild donated “Darker Than Cotton” by MacArthur Genius Grant recipient, Titus Kaphar, as well as “Delia” by James Reid Lambdin. The guild has also promoted education in the visual arts through 170 presentations and lectures by art-world luminaries. The Gallery Guild’s Spring Membership Forum and lecture will be April 16 and will feature the New York-based artist, Kumi Yamashita.