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Jackson, MS 39201

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Museum Hours

Tuesday - Saturday

10 AM - 5 PM


noon - 5 PM

C3 Community Art Series

Each year, the Museums hosts a unique and original project as part of our ongoing series, C3: Creativity. Conversation. Community. Every Spring, local or visiting artists lead a participatory art installation in The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art. The goal of this series, inaugurated in 2012, is to bring together the diverse members and citizens of the community for the purpose of fueling an artwork that is representative of this place and of Mississippi.

Previous C3 project include:

2012: Cocoon Jackson

2013: The Future is on the Table #4

(Learn more about past C3 projects here.)


For 2014, the Museum has hired local strategic advancement agency Significant Developments to conduct a work of art, Core Sample, which surveys and presents the symbols of Mississippi identity.

Mississippians are invited to submit the symbols they feel resonate with their own identity and the identities of their communities; the symbols may be completely new or millennia old. At the Museum, the impression of each symbol will be made onto a ceramic bell and the collection displayed as an installation in The Art Garden. To submit your symbol, simply sketch it on a piece of paper, mail it to the Museum (ATTN: Core Sample Symbol Survey), or just take a picture of it with your phone and email it to daniel@significantdevelopments.us.

A ceramic bell workshop is operating Thursdays 10 AM - 2 PM and Saturdays 1- 5 PM at the Museum December 12, 2013 – March 14, 2014. Participants are welcome to join the Significant Developments team in the workshop for conversation and to learn the hand-building ceramic process by making and inscribing bells. On March 20, 2014 a public installation will be unveiled displaying the results of this survey.

Click here for more information about Core Sample.

For questions contact:

daniel@significantdevelopments.us OR cpeaster@msmuseumart.org

Significant Developments is a socially engaged art work acting within the legal framework of a limited liability company. CEO daniel johnson leads a team of artists to facilitate communities and organizations in strategic advancement through capacity-building aesthetic interactions.

This year’s project is made possible with support from Alternate ROOTS.

Upcoming Events

High Note Jam

Thursday, September 11, 2014

6-7:30 PM; followed by Screen on the Green - "Raising Arizona"

The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art

The Greater Jackson Arts Council and the Mississippi Museum of Art present an evening concert series in The Art Garden featuring performances from local musicians of all genres. Enjoy music and refreshments in Jackson’s premiere public green space. This High Note Jam features Bill & Temperance performing iconic music from Coen Brothers films in conjunction with Screen on the Green. Cost: Free, cash Bar

Look and Learn with Hoot

Friday, September 19, 2014

10:30 AM

Mississippi Museum of Art

This educational opportunity for children up to five and their parents emphasizes creative play and literacy through a hands-on art activity and story time. (Hoot, a friendly owl, is the Museum’s education mascot.) Please dress for mess! 45-minute program. Cost: Free to the public.

Art in Mind

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

10 AM

Mississippi Museum of Art, BancorpSouth Classroom

This free, public program, presented in partnership with the Mississippi Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, is an art program for persons with dementia and their caregivers developed from a growing body of research that recognizes the positive effects of art on the mind. The program lasts for approximately one-hour, and includes art viewing activities in the galleries as well as a hands-on experience in the studio. To register, contact Sara Murphy, Community Outreach Coordinator,...