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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

Art and Coffee

Saturday, October 1, 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...

Guided Exhibition Tour with Chief Curator Roger Ward

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

11:30 AM – 12:15PM

The Donna and Jim Barksdale Galleries for Changing Exhibitions

Experience our current exhibitions through the eyes of a curator! Tour When Modern Was Contemporary: Selections from the Roy R. Neuberger Collection with Deputy Director and Chief Curator Roger Ward as your guide. In addition to providing historical and social context for the long life and times of Mr. Neuberger (he died in 2010 at age 107) and the development of the New York City art scene over the course of the 20th century, Dr. Ward shares...

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, October 5, 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...

The Irascibles Live – Artists in the Galleries

Thursday, October 6, 2016

9 AM – 2 PM

The Donna and Jim Barksdale Galleries for Changing Exhibitions

The Museum partners with New Stage Theatre to bring artists to life within the exhibition When Modern Was Contemporary: Selections from the Roy R. Neuberger Collection. The Irascibles was a label given to a group of American abstract expressionists who signed on to an open letter to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, rejecting the museum’s exhibition American Painting Today – 1950 and boycotting the accompanying competition. The media attention gained from this protest gave them notoriety...

Live at Lunch! - Nellie Mack and Lonne' George

Friday, October 7, 2016

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

The Art Garden

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. This week's Live at Lunch features Nellie Mack and Lonne' George. Enjoy the fall menu at The Palette Café prepared by Chef Nick Wallace and the ambiance of the season. In event of rain, music will...

Hoot and Holler Family Creation Lab (6-10 year olds)

Sunday, October 9, 2016

2 - 3:30 PM

Bancorp South Classroom

Each second Sunday, families with children ages 6-10 are led by a Museum educator in a collaborative art project inspired by a different artist each month. Families are guided in conversations around works by the selected artist followed by related studio projects in the classroom. Families will not only leave with an art work, but will learn techniques they can repeat and expand on at home. This program is held in conjunction with When Modern...