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Explore More Contemporary Southern Art with the Help of This Exhibit

Capital Park Museum invites you to come check out Soul of the South: Selections from the Gitter-Yelen Collection! Soul of the South: Selections from the Gitter-Yelen Collection includes more than eighty paintings, sculptures, and mixed-media works of art created by forty-eight self-taught artists from across the American South.

Dr. Kurt Gitter and his wife, Alice Rae Yelen, former Assistant Director for Education at New Orleans Museum of Art, donated these pieces to the museum in 1998. The couple spent the decade prior to their donation traveling throughout the American South to collect contemporary self-taught art. During that period, Gitter and Yelen met and, in many cases, befriended the artists featured in Soul of the South.

Sometimes referred to as "outsider," "folk," "naive," "visionary," "non-traditional," or "primitive," artworks in the Gitter-Yelen collection defy easy categorization. Each artist has created a highly personal statement that represents an individualistic response to his or her environment. Soul of the South: Selections from the Gitter-Yelen Collection will be on display through June 2019.

At The Reserve at Jefferson Crossing Apartments in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, we believe it’s important to integrate yourself into the community, which is why we suggest attending this event. Meeting new people, having unfamiliar experiences, and joining neighborhood activities is the key to an exceptional lifestyle.

Event Time/Date:
Friday, December 21, 2018–7:30 PM

Event Venue Location:
Capitol Park Museum
660 North Fourth Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802

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