May 4 – September 1, 2013
Pieces and Strings: Mississippi Cultural Crossroads 25th Annual Quilt Contest and Exhibition
This annual presentation of award-winning quilts is on loan from Mississippi Cultural Crossroads, Port Gibson. Mississippi Cultural Crossroads sponsors Crossroads Quilters, a group that displays and sells its one-of-a-kind handmade quilts at the Crossroads Building in Port Gibson. Admission: Free, open to the public
March 23 – September 8, 2013
The Annie Laurie Swaim Hearin Memorial Exhibition Series
The Donna and Jim Barksdale Galleries for Changing Exhibitions Old Masters to Monet features fifty masterpieces from the collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut. The outstanding artworks provide a history of French painting, ranging from the 17th through the 19th centuries and into the beginning of the 20th century and include religious and mythological subjects, portraits, landscapes, still lifes, and genre scenes. Théodore Géricault, Eugène Delacroix, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Claude Monet are among the masters represented. Admission is $12 adults, $10 seniors, $6 students (includes admission to Symbols of Faith, Home, and Beyond: The Art of Theora Hamblett).
March 23 – June 23, 2013
The Donna and Jim Barksdale Galleries for Changing Exhibitions
The Mississippi Museum of Art is pleased to present Symbols of Faith, Home, and Beyond, a survey of more than forty of Theora Hamblett’s best works from the Collection of the University of Mississippi Museum and Historic Houses. Hamblett, born in Paris, Mississippi, in 1895, has been described as “the most recognized visionary painter in America.” She began painting at the age of fifty-five, creating hundreds of scenes of early-day remembrances like the childhood games “Drop the Handkerchief” and “Ring Around the Rosie,” as well as many of her own dreams and visions. This exhibition explores different memories of faith, home, and beyond through the eyes of the master Mississippi artist. This exhibition is sponsored by BancorpSouth. Admission is $12 adults, $10 seniors, $6 students (includes admission to Old Masters to Monet).
February 16 - August 18, 2013
Blue White Red, Red White Blue: French and American Art from the Permanent Collection
The William B. and Isabel R. McCarty Foundation Gallery
In this exhibition, French artworks from the Baroque period (1600s) through the early twentieth century are juxtaposed with American works from the nineteenth through the twenty-first centuries. Artworks by French masters in the show include works on paper by Pierre Bonnard, Paul Cézanne, Claude Lorraine, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Also featured are figure drawings and landscapes by prominent American artists including Childe Hassam, G. Ruger Donoho, Chauncey Ryder, and Mary Cassatt. This exhibition is sponsored by Dea Dea and Dolph Baker.
February 2 – April 7, 2013
The Mississippi Museum of Art hosts this annual Mississippi Regional Competition for students in grades 7-12 from throughout the state. All artworks winning at the regional level are exhibited prior to national competition, where Gold Key regional winners are eligible to compete. Cost: Free to the public.
Comprised of artwork from the Museum’s permanent collection, The Mississippi Story reveals the remarkable history of visual arts in the Magnolia State. The installation includes more than 200 objects and is divided thematically into four sections: Mississippi's Landscape, Mississippi's People, Life in Mississippi, and Exporting Mississippi’s Culture. The exhibition is guest curated by Patti Carr Black, author of Art in Mississippi, and is the Museum's most comprehensive showing of Mississippi art from its permanent collection. The exhibition features artwork by Walter Anderson, George Ohr, Sam Gilliam, William Dunlap, John McCrady, Richmond Barthé, Eudora Welty, William Hollingsworth, Marie Hull, and William Eggleston, among many others. Click the exhibition title for more information.
The objects displayed in the cases of the Museum’s lobby originate from ancient cultures which flourished in Peru, Mexico and Central America prior to the arrival of Europeans. Most of the objects on view are Peruvian pre-Columbian ceramics, which were donated to or loaned to the Museum by Sam Olden of Yazoo City, Miss. Also represented are Mesomerican cultures, including the Maya and the Olmec.
William Dunlap’s Panorama of the American Landscape
Ongoing beginning June 30 (except during special circumstances, such as the Christmas holiday season when the Bethlehem Tree is featured)
Trustmark Grand Hall
This impressive mural was created by Mississippi native William Dunlap for the neoclassical rotunda of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in 1984. The installation of the fourteen canvases at the Mississippi Museum of Art places the artwork, originally seen in the round, on one wall stretching eleven feet tall and fifty-five feet wide. Referencing historical cycloramas, this mural presents the hunt country of Virginia (the verdant Blue Ridge landscape near Dunlap’s Virginia home) at eye-level, while the harsh winter landscape of the Antietam battlefield fills the upper half of the space. The mural is full of class Dunlap iconography and is accompanied by a 28-minute video, “The Painter’s Landscape.” Free to the public.
In the spirit of the 2011 Mississippi Invitational (on view at the Museum through February 5, 2012) we called on our Facebook fans to help us curate a digital exhibition on our Facebook page. This inaugural SOCIALmixedMEDIA Invitational was composed entirely of work submitted by those fans. We thank all of you who submitted, viewed, and engaged with the over one hundred pieces of art in that digital exhibition. View the complete album of all of those works here.
We are proud to present this survey exhibition of some of the most popular and well received works in the SOCIALmixedMEDIA Invitational. These selected artworks are those that received the most positive feedback on Facebook. There are thirteen artists in the 2011 Mississippi Invitational whose work illustrates the bounty of contemporary Mississippi art. Likewise, these twelve artworks in various mediums from the digital SOCIALmixedMEDIA Invitational embody the sprit of the Mississippi Invitational and showcase the breadth of talent throughout the state and beyond.