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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

Open Studio - Manifestos with Justin Ransburg

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Open during normal business hours: Nov. 18 - Dec. 31

The Mississippi Story exhibition

Visitors moving through The Mississippi Story discover a space filled with books by Mississippi artists – Richard Wright, Eudora Welty, Margaret Walker, and William Faulkner, to name a few. Participants comb though the books searching for words, sentences, and paragraphs which speak to their own vision of life, community, and their sense of place in Mississippi. Using scissors, participants reassemble the words of Mississippi writers to create their own manifestos declaring their thoughts and intentions of...

The Museum Store Holiday Open House

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

10 AM – 8 PM

The Museum Store

Make quick work of your holiday gift list at the annual Museum Store Holiday Open House! Browse a selection of unique and inspired items for all ages that you can’t find anywhere else, from clothing and accessories to books, children’s toys, jewelry, artfully designed homewares, and work inspired by the art in the Museum’s collection. Complimentary mimosas and holiday treats are available all day, and Museum members receive 15% off. At 5 PM, Malcolm...

Music in the City and Lighting of the Bethlehem Tree

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

5:15 PM cash bar; 5:45 PM program

Trustmark Grand Hall

In partnership with St. Andrew's Cathedral, the Museum hosts a musical performance. This month is the annual lighting of the Bethlehem Tree Younger Foundation Creche Collection exhibition, complete with holiday refreshment and special performance by the St. Andrew’s Cathedral Parish Choir. This event is sponsored by Wise Carter Child & Caraway, P.A. Cost: Free, donations welcome About the Bethlehem Tree: Jewell Younger Graeber of Marks, Mississippi, lovingly acquired the figures in this magnificent display...

An Artist’s Look – Jason Bouldin Guided Tour of "Bright Fields"

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

The Donna and Jim Barksdale Galleries for Changing Exhibitions

Tour the galleries of Bright Fields: The Mastery of Marie Hull with Mississippi artist Jason Bouldin, who discusses his personal reflections on her life and work. Cost: $20 non members; $10 members. Click here to register.

Docent and Volunteer Training

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

10 AM - noon

Yates Community Room

Come learn about current and upcoming exhibitions at the Museum! We invite everyone to join our docent and volunteer team, and share the love of art with Museum visitors. During each session, volunteers will receive information on exhibitions, effective tour practices, and learn how to engage visitors with art. Meetings are monthly, with some Saturday sessions available. For more information contact Emily Summerlin at 601.960.1515 or esummerlin@msmuseumart.org.

An Artist’s Journey: On the Road with Marie Hull

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

6 PM

Trustmark Grand Hall

Join the Museum’s Deputy Director and Chief Curator Roger Ward as he illuminates Mississippi artist Marie Hull’s lifelong devotion to travel through a richly illustrated presentation. He shares share a trove of original documents and memorabilia collected by the artist over the years, everything from her diary of 1911 to travel brochures and postcards to on-ship menus, luggage tags, paid hotel bills, and some of the thousands of “Kodaks” that Marie Hull made and...