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Encouraging Young Artists in Mississippi Through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. The Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their remarkable work to the world through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Students receive opportunities for recognition,…

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Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 by MMA

Beyond the Cave: A Call and Response to Nick Cave: Feat.

“This was a life-changing experience” - Jasmine Williams | Beyond the Cave recap

Beginning with “please silence your cell phones and you are welcome to take pictures,” our show was about to start. But this wasn’t any regular show, and this wasn’t a regular stage. Instead, the Mississippi Museum of Art (MMA) decided to take hold of the excitement of four local creatives and world renowned artist Nick Cave to say “yes”…

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Posted on Monday, February 3, 2020 by MMA

MMA Spotlight: Creative Healing Studio

With pencils, markers, paint, and every kind of art supply in-between, our studio classrooms will soon be busy in this new year. What will be the first project for Creative Healing Studio? Butterflies.

Creative Healing Studio (CHS) 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…

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Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 by MMA

New Acquisitions

Works by Benny Andrews, McArthur Binion, Jeffrey Gibson, Titus Kaphar, Glenn Ligon, Deborah Luster, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Noah Saterstrom, and Hank Willis Thomas

The Mississippi Museum of Art is excited to announce a slate of important new acquisitions of contemporary…

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Posted on Monday, May 7, 2018 by MMA

Viking Portraits with Jason Bouldin (VIDEO)

Even on his days off, Mississippi artist Jason Bouldin is pulsing with creative energy. Get out there and make something!

See more of Jason at work: vimeo.com/129477674

Read about the emotional unveiling of his portraits of Civil Rights leaders Medgar and Myrlie Evers: http://www.msmuseumart.org/index.php/blog/entry/Legacy-Preserved

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Posted on Friday, September 1, 2017 by MMA

Eye-to-Eye: Tammy Marion, Security

Artwork: Malcolm Norwood, Promise of Fulfillment, 1963. oil on canvas. Gift of Mississippi Power & Light. Collection of Mississippi Museum of Art, 1963.004.

“When you come in, the color grabs you. The blues, the blacks, the greens, the whites.

“I’ve asked this question a hundred thousand times of anyone that wants…

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Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 by MMA

About Last Thursday | July 2017

By Julian Rankin, Director of Art & Public Exchange

A conversational debrief of our monthly Museum After Hours community events, held every Third Thursday.

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Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2017 by MMA

MMA and Tougaloo College announce Art and Civil Rights Initiative

The Mississippi Museum of Art (the Museum) and Tougaloo College (the College) are pleased to announce the Art and Civil Rights Initiative (the Initiative), a multi-layered, multi-year partnership that leverages the art collections of both institutions to foster community dialogue and interpretation about civil rights issues, past and present. The Initiative, funded by the Henry Luce Foundation, supports new exhibitions, dynamic programming, and evolving scholarship that is made even more powerful…

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Posted on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 by MMA

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