Dusti Bongé Art Foundation

Biloxi, MS

The Dusti Bongé Art Foundation (DBAF/the Foundation) promotes the artistic legacy of Dusti Bongé (1903–93), Mississippi’s pioneering Abstract Expressionist painter, through exhibitions, conservation, scholarship, and education. Established in 1995 in Biloxi, Mississippi, the artist’s hometown, DBAF preserves and promotes her extensive oeuvre and is dedicated to increasing public awareness of and access to her work.

The Foundation retained Bow Bridge to promote the major new publication—Dusti Bongé, Art and Life: Biloxi, New Orleans, and New York—the first to document the full range of the artist’s exceptional life and prolific career. It was published in 2019 in conjunction with the exhibition Piercing the Inner Wall: The Work of Dusti Bongé, organized by the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans. In addition, Bow Bridge worked with the Foundation to refine institutional messages and media materials.


Top Photograph: Dusti Bongé, Self-Portrait, 1939. Oil pastel on paper, 11 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. Dusti Bongé Art Foundation Inset Photograph: Book cover for Dusti Bongé, Art and Life: Biloxi, New Orleans, New York. 2019.