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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

Thomas Hart Benton and Jackson Pollock

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

6:30 – 7:30 PM

Trustmark Grand Hall

For much of his professional career, Dr. Henry Adams has explored, explained, and rediscovered the lifetime work of Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975), the great regionalist from Neosho, Missouri, and his most famous protégé, Jackson Pollock (1912-1956). The relationship between the two was more complex and more mutually influential than most of us would even suspect, but it is the key to an understanding of the younger artist’s evolution. This is a theme that...

Museum24: Modern Finale

Friday, October 28, 2016

10 AM Friday - 10 AM Saturday

This 24 hour closing celebration for the exhibition, When Modern was Contemporary: The Roy R. Neuberger Collection, features an vast array of performances, music, art making, specialty tours, and games spread throughout an action-packed 24-hour period. Visitors look, listen, feel, eat, drink, dance, and participate during this art party of a lifetime. Be Modern. Dare to differ. Sponsored by Trustmark. Cost: Activities free with purchase of an exhibition ticket: $12 adults, $10 seniors, $6 students, free Museum members. Click...

Live at Lunch! - Wyatt Waters

Friday, October 28, 2016

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art

Experience the perfect pairing of cuisine, music, and The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art! Each Friday in October, a local musician takes the C Spire Stage in The Art Garden to liven up your lunch break, with Wyatt Waters performing music this week. Although Waters is primarily known for his watercolor painting, he also performs as a singer/songwriter and plays acoustic guitar. Enjoy the fall menu in The Palette Café by...

Museum Brunch with Chef Nick Wallace

Saturday, October 29, 2016

10 AM - 2 PM

The Palette Café

Join us for a special brunch as we celebrate the final weekend of When Modern was Contemporary, our blockbuster exhibition of work by more than 50 iconic mid-century modern artists (on view through Sunday, October 30). Executive Chef and Culinary Curator Nick Wallace serves up items from a specialty menu honoring his southern roots and Modern Mississippian cuisne from 10 AM to 2 PM. Sip coffee, mimosas, and bloody marys on downtown’s front porch and take a stroll...

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

12:30 – 1:30 PM

Museum Classrooms

Creative Healing Studio is a bi-monthly art therapy gathering for adults being treated for cancer or those with a cancer diagnosis in their past. Licensed art therapist Susan Ainlay Anand facilitates this group to express themselves through art in an open studio approach while also sharing stories of hope, fear, joy, and sorrow. The group is open to all skill levels, novice to master, and encourages self-expression with an emphasis on exploration, curiosity, and skill-building...

Art and Coffee

Saturday, November 5, 2016

10 AM - 11:30 AM

Yates Community Room

Art and Coffee is an opportunity to slow down with fellow art lovers in a casual morning learning space. Join docents, volunteers, and Museum staff to look at and discuss current and upcoming exhibitions through the lens of how we engage art as a group. Spend time in the galleries, hear special presentations from Museum staff and Mississippi artists, and receive educational materials related to our exhibitions. Coffee and pastries are served. This program is...