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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

"Fast Food Slow" - ‘sipp Sourced with Chef Nick Wallace

Thursday, January 19, 2017

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

The Palette Café

This month’s pop up menu flips fast food on its head, using local ingredients and thoughtful preparation to create playful alternatives to the quick-fix of the drive-thru meal. 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...

Look and Learn with Hoot

Friday, January 20, 2017

10:30 AM – noon

Trustmark Grand Hall and BancorpSouth Classroom

This educational opportunity for children up to five years of age with 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! Sponsored by Children’s Medical Group, P.A. Cost: Free to the public. Questions? Contact William R. Hollingsworth Fellow Adam Farcus at afarcus@msmuseumart.org.

Homeschool Studio Sessions: Lost

Friday, January 20, 2017

2 – 3 PM

BancorpSouth and Entergy Classrooms

Ages 13-17, Level 1 Come to the Lost Homeschool class and find out how you can use maps to explore the world and yourself in new ways! In this 10-session course held each Friday (11 total hours) students will learn about contemporary art and create drawings, collages, public artworks, found object sculptures, and performances about the way we map the worlds around and within us. We will investigate our subconscious minds, the downtown Jackson environment, and personal...

Yoga for Artists

Monday, January 23, 2017

2 – 3 PM

Ages: 18+ Yoga for Artists is a set of traditional yoga poses sequenced to fit the unique conditions of practicing studio artists. In this six-session class (held on consecutive Mondays), you will learn to engage your breath to energize your body as well as other breathing techniques to relax and ease the anxieties that spring up in every artist’s day. The class is suitable for beginners and advanced yoga students. You will move at your...

Collector's Club: Private Collection of Lesly Gaynor Murray and Steve Edds

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

6 PM

The Collectors Club will tour the private collection of art patrons Lesly Gaynor Murray and Steve Edds. Twenty years ago, Lesly and Steve merged the art of their two collections, which has grown to include the works of over 100 Mississippi artists as well as artists from over ten other states and six foreign countries. Their collection is best described as eclectic and comes from a true love for art. The Mississippi Museum of Art’s...

Open Studio

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

5 – 7 PM

Come to Open Studio and work on your own artwork! During Open Studio sessions the studios will be open for people of all ages to create independent artworks. Specific tools and techniques will be featured at each one. For this month, the studio will be set up for watercolor painting and drawing techniques. Other tools or media may be available upon request. Cost: $10. Questions? Contact William R. Hollingsworth Fellow Adam Farcus at afarcus@msmuseumart.org....