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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

Little Masters (ages 5 - 7) Session C

Monday, June 27, 2016

9 AM – noon

During the week of Little Masters, children explore the visual arts through various practices to gain experience in collage and watercolor techniques, as well as the fundamentals of expressive abstraction. While gaining knowledge of the arts through hands-on experiences, students are introduced to the works in the Museum’s permanent collection. This fun-filled week will have your child bringing home wonderful works of art to share with you. Cost: $175. Click here to register. Teacher: Lesly...

Open Evenings - Modern Art

Thursday, June 30, 2016

5 - 8 PM

Have you seen the Jackson Pollock yet? Experience our blockbuster modern art exhibition, When Modern Was Contemporary, on your schedule! Stop by after work (or play) for happy hour drinks at the bar and a modern art exploration. Cost: Free to enter, Modern exhibition: $12 adults, $10 seniors, $6 students, free children under 5.

Young Artists (ages 8 - 10) Investigators

Monday, July 4, 2016

9 AM – 4 PM

Students spend the week engaged in drawing, painting, printmaking, and ceramics. Each technique is accompanied by lessons in the Museum’s galleries relating to the works held in the Museum’s permanent collection created by Mississippi artists. In this Young Artists class, students examine works of art closely; analyzing meaning and constructing their own theories. The student sleuths move in the galleries and through the gardens crafing their own visual mysteries and providing clues for...

Studio I (ages 11 - 14) 2D Mixed Media

Monday, July 4, 2016

9 AM – 4 PM

Students explore portraiture and landscape in this week-long survey course. Materials explored in the class include charcoal, ink, acrylic, photosensitive dyes, and collage. From the Museum’s galleries to the studio to The Art Garden, students gain familiarity with the Museum and a variety of art techniques. Cost: $250. Click here to register. Teacher: Kelly K. Walters teaches visual arts at the Mississippi School of the Arts in Brookhaven. Walters earned a master’s degree in...

Hoot and Holler Family Creation Lab – 5-7 year olds, Movement and Chance (Jackson Pollock)

Sunday, July 10, 2016

2 - 3:30 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

Museum School teacher Lesley Collins leads families in a collaborative art project inspired by abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock. Lesley guides families in conversation around a work by Pollock in the special exhibition When Modern Was Contemporary: Selections from the Roy R. Neuberger Collection followed by a related studio project in our classroom. Families will not only leave with an art work, but will learn techniques they can repeat and expand on at home. Cost: $10 per...

Studio II (ages 14 - 17) Printmaking

Monday, July 11, 2016

9 AM – 4 PM

The fine art of printmaking allows artists to create images that can be reproduced indefinitely rather than the single images created by drawing or painting. This 5-day summer camp introduces students to a variety of techniques, including linoleum printing, monoprints, stencils, and other mixed media practices to create an individual print or a series of prints that will be exhibited at the end of the week in a show for family and friends. Students examine...