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Museum After Hours | "This Land is My Land"

Thursday, April 19, 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 exhibits 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, La Brioche at the Museum, and the galleries stay open until 8 PM.

This month, we explore the complexities of Southern farmland through art, conversation, food, and film.

ART & EXCHANGE
5:30 PM-until: Pop-up exhibit of Mississippi landscapes by photographer Christina McField, African-American cowboys of the Delta by photographer Rory Doyle, and the winners of the Envision Mississippi art contest.

6 PM: In partnership with the Mississippi Center for Justice, the Museum’s Center for Art & Public Exchange (CAPE) presents Re:frame—a dialogue featuring former Congressman and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Espy and Footprint Farms owner Cindy Ayers in the galleries of White Gold: Thomas Sayre. The program will conclude with a tasting by Chef Nick Wallace, which pays culinary homage to the people who’ve worked the land in Mississippi.

PLAY
6-7:30 PM: Greater Jackson Arts Council High Note Jam Concert featuring The Agape Christian Fellowship Choir and the Eyeshine Creative Arts Company on the C Spire Stage in The Art Garden.

8 PM: In partnership with Crossroads Film Festival, Museum After Hours presents a Screen on the Green showing of David Lynch's The Straight Story, in which a retired farmer with no driver's license makes an interstate odyssey on his trusty tractor.

FOOD & DRINK
5:30 pm-until: La Brioche at the Museum open late; Crunch Time food truck and Carm’s Sweets on site. Cash bar available.

This event is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by Hertz Investment Group, Capital City Beverages, and Southern Poverty Law Center.