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C3 Community Art Series

Each year, the Museum hosts a unique and original project as part of our ongoing series, C3: Creativity. Conversation. Community. Local or visiting artists lead a participatory art installation consisting of workshops throughout the Winter and Spring, culminating in a public installation in The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art during Spring Break. 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 as a whole. For more information about C3, contact Carol Peaster at djohnson@msmuseumart.org.


As we begin to implement our fifth year of C3, the Mississippi Museum of Art is looking for input from an artist or group of artists who will creatively contemplate, initiate and execute a three-month art engagement piece to which the “community” of Jackson and the state of Mississippi will strongly contribute to the art process, the project’s identity, and perhaps even its installation. For project details, click here.

Previous C3 projects include:

2012: Cocoon Jackson
2013: The Future is on the Table #4
2014: Core Sample
2015: Looking Forward to Happiness


Upcoming Events

World of Watercolor with Wyatt Waters | CLASS FULL

Saturday, February 13, 2016

9 AM – 4 PM

Explore watercolor with celebrated Mississippi artist Wyatt Waters. Wyatt’s one day watercolor workshop takes students on a painting and color study adventure. For the beginner or advanced artist, this is one of the ‘favorite’ classes offered by the Museum and fills up fast! Cost $75 (supplies not included in cost).

Hoot and Holler Family Creation Lab – 5-7 year olds

Sunday, February 14, 2016

2 - 4 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

Each second Sunday, Museum School teacher Lesley Collins leads families with children ages 5-7 in a collaborative art project inspired by works in The Mississippi Story (classes for ages 8-10 held same time on third Sundays). Lesley guides families in conversations around works from our permanent collection followed by related studio projects in our classroom. Families will not only leave with an art work, but will learn techniques they can repeat and expand on at...

Seasoned Students (55+)

Thursday, February 18, 2016

10:30 – 11:30 AM

Entergy Classroom

Take a tour through the galleries at the Mississippi Museum of Art and learn about selected pieces from The Mississippi Story and our changing exhibitions. Following this short introduction, students learn a related technique in our classroom through a hands-on project. Meet new faces, talk about art, learn from Museum staff and create! The Museum’s Palette Café serves our special monthly ‘sipp Sourced menu each Third Thursday. Students are able to order lunch before...

Museum After Hours – CrookedLetterPress

Thursday, February 18, 2016

5:30 – 10 PM

Every third Thursday we host Museum After Hours, when we open the doors after hours to partner with and embrace Mississippi's creative community. These collaborations feature one-night pop up exhibitions and dining experiences, live music, outdoor movies, games, and more. Each month has a new theme and a new story. This month, we celebrate Jackson practitioners of the printed arts. Kristen Ley and her team at Thimblepress showcase collaborative work - including the signature letter...

Evening for Educators “Reimagining Museum / Classroom Relationship”

Thursday, February 18, 2016

5 – 7 PM

Join us for an evening of conversation and strategizing on the theme “Reimaging the Museum/Classroom Relationship.” Our Engagement and Learning Team will join with educators in a roundtable discussion of the current ways the Museum engages with the classroom and potentials for new types of relationships. A main topic for the evenings discussion will be the Scholastics Regional Competition hosted by the Mississippi Museum of Art. Educators will view the Scholastics exhibition, discuss the...

‘sipp Sourced with Chef Nick Wallace - "Art of the Burger"

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Lunch 11 AM – 2 PM; dinner Thursday, 5:30 until

The Palette Café

Each month, for a limited time, Culinary Curator and Executive Chef Nick Wallace of the Mississippi Museum of Art creates a three-day pop up menu highlighting product from Mississippi purveyors. These menus are inspired by seasonal ingredients and rooted in Mississippi artistic and culinary stories and traditions. This month celebrates one whole year of ‘sipp Sourced pop up menu’s with the "Art of the Burger,” a dining concept that uses the humble hamburger as...