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Upcoming Events

Studio Session I: Ceramics and Mixed Media Sculpture

Monday, June 25, 2018 - Friday, June 29, 2018

1-4 PM

Entergy Classroom

Ages 11-13 Cost: $175 Class limit: 15 REGISTER HERE Exploring sculptural materials, this afternoon camp is designed to allow students to grow more familiar with clay, papier mache, wire, and found materials. This week will not only challenge students to think creatively, but three-dimensionally! Inspired by work in Picturing Mississippi, students will learn and have fun creating their own pieces of art. About the Instructor:Born and raised in North Carolina, McKenzie Drake is no foreigner to...

Little Masters: Art and Nature

Monday, June 25, 2018 - Friday, June 29, 2018

9 AM-noon

Entergy Classroom

Ages 5-7 Cost: $175 Class limit: 15 REGISTER HERE Investigate the connections between art and nature through sculpture, drawing, painting, and installation art through The Art Garden and galleries. In this Little Masters class, students will move inside and outside the galleries with art educator Cassandre Connolly, exploring how nature affects artists, how artists depict nature, and how our creative voices can be expressed through nature! Bring your imagination and dress for mess! About the Instructor:Cassandre...

Watercolor Workshop: Color, Line, and Shape

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - Thursday, June 28, 2018

6-8 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

Ages 16+ Cost: $30 Class limit: 15 REGISTER HERE THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL! Students will learn the basics of watercolor in this three-session evening class with the Museum's William R. Hollingsworth Fellow McKenzie Drake. In each session the group will have a short conversation in the galleries, and then return to studio classrooms to paint. Designed for beginners, but open for anyone wanting to practice their skills, this class will sharpen everyone’s skills. No experience necessary. ...

Art in Mind I

Wednesday, June 27, 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 | “On Poems and Images: A Conversation with Maude Schuyler Clay and Ann Fisher-Wirth”

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

11:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Talk begins in Selby and Richard McRae Lobby

The photography of Maude Schuyler Clay has long explored the beautiful and haunted landscape of the Mississippi Delta. This special gallery talk will feature Clay’s newest collaboration with scholar and poet Ann Fisher-Wirth discussing their new book, Mississippi. A book signing follows the reading and discussion. 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...

Art in Mind II

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

1-2:30 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...

Moving Images in Mississippi Bicentennial Film Series | “Cookie’s Fortune”

Thursday, June 28, 2018

6:30 PM

Trustmark Grand Hall

After learning that her aunt, an elderly Mississippi widow, has taken her own life, Camille hatches an unusual postmortem plan. With her sister in tow, Camille hides evidence that points to suicide, deciding instead to make the death look like a murder. Her scheme, fueled by vanity and greed, is not victimless, as it appears that a local handyman might take the fall for a crime that never occurred. Starring Glenn Close, Ned Beatty, Julianne...

Moving Images in Mississippi Bicentennial Film Series | “Dixieland”

Friday, June 29, 2018

6:30 PM

Yates Community Room

Free screening of "Dixieland" and roundtable talk with the film's writer and director, Hank Bedford, and other Mississippi filmmakers. Film Description Two star-crossed lovers - a recently released ex-con and an aspiring stripper - struggle to escape their dead-end town for a better life. Filmed on location in Jackson and Pearl, Mississippi, and starring Faith Hill, Chris Zylka, and Riley Keough, "Dixieland" was released by IFC Films in 2015. The film was selected to play in...

Bicentennial Film Series Wrap Up & Filmmaker Round Table

Saturday, June 30, 2018

10:30 AM -1:00 PM

Yates Community Room

Following the final pair of Bicentennial Film Series screenings - "Cookie's Fortune" on Thursday, June 28, and "Dixieland" on Friday, June 29 - filmmakers and film organizations from across the state will convene for the first of many face-to-face conversations about the state of independent film and efforts to build the cinema community in Mississippi. Guest Filmmaker: Travis Mills Travis Mills was born in Quito, Ecuador. He spent the majority of his early life abroad in Europe...

Music in the City

Tuesday, July 3, 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 July program features a cabaret of songs performed by Sibyl Child and John Paul. 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.

Little Masters: Color, Line, and Shape

Monday, July 9, 2018 - Friday, July 13, 2018

9 AM-noon

BancorpSouth Classroom

Ages 5-7 Cost: $175 Class limit: 15 REGISTER HERE During the week of Little Masters, students will explore the visual arts through various practices to gain experience in collage and watercolor techniques, as well as the fundamentals of expressive abstraction. While gaining the knowledge of arts through hands-on experiences, students will be introduced to the works in the Museum’s permanent collection. This fun-filled week will have your children bringing home wonderful works of art to share...

Studio Session II: Working with Scale (3-D Mixed Media)

Monday, July 9, 2018 - Friday, July 13, 2018

1-4 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

Ages 14-17 Cost: $175 Class limit: 15 REGISTER HERE From small to large scale projects, this afternoon class will challenge students to work in a variety of scales using 3-D media. Projects will be inspired by works in Picturing Mississippi, and will allow students to work independently and experiment with new materials and processes of making art. At the end of the week, Isabel Gray, the Museum's Director of Learning and School Programs, will help advise students...

Young Artists: Full STEAM Ahead!

Monday, July 9, 2018 - Friday, July 13, 2018

9 AM-noon

BancorpSouth Classroom

Ages 8-10 Cost: $175 Class limit: 15 REGISTER HERE What happens when science, technology, engineering, and math meet art? In this week’s camp, campers will be led by art educator Emily Simmons to learn, experiment, and create! Work will be inspired by works in the Museum's permanent collection and The Art Garden. Bring your imagination and dress for mess! About the Instructor:Emily Simmons is a graduate of Millsaps College, with a Bachelor of Arts degree...

Little Masters: Book Making and Storytelling

Monday, July 16, 2018 - Friday, July 20, 2018

9 AM-noon

BancorpSouth Classroom

Ages 5-7 Cost: $175 Class limit: 15 REGISTER HERE Be inspired by your favorite books and create your own! In this week’s Little Masters, students will learn fundamental skills of color, line, and shape, as well as learning how characters are drawn to express feelings and emotions. From flip books, to narrative books and picture books, this will be a great way to get any artist thinking about how to tell a story. Bring your imagination...

Young Artists: Sizzle, Crash, Pop!

Monday, July 16, 2018 - Friday, July 20, 2018

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

Age: 8-10 Cost: $175 Class limit: 15 REGISTER HERE What is it like to draw while eating something salty or sweet? How can we change the texture of a "ready-made" through sculptural techniques? Can we screenprint a can of soup like Warhol? In this week’s afternoon camp, participants will learn about the Pop Art Movement through unconventional ways of making art. Bring your imagination and dress for mess! About the Instructor:Born and raised in North...

Young Artists: Architecture and Design STEAM

Monday, July 23, 2018 - Friday, July 27, 2018

9 AM-4 PM

Entergy Classroom

Ages 8-10 Cost: $250 Class limit: 15 REGISTER HERE Explore architecture and design through this week’s Young Artists camp. Along with art educator Emily Simmons, students will learn fundamentals in art and architecture while having hands-on experiences building and decorating their own mini-model. Bring your imagination and dress for mess! Participants may bring a sack lunch or purchase lunch boxes through the registration link. About the Instructor:Emily Simmons is a graduate of Millsaps College, with...

Art In Mind

Wednesday, July 25, 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...

Music in the City

Tuesday, August 7, 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 August program features a recital by pianist Elizabeth Moak. 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.

Art In Mind

Wednesday, August 29, 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...

Members Opening Reception | Jeffrey Gibson: “Like A Hammer”

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Time TBA

Trustmark Grand Hall

Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer chronicles a pivotal moment in Gibson’s career when his contemporary artistic practice converged with his Native American heritage. About 65 objects created from 2011 to the present will be featured including figurative works, text-based wall hangings, a significant selection of beaded punching bags, painted works on rawhide and canvas, and video. The exhibition will show how Gibson draws upon his heritage and remixes his older works to create a visual vocabulary...

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