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May 19, 2017




Thursday, May 25, 2017

5:00pm to 7:00pm



Clarksdale, Mississippi

Meet artist/photographer R. Kim Rushing at an opening reception sponsored by Barnes Pettey Financial Advisors, Clarksdale Public Utilities and the Mississippi Arts Commission

Join us May 25, 2017 when Rushing will discuss and sign copies of his book, PARCHMAN: "In 1994, photographer R. Kim Rushing was the first outside photographer in Parchman's history to be allowed long-term access to inmates. In Parchman, he offers a glimpse of the men incarcerated in this famous place. Eighteen volunteer inmates, ranging in custody level from trustee to death row, are presented through images and their own handwritten letters." Photography is also on display in the Delta Blues Museum gallery.

Free and open to the public from 5:00pm - 7:00pm, with live music from Anthony "Big A" Sherrod.

Museum Night Photo

About the Delta Blues Museum

Established in 1979 by the Carnegie Public Library Board of Trustees and re-organized as a stand-alone museum in 1999, the Delta Blues Museum is Mississippi's oldest music museum and the nation's first museum dedicated to the American art form known as the Blues. A 2013 recipient of the IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library Services - the nation's highest honor for museum and library service to the community - and a 2014 winner of the National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award, the Delta Blues Museum is dedicated to creating a welcoming place where visitors find meaning, value and perspective by exploring the history and heritage of the unique American musical art form, the Blues. The Museum is honored to be a Great River Road Interpretive Center.

The "Delta Blues Foundation" is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that supports the work of Delta Blues Museum. All funds solicited through the Delta Blues Foundation are raised to benefit the Delta Blues Museum. On-line tax deductible contributions to the Delta Blues Foundation include the Deeper Roots program and the General Fund (a monetarily unrestricted contribution made to the foundation in support of the museum). Memberships and the Buy a Brick program are funded directly to the Delta Blues Museum and are not considered tax deductible.

For more information on events or programs, please call (662) 627-6820, or visit the Museum web site at

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Shelley Ritter, Director

This newsletter is supported in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and,
in part, from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.