Discovery Park of America Exhibit Featuring Self-taught Sculptor Hattie Marshall-Duncan to Open with a Members-only Reception with the Artist

Union City, Tenn.– Discovery Park of America will be open to the public May 27 to Oct. 24, 2022.

Art in the exhibit is on loan from a variety of collectors including the West Tennessee Regional Art Center (WTRAC) in Humboldt, Tenn., Tom & O.E. Stigall Ethnic Library and Museum in Humboldt, Tenn., Arts in McNairy in Selmer, Tenn. and the private collection of Joanna and Shawn Pitts. Marshall-Duncan is also providing pieces for the exhibit, including several that have never before been displayed publicly.

Marshall-Duncan has exhibited work in many galleries, including the Customs House Museum in Clarksville, the West Tennessee Regional Arts Center in Humboldt, the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville, the Latta Theater in Selmer and the Monthaven Arts & Cultural Center in Selmer. She was the recipient of the 2019 Tennessee Governor’s Folklife Heritage Award. Marshall-Duncan was also recently chosen to participate as a master artist in Tennessee’s Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program, an initiative created to preserve rare and endangered art forms.

“At Discovery Park, we strive to share the visual arts with our guests and to encourage public interest in the cultural heritage of Tennessee,” said Jennifer Wildes, senior collections and exhibits director for Discovery Park. “Hattie’s work certainly allows us to do that, and I look forward to sharing this special exhibit.”

“Southern Artist Showcase: Hattie Marshall-Duncan” will be on display May 27 to Oct. 27, 2022 and is free with park admission or membership.

Photo caption: Jennifer Wildes, senior collections and exhibits director for Discovery Park of America, gathering pieces for the “Southern Artist Showcase: Hattie Marshall-Duncan”