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Sunday

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Upcoming Events

Studio | Central to Our Lives

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

6 - 8 PM

The Art Garden & Galleries

In this two-day mini-workshop designed for students 16 and older, of any skill level, will join artist Bebe Wolfe to learn skills in observational drawing with graphite and ink. Cost $22 per student. Basic materials are provided. THIS STUDIO EVENT IS NOW FULL. REGISTER HERE!

Art In Mind I

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

Everyone wants to strengthen their memory. As we get older, it’s not just about strengthening it, but also about maintaining it. Art in Mind uses art exploration in the galleries to stimulate observation and recall, followed by hands-on engagement in the studio. Art Therapist Susan Anand joins William Hollingsworth Fellow McKenzie Drake to create fun and comfortable experiences inspired by artworks in the Museum’s collection that stimulate cognition. No previous experience is needed...

Art in Mind II

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

Everyone wants to strengthen their memory. As we get older, it’s not just about strengthening it, but also about maintaining it. Art in Mind uses art exploration in the galleries to stimulate observation and recall, followed by hands-on engagement in the studio. Art Therapist Susan Anand joins William Hollingsworth Fellow McKenzie Drake to create fun and comfortable experiences inspired by artworks in the Museum’s collection that stimulate cognition. No previous experience is needed...

Special Lecture | John P. Lukavic, DAM Curator of Native Arts

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

5:15 PM cash bar | 5:45 PM program

Trustmark Grand Hall

Please join our special guest, Dr. John Lukavic, curator of Jeffrey Gibson: Like A Hammer, as he explores the development of Gibson's visual vocabulary and various themes found within his work. From a point of frustration, to finding a voice, to speaking with authority, the artist’s work addresses feelings of invisibility, intersectionality, gender, race, ancestral knowledge, and futurism. This talk will help draw attention to some of the nuances in the exhibition, and the...

Homeschool Day

Thursday, October 25, 2018

9 AM - noon

Homeschoolers ages 6 to 12 are invited to tour our exhibitions on view and create works of art inspired by those on view in the galleries. With an emphasis on creativity, students will work with Museum Teaching Fellows and educators to create, learn, and engage with each other through art. Doors open at 8 AM for breakfast at La Brioche at the Museum (available for purchase), and studio activities begin at 9 AM. Dress for mess! Cost: $25 per student....

The Art of Engagement Meditation Class

Thursday, October 25, 2018

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

At the Tougaloo College of Art Gallery in the Bennie G. Thompson Academic and Civil Rights Research Center

Dr. Redell Hearn, Curator of Art and Civil Rights for the Mississippi Museum of Art and Tougaloo College, leads participants in an hour of meditative practice in the Tougaloo College Art Gallery as part of the exhibition on view, The Art of Engagement: Meditation on a Movement. About the exhibition: In a meditative setting to offer an alternative perspective for re-remembering the Civil Rights Movement, The Art of Engagement: Meditation on a Movement positions a...

Gallery Talk | Reflections from an Artist’s Father

Friday, October 26, 2018

11:30 AM

Begins in The Museum Foyer

Gallery talks offer visitors the chance to engage with a single work, or pairing of works, for a 30-minute talk led by Museum curators and educators, as well as local artists, scholars, and special guests. James Gibson, father of contemporary artist Jeffrey Gibson, shares stories about the artist's earliest years and reflects on the significance of the exhibition, Jeffrey Gibson, Like A Hammer, which both honors and reimagines the role of Choctaw traditions in contemporary...

The Influences Film Series | Catch-22

Saturday, October 27, 2018

noon

Yates Community Room

The Influences is a six-week film series that explores the impact of one visual art form on another through screenings and discussions based on films by directors featured in the University Press of Mississippi’s Conversations with Filmmakers Series. The films screened are chosen by Mississippi artists for its influence on their artwork. The series will endeavor to raise awareness of film as a consequential form of artistic expression in the collective of visual art. ...

Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

Saturday, October 27, 2018

11 AM

Begins in The Museum Foyer

Take a closer look at exhibitions on view during this free guided tour every Saturday at 11 AM. Tours last approximately 45 minutes.

The Art of Engagement Meditation Class

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

At the Tougaloo College of Art Gallery in the Bennie G. Thompson Academic and Civil Rights Research Center

Dr. Redell Hearn, Curator of Art and Civil Rights for the Mississippi Museum of Art and Tougaloo College, leads participants in an hour of meditative practice in the Tougaloo College Art Gallery as part of the exhibition on view, The Art of Engagement: Meditation on a Movement. About the exhibition: In a meditative setting to offer an alternative perspective for re-remembering the Civil Rights Movement, The Art of Engagement: Meditation on a Movement positions a...

Art and Coffee | Leslie Collins

Saturday, November 3, 2018

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

La Brioche at the Museum and Galleries

Art and Coffee is an opportunity to slow down with fellow art lovers in a casual morning learning space. Join Museum staff and special guests to look at and discuss current and upcoming exhibitions through the lens of how we engage art as a group. This month, Art and Coffee welcomes Jackson-based artist Leslie Collins. Coffee is served. As a special treat, La Brioche at the Museum will have sweet churros available for purchase. This...

WonderLust: Materiality and Movement in Mississippi

Saturday, November 3, 2018

3 - 7 PM

“It's a continuation of me exploring movement… A lot of the physical materials I use in my artwork originate in dance regalia in the powwow circuit. I wanted to see the differences between people. How are we moving differently? How do we move the same? How does trauma impact how we move? How does confidence impact how we move?” – Jeffrey Gibson The Center for Art & Public Exchange at the Mississippi Museum of Art unveils and...

Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

Saturday, November 3, 2018

11 AM

Begins in The Museum Foyer

Take a closer look at exhibitions on view during this free guided tour every Saturday at 11 AM. Tours last approximately 45 minutes.

The Influences Film Series | Down by Law

Saturday, November 3, 2018

noon

Yates Community Room

The Influences is a six-week film series that explores the impact of one visual art form on another through screenings and discussions based on films by directors featured in the University Press of Mississippi’s Conversations with Filmmakers Series. The films screened are chosen by Mississippi artists for its influence on their artwork. The series will endeavor to raise awareness of film as a consequential form of artistic expression in the collective of visual art. ...

Art Nights | Prophecy and Practice: Choctaw Arts

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

5:15 PM cash bar | 5:45 PM program

Galleries

Art Nights is an evening series that brings the humanities to life through art, literature, music, and dialog. This month, Mississippi Department of Archives and History Curator of Exhibitions Emily Clark and Museum staff lead a discussion of the artistic history of the Mississippi Choctaw. Basket weaving, beading, and storytelling are critical practices that maintain cultural continuity with an eye towards the next generation. Through close looking and discussion in view of the Museum’s...

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

12:30 - 2 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

Creative Healing Studio is a bi-monthly art therapy gathering for adults being treated for cancer or those with a cancer diagnosis in their past. Licensed art therapist Susan Ainlay Anand facilitates this group to express themselves through art in an open studio approach while also sharing stories of hope, fear, joy, and sorrow. The group is open to all skill levels, novice to master, and encourages self-expression with an emphasis on exploration, curiosity, and skill-building...

Guest Lecture | The Art of Engagement

Thursday, November 8, 2018

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

In the Bennie G. Thompson Academic and Civil Rights Research Center Auditorium

The Art and Civil Rights Initiative, a partnership between Tougaloo College and the Mississippi Museum of Art, welcomes Dr. Kheli R. Willetts, senior program manager for Mid-America Arts Alliance, to the Tougaloo campus as part of the programming for the exhibition The Art of Engagement: Meditation on a Movement. About the exhibition: In a meditative setting to offer an alternative perspective for re-remembering the Civil Rights Movement, The Art of Engagement: Meditation on a Movement...

Gallery Talk | Coulter Fussell

Friday, November 9, 2018

11:30 AM - noon

Begins in the Selby and Richard McRae Lobby

Gallery talks offer visitors the chance to engage with a single work, or pairing of works, for a 30-minute talk led by Museum curators and educators, as well as local artists and scholars. Join Coulter Fussell, textile artist, and founder of YaloRun Textile in Water Valley, MS, as she discusses the works on view in the special exhibition Material Pulses. This event is free and open to the public.

Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

Saturday, November 10, 2018

11 AM

Begins in The Museum Foyer

Take a closer look at exhibitions on view during this free guided tour every Saturday at 11 AM. Tours last approximately 45 minutes.

The Influences Film Series | Baby Doll

Saturday, November 10, 2018

noon

Yates Community Room

The Influences is a six-week film series that explores the impact of one visual art form on another through screenings and discussions based on films by directors featured in the University Press of Mississippi's Conversations with Filmmakers Series. The films screened are chosen by Mississippi artists for its influence on their artwork. The series attempts to raise awareness of film and recognize the medium as a form of artistic expression in the collective visual art. ...

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