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Philip Jackson, 2016 Jane Crater Hiatt Artist Fellow

Mississippi Museum of Art Announces Recipient of Jane Crater Hiatt Artist Fellowship Artist Philip Jackson of Oxford named 2016 recipient

(Jackson, Miss.) … The Museum is pleased to announce the 2016 recipient of The Jane Crater Hiatt Artist Fellowship. The grant of $15,000 has been awarded to Philip R. Jackson of Oxford, whose artwork is featured in the 2016 Mississippi Invitational, on view through March 12, 2017.

Administered through the Museum, The Jane Crater Hiatt Artist Fellowship provides a unique study-and-travel scholarship to support an individual artist in the development and creation of art over the course of two years. Artists whose work is selected to be included in the 2016 Mississippi Invitational exhibition are eligible to apply for the grant in the year that their work is chosen. Jackson is one of eighteen artists chosen by Guest Curator Marisa J. Pascucci for inclusion in this year’s presentation.

The fellowship recipient is determined by a panel of jurors following the...

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Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 by MMA

2016 Mississippi Invitational installation (VIDEO)

The Mississippi Invitational surveys recent developments by contemporary visual artists living and working across the state, and includes work in diverse media.

The Mississippi Museum of Art is pleased to announce the eighteen artists selected for inclusion in the 2016 Mississippi Invitational exhibition. The artists, all residents of Mississippi, are Gregory Martin, Starkville; George Lee Miles, Jr., Jackson; Rod Moorhead, Oxford; Jerrod Partridge, Ocean Springs; Jaime Erin Johnson, Oxford; Mathew Grant Puckett, Jackson; Jennifer Torres, Hattiesburg; Michael Richardson, Gulfport; Gerard Howard, Jackson; Bill Jackson, Drew; Critz Campbell, West Point; Charles W. Carraway, Terry; Nate Theisen, Jackson; Joey Rice, Ocean Springs; Megan Hitt, Ridgeland; Myra Meade, Hattiesburg; Obie Earl Clark, Taylor; and Philip R. Jackson, Oxford.

Initiated in 1997, the Mississippi Invitational surveys recent developments by contemporary visual artists living and working across the state, and includes work in diverse media. The 2016 exhibition marks the eleventh iteration and is on view from December 17, 2016 – March 11, 2017.

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Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 by MMA

The Art Garden - Designing and Activating Public Space

The Mississippi Museum of Art was recently featured in How to Do Creative Placemaking: An Action-Oriented Guide to Arts in Community Development, a resource published by the National Endowment for the Arts. Highlighted as a case study, the Museum’s Art Garden is used as an example of designing and activating public space.

“The book is meant to help people start working with the arts to make their place better,” says NEA Director of Design and Creative Placemaking Jason Schupbach. “We wanted to create something easy to use and full of options for communities to begin doing this work, or to improve what they have already started.”

How to Do Creative Placemaking features 28 essays from thought leaders active in arts-based community development as well as 13 case studies of projects funded through the NEA’s creative placemaking program, “Our Town.”2016 marks the celebration of the Art Garden’s fifth birthday. Shortly after moving to its current downtown location, the Museum transformed a retired 1.2-acre city-owned parking lot sitting adjacent to its building into an open public park with...

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Posted on Monday, December 19, 2016 by MMA

Mississippi Museum of Art Receives National Accreditation

The Mississippi Museum of Art recently received accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums Accreditation Commission.

Through a rigorous process of self-assessment and review by peers, the Museum demonstrated it meets standards and best practices set by the commission, and showed itself to be a core educational entity and good steward of the collections and resources it holds in the public trust.

As the ultimate mark of distinction in the museum field, accreditation signifies excellence and credibility to the entire museum community, to governments and outside agencies, and to the museum-going public.

Developed and sustained by museum professionals for 45 years, the museum accreditation program is the field’s primary vehicle for quality assurance, self-regulation and public accountability. Accreditation helps to ensure the integrity and accessibility of museum collections, reinforce the education and public service roles of museums, and promote good governance practices and ethical behavior.

Of the nation’s estimated 35,000 museums, 1,056 are currently accredited. To earn accreditation, a museum submits a self-study questionnaire and key operational documents for evaluation then undergoes a site visit...

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Posted on Friday, December 9, 2016 by MMA

Mississippi Museum of Art Honors Long-Time Relationship, Welcomes Farcus as Hollingsworth Fellow

The Mississippi Museum of Art (the Museum) recently appointed its first Hollingsworth Fellow, a full-time position funded by a grant awarded to the Museum by the Jane Oakley Hollingsworth Trust in honor of William R. Hollingsworth, Jr., born in Jackson, Mississippi. Hollingsworth is best known for his French impressionist-inspired oil and watercolor interpretations of Mississippi life and landscapes. Adam Farcus, a Mississippi transplant, accepted the two-year fellowship in early November.

Farcus, a Chicago-based artist and teacher, was born and raised in the rural town of Coal City, Illinois. He received his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago, his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Illinois State University, and Associate Degree from Joliet Junior College. He has exhibited his work at numerous venues, including Box 13, Houston, Texas; Vox Populi, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; the American University Museum; and A+D Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois. He has lectured on his work at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Performance Studies International 16 conference, among many others. From 2012 through 2015 he was also a co-curator, with Allison Yasukawa, for the Baltimore-based residential art...

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Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2016 by MMA

New Menu to Connect Visual and Culinary Arts

Chef Nick Wallace and his team take time off to conceptualize innovative new dishes Press Contact: Julian Rankin | jrankin@msmuseumart.org | 601-960-1515

(Jackson, Miss…) From August 2 – August 16, it’s Summer break at The Palette Café at the Mississippi Museum of Art (the Museum). While the cafe will not serve lunch during this period, Executive Chef and Culinary Curator Nick Wallace will be busy with his team conceptualizing new menus inspired by Mississippi foodways traditions, local ingredients, and the art on the Museum walls.

Wallace, a native of Edwards, Mississippi, has long been influenced by his experience on the farm. Since joining the Museum, he has found added inspiration from the artworks on view in The Mississippi Story, the Museum’s ongoing, free, public exhibition of works from the permanent collection. Wallace can often be found roaming the galleries, studying scenes of farm life and pool halls that hearken back to his childhood, and quilts illustrating family meals at a shared table. His artistic appreciation and culinary prowess will now be fused in forthcoming menus that draw explicit connections...

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Posted on Friday, July 29, 2016 by MMA

Modern Media Invite

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Julian Rankin jrankin@msmuseumart.org | 919-630-0707 DIGITAL PRESS KIT

MEDIA INVITE

Mississippi Museum of Art hosts blockbuster exhibition of 20th century modern masters

Works by more than fifty artists from Georgia O’Keeffe to Jackson Pollock

WHAT

Exclusive Press Preview for When Modern Was Contemporary: Selections from the Roy R. Neuberger Collection, the fifteenth presentation of The Annie Laurie Swaim Hearin Memorial Exhibition Series. With works by 52 of the 20th century’s most influential artists, the exhibition illuminates the artistic transformations that took place in the U.S. during the first half of the century while also exploring Roy R. Neuberger’s significant role as a collector of and an advocate for the contemporary art of his time. On view at the Museum in Jackson from April 9 – October 30, 2016, this presentation marks the first time this collection has traveled from its home at the Neuberger...

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Posted on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 by MMA

Mississippi Museum of Art hosts student art exhibition - Feb. 6 - March 6

Media Contact: Julian Rankin jrankin@msmuseumart.org 601-960-1515

Mississippi Museum of Art hosts student art exhibition

The Scholastic Art Awards of 2016 Mississippi Regional Competition

On view February 6 – March 6, 2016

(Jackson, Miss…) The Mississippi Museum of Art (the Museum) is pleased to recognize winning students from The Scholastic Art Awards of 2016 Mississippi Regional Competition. Award winners will be displayed as part of the Scholastic Art Awards exhibition, on view February 6 through March 6, 2016 at the Museum in The Donna and Jim Barksdale Galleries for Changing Exhibitions. Awarded artists will be recognized during a reception and ceremony on Sunday, March 13 (1 PM college fair; 2 PM ceremony).

Out of more than 1,800 visual art submissions from across the state, 289 selected works of art received Honorable Mention, 121 works received Silver Key, and 160 works received Gold Key. Entries receiving Gold Key awards will be sent to New York City where they will contend in the national competition among 80 other regions.

“Each year, the quantity and quality of the artwork produced...

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Posted on Thursday, February 4, 2016 by MMA

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