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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

Studio II (ages 14 - 17) Ceramics and Hand Building

Monday, July 25, 2016

9 AM – 4 PM

Students work with clay to learn coil and slab hand building techniques. Students create both small and more involved sculptural pieces, spanning multiple days. Projects include making vessels as well as sculptural objects. Students’ works will be fired on-site in the Museum’s own kiln. Throughout the week, students also spend time in the Museum’s galleries learning about the work of Mississippi sculptors. Cost: $275. Click here to register. Teacher: Daniel Johnson is the Director...

Young Artists (ages 8 - 10) Painting Session B

Monday, July 25, 2016

9 AM – 4 PM

Students work with acrylic paint and mixed media materials to create both realistic and abstract pieces of art. They have the opportunity to work on both canvas and paper, and to study different painting techniques. Students visit The Misissippi Story galleries to study works held in the Museum’s permanent collection that were created by Mississippi artists. Cost: $250. Click here to register. Teacher: Tony DiFatta, a native of Hattiesburg, grew up in South Louisiana and...

Little Masters (ages 5 - 7) Session D

Monday, August 1, 2016

9 AM – noon

During the week of Little Masters, children explore the visual arts through various practices to gain experience in collage and watercolor techniques, as well as the fundamentals of expressive abstraction. While gaining knowledge of the arts through hands-on experiences, students are introduced to the works in the Museum’s permanent collection. This fun-filled week will have your child bringing home wonderful works of art to share with you. Cost: $175. Click here to register. Teacher: Lesly...

An Artist’s Look with Bebe Wolfe

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Barksdale Galleries

Join Mississippi artist Bebe Wolfe for a casual, conversational gallery experience. Wolfe shares personal reflections and connections with selections of artwork on view in When Modern Was Contemporary: Selections from the Roy R. Neuberger Collection. This program is presented in conjunction with When Modern Was Contemporary: Selections from the Roy R. Neuberger Collection and is sponsored by Trustmark. $20 ticket / $8 for Museum members. Ticket includes admission to exhibition. Click here to book your tickets.

Hoot and Holler Family Creation Lab – 5-7 year olds, Sculptor Harold Miller

Sunday, August 14, 2016

2 - 3:30 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

Each second Sunday, Museum School teacher Lesley Collins leads families with children ages 5-7 in a collaborative art project inspired by a different artist each month. (classes for ages 8-10 held same time on third Sundays). Lesley guides families in conversations around certain works by the artist followed by related studio projects in our classroom. Families will not only leave with an art work, but will learn techniques they can repeat and expand on at...

After School Special - ‘sipp Sourced with Chef Nick Wallace

Thursday, August 18, 2016

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

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 traditions. This month, Chef Wallace creates throwback school cafeteria ambiance with innovative and memory-making dishes that are anything but elementary. ‘sipp Sourced is sponsored by Capital City Beverages.