The Art Museum of the University of Memphis and Young Arts Patrons opened Dear Artist, an exhibition that highlighted the social and economic importance of celebrating and supporting artists throughout their careers. Dear Artist feature works by emerging and internationally known artists on loan from new and established local collectors as well as select museum collections.
The Opening Reception included a pane featuring collectors, Elliot Perry, Jasmin McKenzie, and Claire Brulatour. It was moderated by curator and Young Arts Patron Founder, Whitney Hardy.
Artists featured in the group show include (A-Z)
Lisa Alonso, Jarvis Boyland, Nakeya Brown, Burton Callicott, Carroll Cloar, Ronald and Jessie Cooper, Jennifer Crescuillo, LaAndrea Deloyce, William Eggleston, Howard Finster, Edwin Jeffrey, Jr., Titus Kaphar, Karen Lamassone, Joseph “Doughjoe” Love III, Terry Lynn, John Carl Marshall, Lawrence Matthews, Lester Merriweather, Carl Moore, Greely Myatt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Andres Serrano, Jared Small, Kiki Smith, Katie Benjamin Steed, and Cathy Worthy.