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Museum After Hours - "Uncommon Spirit"

Thursday, July 20, 2017

5:30 PM - until

Humble beginnings. Uncommon spirit.

This month, we explore the hidden stories of home – from ethereal Mississippi landscapes to homegrown Civil Rights heroines. A one-night pop up exhibition of work by artists George “Sky” Miles and Rosalind “Roz” Roy uncovers extraordinary meaning in familiar people and places. Partnering with upGrade Mississippi, the Museum screens a locally-produced documentary about activist Dorie Ladner, a Hattiesburg native and former Jackson State University and Tougaloo College student who, during the 1960s, protested the wrongful jailing of the Tougaloo Nine, fought to integrate the Woolworth's lunch counter, and worked alongside Bob Moses, Medgar Evers, and others to give voice to disenfranchised Mississippians. The evening also features live music, community conversation, after hours shopping, and pop-up ‘sipp Sourced dining experiences by Chef and Culinary Curator Nick Wallace.

About Third Thursdays:
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 family-friendly events feature one-night pop up exhibitions, pop up 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 and exhibition galleries remain open until 8 PM for shopping and exploring. Sponsored by Hertz Investment Group and Capital City Beverages. Cost: Free to the public