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Upcoming Events

Unburied Treasures | Jean-Michel Basquiat's "Natchez"

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

5:30-6:30 PM

Trustmark Grand Hall

Though it is unknown if he traveled to Mississippi, the iconic work of Jean-Michel Basquiat often explored themes of the American South. This program will focus on Basquiat's Natchez and will showcase the wide-range of music—from Bach to the Blues—that influenced him. Please note: Natchez will only be on view during the month of December. Unburied Treasures is a monthly series, occurring every second Tuesday of the month, that brings the humanities to...

Art In Mind

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

10:30 AM-noon

Yates Community Room

Everyone wants to strengthen their memory. As we get older, it’s not just about strengthening it, but also about maintaining it. Art in Mind uses art exploration in the galleries to stimulate observation and recall, followed by hands-on engagement in the studio. Art Therapist Susan Anand joins William Hollingsworth Fellow McKenzie Drake to create fun and comfortable experiences inspired by artworks in the Museum’s collection that stimulate cognition. No previous experience is needed...

Look and Learn with Hoot

Friday, December 15, 2017

10:30-11:30 AM

Trustmark Grand Hall and BancorpSouth Classroom

This educational opportunity for children up to 5 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! This event is free and open to the public. Questions? Contact William R. Hollingsworth Fellow McKenzie Drake mdrake@msmuseumart.org. Sponsored by Children’s Medical Group, P.A.

Gallery Talk | “Beyond Noble Savage: Native Americans in Art”

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

11:30 AM-noon

Talk begins in Museum Lobby

After Europeans first encountered the indigenous people that lived along the Mississippi River, they began to incorporate portraits of Native Americans into their artistic traditions. Focusing on a famous portrait of a Natchez by French artist Anne-Louis Girodet, Museum Curator Jochen Wierich will survey European and American views of Native Americans during the early decades of statehood. Gallery talks offer visitors the chance to engage with a single work, or pairing of works, for a 3...

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

12:30-1:30 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

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 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 with...

Museum After Hours | "Mississippi Made"

Thursday, December 21, 2017

5:30 PM-until

Every third Thursday we host Museum After Hours, when we open the doors after hours to partner with and embrace Mississippi's creative community. These collaborations feature one-night pop up exhibitions and dining experiences and combinations of live music, outdoor movies, games, and more. Each month has a new theme and a new story. The Museum Store, café and galleries stay open until 8 PM. This month, some of Mississippi’s finest show what they’re made...