380 South Lamar Street
Jackson, MS 39201

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Museum Hours

Tuesday - Saturday

10 AM - 5 PM

Sunday

noon - 5 PM


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Family Day

Saturday, March 24, 2018

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Galleries, Classrooms, & The Art Garden

Come to the museum for a time-traveling adventure! We’ll venture back in time and look to the future during this fun and art-filled family day, FREE FOR ALL AGES!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

8 AM: Kick off your Saturday with breakfast* at La Brioche at the Museum! (*Available for purchase.)

9 AM – 1 PM: GALLERIES OPEN FOR FAMILY DAY

TRUSTMARK GRAND HALL
Build and decorate your time capsule

GALLERY 1 – A Contested Place: Native Americans and Europeans
Sculpt an effigy pot with Model Magic

FAMILY CORNER 1
Explore the art of map making

GALLERY 2 – Natchez: Culture and Slavery
Have your portrait drawn by caricature artist Jordan Hess

GALLERY 3 – From Statehood to Confederacy: Mississippi in Times of Peace and War
Tim Avalon performs music inspired by George Caleb Bingham’s The Jolly Flatboatmen

FAMILY CORNER 2
Make and decorate paper boats

GALLERY 4 – Art in the Age of Reconstruction
Have your picture taken, as you imagine being a “jolly flatboatman” on the Mighty Mississippi

GALLERY 5 – Land and Sea: Artists Explore Mississippi and the World
Create your own landscape inspired by works in the show

GALLERY 6 – Mississippi, the Great Depression, and Regional Identity
Practice beading, as you learn about Jeffery Gibson’s Sharecropper

GALLERY 7 – Civil Rights
Help make an abstract painting using color, shapes, and lines

GALLERY 8 – Contemporary Mississippi
What’s “Pop” now? Take something popular that you love, and make it into a button

GALLERY 9White Gold: Thomas Sayre

ENTERGY CLASSROOM
Join the Millsaps Chemistry Club in conducting art-inspired experiments

BANCORPSOUTH CLASSROOM
What do you think Mississippi will look like in the future? Help paint a Jackson-inspired work of art

OUTSIDE
Play Games, blow bubbles, and draw with chalk

FAMILY DAY BOOK READINGS
9:30 AM in gallery 1 – Draw What You See: The Life and Art of Benny Andrews
10 AM in gallery 2 – Mary Cassatt
10:30 AM in gallery 3 – How It Feels to be a Boat
11 AM in gallery 5 – The Secret World of Walter Anderson
11:30 AM in gallery 7 – Mix It Up!
Noon in gallery 8 – Tar Beach
12:30 PM in gallery 9 – Working Cotton

DRESS FOR MESS! NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.