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Museum After Hours | "Tee Speech"

Thursday, June 21, 2018

5:30 PM-until

TEE SPEECH: Wear it. Say it.

Big T, little s-h-i-r-t. Since the ‘50s, this innocuous cotton garment has evolved from a walking billboard for brands and vacation destinations to the medium of choice of revolutionaries. The third Thursday in June is National T-shirt Day and to mark the occasion, Museum After Hours is hosting a pop-up exhibition of tees by local designers and artists, accompanied by a screen-printing Art Lab for all ages, where you will have the opportunity to create your own wearable work of self-expression.

This month, CAPE Re:frame will be in session in the galleries of "White Gold: Thomas Sayre," where participants will take part of a live podcast recording and dialogue featuring Silent G (Garrad Lee) of Comprehensive Beatdown Podcast and Theca Jones (Melvin Robinson) of The Roguish Gent Podcast. The evening’s conversation will explore the significance of cotton’s legacy in Mississippi from a 21st-century vantage point.

So, put on your favorite statement-making tee and join us for a night of art, dialogue, food trucks, and film in downtown Jackson!

5:30 PM-until: Sweet TEE pop-up exhibition featuring t-shirts created by local designers and artists, curated by Museum After Hours Curator Christina McField and special guest curator DJ Young Venom in the Trustmark Grand Hall.

5:30-8 PM: Summer Sidewalk Sale in The Museum Store

5:30-7:30 PM: Art Lab for all ages in The Art Garden – Bring a blank t-shirt to participate or purchase one from the Museum for $5 while supplies last.

6-7 PM: CAPE Re:frame | The Fabric in the galleries of White Gold: Thomas Sayre

7:30 PM: DJ Young Venom performs a set of cotton-inspired selections, ranging from Harry Belafonte and Nina Simone to Big K.R.I.T. and Stevie Wonder, in response to the Museum’s exhibition, White Gold: Thomas Sayre.

8 PM: Screen on the Green RE-SCREEN of Disney's Pixar-animated film, WALL-E in the Yates Room.

This event is free and open to the public. Food available for purchase from La Brioche at the Museum and local food trucks T&J Concessions and Let’s Celebrate What’s Poppin’ in The Art Garden.

Museum After Hours is sponsored by Bradley, Hertz Investment Group, and Capital City Beverages. | CAPE Re:frame is sponsored Southern Poverty Law Center. | Screen on the Green is presented in partnership with Crossroads Film Festival.