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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, September 3, 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...

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, September 7, 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...

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

Sunday, September 11, 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...

The Great Dealers

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

6:30 - 7:30 PM

Yates Community Room

This program features Mississippi Museum of Art Deputy Director and Chief Curator Roger Ward discussing the most influential dealers Roy R. Neuberger worked with to build his collection – great connoisseurs themselves such as Peggy Guggenheim, Edith Halpert, Paul Rosenberg, Betty Parsons, and Leo Castelli. Based on Neuberger’s own reminiscences, Roger Ward will present photos and works from the time to tell the story of the personal relationships between dealer and buyer which led to...

Cross-Examining the Avant-Garde: Americans in Dialogue with European Modernism

Thursday, September 15, 2016

6 – 7 PM

Dr. Melissa M. Thorson of Belhaven University focuses on works from the exhibition When Modern Was Cotemporary: Selections from the Roy R. Neuberger Collection which were produced before or during the First World War. A look a the individual artists’ creative paths as well as the broader context of early twentieth-century European modernism will explore their debt to movements such as fauvism, expressionism, and cubism, as well as their uniquely American interpretations of those visual...

Seasoned Students (55+)

Thursday, September 15, 2016

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Entergy Classroom

Take a tour through the galleries at the Mississippi Museum of Art and learn about selected pieces from The Mississippi Story and our changing exhibitions. Following this short introduction, students learn a related technique in our classroom through a hands-on project. Meet new faces, talk about art, learn from Museum staff and create! The Museum’s Palette Café serves our special monthly ‘sipp Sourced menu each Third Thursday. Students are able to order lunch before...