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Members Opening Reception | "Jeffrey Gibson: Like A Hammer"

Thursday, September 6, 2018

6:30 PM

Trustmark Grand Hall

Museum members are invited to celebrate the opening of the exhibition Jeffrey Gibson: Like A Hammer, on view to the public September 8, 2018, through January 27, 2019, in The Donna and Jim Barksdale Galleries for Changing Exhibitions. Not yet a Member? Click here!

Chronicling a pivotal moment in the artist’s career, when his contemporary artistic practice converged with his Native American heritage, this exhibition curated by the Denver Art Museum explores the universal themes of race, power, control, stereotypes, and colonialism, as well as love, community, strength, vulnerability, and survival through works that incorporate both indigenous aesthetics and non-Native influences.

Like A Hammer features works from one of the most important periods of my career so far. The exhibition begins with artworks that I made just after nearly giving up making art altogether due to feeling misunderstood as an artist and struggling to establish a personal language that describes my experience without compromising it. The objects, sculptures, and paintings I’ve made since 2011 document this journey of establishing my own forward-looking voice influenced by all that has come before me.” — Jeffrey Gibson

The Members Opening Reception is presented with generous support from La Brioche Patisserie, It’s Happening Jackson, and Davaine Lighting.

Thursday, September 6, 2018
6:30-8:30 PM | Members Opening Reception
9:30-11:30 PM | After Party Cabaret

Friday, September 7, 2018
10 AM-5 PM | Exhibition Open to Members Only

Saturday, September 8, 2018
Exhibition Opens to the Public
10 AM-5 PM | 10 Free exhibition tour
10:30 AM | Free studio activity: “Exploring Pattern, Text, and Surface”

The opening of Jeffrey Gibson: Like A Hammer is supported by Visit Mississippi. The Mississippi Museum of Art and its programs are sponsored in part by the city of Jackson and Visit Jackson. Support is also provided in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.