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Museum After Hours | "Parchman Farm"

Thursday, January 18, 2018

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, we explore the intersections of humanity and the land at Mississippi’s infamous farm prison. The evening’s pop up exhibition showcases photographs by Kim Rushing, who documented inmates at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman, along with correspondence made inside prison walls. The galleries of the Museum’s bicentennial exhibitions are open late, including those of White Gold: Thomas Sayre, an immersive landscape meditating on the complexities of the cotton field. Community conversation, live music, and excerpts from the documentary, Thirteenth, provide additional perspective to the realities of the seemingly endless Delta farmland, at once a symbol of prosperity for some and of confinement for others.

This event is free and open to the public.
Presented in partnership with Big House Books.

Sponsored by Hertz Investment Group and Capital City Beverages.