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Chef’s Eye - Pickled and Preserved

By Nick Wallace, Executive Chef

My passions about locally sourced ingredients and southern food mesh perfectly in my position as Executive Chef at the Mississippi Museum of Art. Walking the galleries of The Mississippi Story, I see artistic sojourns all around. Pieces reflect the African Diaspora, the fertile Delta, Old Master techniques translated anew by Mississippi artists. These same ideas parallel the histories of West African okra and French-inspired cuisine and home grown food that I live every day. I see, in the visual art around me, a reflection of the culinary world. Another medium of creativity.

Glennray Tutor (born 1950), Still Life: A Season of Moment, 2003. oil on linen. Copyright © the artist.

It’s in this spirit that I’ll be sharing with you some of the artworks that invigorate me and make me think even more intentionally about the culinary art I strive to create. I’m lucky to be able to take my coffee just a few steps away from...

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Posted on Friday, January 9, 2015 by MMA

Mississippi Story Mondays - Alan Flattmann

Credit Line: Alan Flattmann, Morning Light, 1973, oil on canvas, 37 x 51. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey B. Heidelberg, Jr.

Alan Flattmann is a Regionalist painter. His work, acclaimed for its execution and strong design, has been nationally recognized as a sensitive and important portrayal of the South. He has established a reputation as an exceptional artist with such prestigious awards as the international Elizabeth T. Greenshields Memorial Grant, and has had numerous exhibitions in national and international showings.

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Posted on Monday, January 5, 2015 by MMA

Cody Cox performing in the Museum galleries

Jackson, Mississippi singer/songwriter Cody Cox performing original music inside the galleries.

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Posted on Sunday, January 4, 2015 by MMA

C3 2015: Meet the Artists!

Hello Mississippi! We are the HannaBerry Workshop, a collaborative studio made up of artists Sarah Qarqish and Morgan Welch. Together, we make Fine Art and Furniture in Jackson, MS!

We are so excited to be the 2015 artists in residence for the Mississippi Museum of Art’s annual Spring participatory art series, C3: Creativity. Community. Conversation. We’ll be kicking off the new year with our project, Looking Forward To Happiness, which will be ongoing in the months to come, culminating in an outdoor public art installation in The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art. We hope that you will join with others from around the state to contribute to this exciting project and add your piece to this collective artwork!

About the project:

With your help, we will be creating a piece of architecture to be installed in The Art Garden in early March, 2015. Looking Forward To Happiness came from the idea of collecting Mississippian’s “happy memories” and combining them in an aesthetically pleasing way, in efforts to focus on our shared...

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Posted on Friday, January 2, 2015 by MMA

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