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Upcoming Events

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

12:30-1:30 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 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 with...

Moving Images in Mississippi Bicentennial Film Series | “LaLee’s Kin: The Legacy of Cotton”

Thursday, February 22, 2018

6:30 PM

Trustmark Grand Hall

For more than a century the landscapes and stories of Mississippi have inspired filmmakers. Beginning in Natchez in 1914, cinematic storytellers have used our backdrops to enhance and authenticate their vision. And the imagination of our own writers and the drama of our own history have been brought to life by directors of influence, insight, and power. On the fourth Thursday and Friday of each month, the Moving Images in Mississippi Bicentennial Film Series will celebrate...

2018 Homeschool Day

Thursday, February 22, 2018

9:30 AM-noon

Attend a fun-filled day at the Museum specifically designed for homeschool students. Experience a guided tour of current exhibitions, learn through a hands-on studio activity, make connections through art and literacy, and enjoy lunch in our café. Homeschool Day activities are standards-based and interdisciplinary in nature, making explicit connections with many subject areas. This program is available to homeschool families with children ages 4-12. Parents are not required to stay during this session, but are...

Moving Images in Mississippi Bicentennial Film Series | “The Help”

Friday, February 23, 2018

6:30 PM

Trustmark Grand Hall

For more than a century the landscapes and stories of Mississippi have inspired filmmakers. Beginning in Natchez in 1914, cinematic storytellers have used our backdrops to enhance and authenticate their vision. And the imagination of our own writers and the drama of our own history have been brought to life by directors of influence, insight, and power. On the fourth Thursday and Friday of each month, the Moving Images in Mississippi Bicentennial Film Series will celebrate...

Art in Mind

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

10:30 AM-noon

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...

Gallery Talk | “After the Flood: Hard Times in Mississippi”

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

11:30 AM-noon

Talk begins in Museum Lobby

The Great Flood of 1927 and its devastations reverberated in art and culture for decades to come. In 1940, artist John Steuart Curry painted a large canvas to commemorate the relief efforts in the Mississippi Delta, led by Herbert Hoover, who later became president of the United States. Against the background of the flood, Museum Curator Jochen Wierich will explore the artistic responses to Mississippi during times of crisis. Gallery talks offer visitors the chance to engage...

Art and Coffee | “Wake Up & Sing!”

Saturday, March 3, 2018

10-11:30 AM

The Gertrude C. Ford and The Donna and Jim Barksdale 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 hosts spoken-word artist Monica Atkins and Civil Rights Movement veteran, Hollis Watkins, for an interactive tour of the galleries, punctuated by performances inspired by specific...

Music in The City

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

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

Trustmark Grand Hall

Music in the City is a live monthly performance by classical and traditional artists. The March program features the music of Eastern Europe performed by Milena Rusanova on violin and Shawn Leopard on piano. This event is free and open to the public, donations are welcomed. Music in the City occurs the first Tuesday of every month. Sponsored by Wise Carter Child & Caraway, P.A.

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

12:30-1:30 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 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 with...

Hoot and Holler Family Creation Lab

Sunday, March 11, 2018

2-3:30 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

Families with children ages 6-10 are led by a Museum educator in an art project inspired by a different artist each month. Families are guided in conversations around works by the selected artist followed by related studio projects in the classroom. Participants will not only leave with an artwork, but will learn techniques they can repeat and expand on at home. Cost: $10 per child, and registration is required. | Register Here Questions? Contact William R. Hollingsworth...

Unburied Treasures

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

5:30-6:30 PM

Trustmark Grand Hall

Unburied Treasures is a monthly series, occurring every second Tuesday of the month, that brings the humanities to life through art, literature, and music. This one-hour program features an object from the Museum's permanent collection, and during the run of the Museum's bicentennial exhibition, "Picturing Mississippi, 1817-2017: Land of Plenty, Pain, and Promise," will also include works that are in the exhibition but not in the permanent collection. This event is free and open to...

Gallery Talk | “Leontyne Price: How the Soprano from Mississippi Became a National Icon”

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

11:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Talk begins in Selby and Richard McCrae Lobby

Talk begins in Selby and Richard McCrae Lobby Bradley Phillips’ portrait, Leontyne Price, is a highlight of the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. It now makes a rare appearance at the Mississippi Museum of Art for its bicentennial exhibition. Join Curator Jochen Wierich as he explores this portrait, considering the extraordinary career that took her from her home town of Laurel, Mississippi, to the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Gallery talks offer...

Museum After Hours | “JSU’s Patrick Kelly Exhibition: Student Inspired”

Thursday, March 15, 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. March kicks off the Greater Jackson Arts Council's free monthly community music...

Look and Learn with Hoot

Friday, March 16, 2018

10:30-11:30 AM

Trustmark Grand Hall and BancorpSouth Classroom

This educational opportunity for children up to 5 years of age with their parents emphasizes creative play and literacy through a hands-on art activity and story time. (Hoot, a friendly owl, is the Museum’s education mascot.) Please dress for mess! This event is free and open to the public. Questions? Contact William R. Hollingsworth Fellow McKenzie Drake mdrake@msmuseumart.org. Look and Learn with Hoot occurs every third Friday of the month. Sponsored by Children...

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

12:30-1:30 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 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 with...

Moving Images in Mississippi Bicentennial Film Series | “Mississippi Burning”

Thursday, March 22, 2018

6:30 PM

Trustmark Grand Hall

For more than a century the landscapes and stories of Mississippi have inspired filmmakers. Beginning in Natchez in 1914, cinematic storytellers have used our backdrops to enhance and authenticate their vision. And the imagination of our own writers and the drama of our own history have been brought to life by directors of influence, insight, and power. On the fourth Thursday and Friday of each month, the Moving Images in Mississippi Bicentennial Film Series will celebrate...

Moving Images in Mississippi Bicentennial Film Series | “Freedom Song”

Friday, March 23, 2018

6:30 PM

Trustmark Grand Hall

For more than a century the landscapes and stories of Mississippi have inspired filmmakers. Beginning in Natchez in 1914, cinematic storytellers have used our backdrops to enhance and authenticate their vision. And the imagination of our own writers and the drama of our own history have been brought to life by directors of influence, insight, and power. On the fourth Thursday and Friday of each month, the Moving Images in Mississippi Bicentennial Film Series will celebrate...

Family Day

Saturday, March 24, 2018

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Galleries and Classrooms

Come to the museum for a time-traveling adventure! We’ll venture back in time and look to the future during this fun and art-filled family day, free for all ages. Explore the galleries with games and activities, listen to stories throughout the day, and stretch your imagination with larger art projects in the Museum classrooms. Doors open at 8 AM for breakfast in the café (available for purchase), and gallery activities begin at 9 AM. Dress for...

Art in Mind

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

10:30 AM-noon

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...

Gallery Talk | “Independent Women: Passion and Practice in Mississippi’s Artists”

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

11:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Talk begins in Selby and Richard McCrae Lobby

The paths of prominent women artists from Mississippi—in different eras and styles—will be explored. Led by Museum Curator Elizabeth Abston, this talk highlights the work of Marie Hull, Dusti Bongé, Ruth Miller, and Gwen Magee—all of whom have been innovators in their fields and are among Mississippi’s most prominent visual artists. Gallery talks offer visitors the chance to engage with a single work, or pairing of works, for a 30-minute talk...

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