From September 5 through November 9, the Nashville Public Library featured an exhibition of 35 photographs by Eudora Welty from the 1930s and ’40s. The images were showcased in the Art Gallery of the Main Library and included a selection of informal portraits, landscapes, and scenes from everyday life in Mississippi and New York City. Shown here is “Home by Dark,” taken in Yalobusha County, Mississippi, in 1936, one of the images on display.  

A public reception and program featuring Welty scholars Dr. Michael Kreyling of Vanderbilt University and Dr. Suzanne Marrs of Millsaps College was held November 2 at the library.

Nashville’s daily newspaper, The Tennessean, recently published an article about the exhibition, which may be viewed here. A lovely reception celebrating the exhibit opening was held at the home of Ellen and Townes Duncan in Nashville.

Pictured here at the Duncan reception are Welty Foundation Board of Directors chair Holmes Adams, Gayle Adams, Ellen Duncan, Townes Duncan, Welty Foundation Corresponding Secretary Mary Alice White, and Donny White.

Mary Jo Shankle, one of the guests, published the following article about the exhibit on Jennifer Puryear’s popular “Bacon on the Bookshelf” blog.  Link to Ms. Shankle’s post about the exhibit here.



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