From artnews.com. Posted on 5/3/18.
The acquisitions include: Benny Andrews (1930‒2006), Mississippi River Bank (Trail of Tears Series), 2005; McArthur Binion (b.1946), DNA: Black Painting: IV, 2015; Jeffrey Gibson (b.1972), Sharecropper, 2015; Titus Kaphar (b.1976), Darker Than Cotton, 2018; Glenn Ligon (b.1960) Condition Report, 2000; Deborah Luster (b.1951), six gelatin silver prints from the series One Big Self: Prisoners of Louisiana, 1999‒2001; Toyin Ojih Odutola (b.1985), The Engagement, 2015; Noah Saterstrom (b.1974), Road to Shubuta, 2016; and Hank Willis Thomas (b.1976), Flying Geese, 2012.
"Our role as a museum is to collect and display art that creates opportunities for personal discovery and deeper understanding,” said Betsy Bradley, Director of the Mississippi Museum of Art. “Each one of these artworks was selected because of its power to elucidate meaning for our audiences, for its ability to serve as a lasting catalyst for dialogue, and for its responsiveness to experiences that define modern life in Mississippi and the nation.”