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Modern Kicks

​Sure, there are those old notions about how folks in Mississippi don’t wear shoes. And then there’s the modern Mississippi sneaker. Classic, meet contemporary.

These shoes were painted by Mississippi artists for one of the Museum’s Third Thursday Museum After Hours pop up exhibitions.

Artist: Ginger Williams-Cook

Artist: Tony Davenport

Artist: Tony DiFatta

Artist: Adrienne Domnick

Artist: Jessica Maffia

Artist: William Dunlap

Artist: William Goodman

Artist: Krystal...

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Posted on Monday, March 21, 2016 by MMA

Playing Possum with Tattoo Artist Matt Stebly

​Artist Matt Stebly, owner of Twisted Anchor Tattoo in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, is known both throughout and beyond the state for his and his team’s work with ink and needle. And while there still is a chasm - albeit a shrinking one - between the public perception of tattoos and that of fine art, Stebly’s work, and his lineage, bring those disparate conversations ever closer. Not only do his designs find themselves equally at home on skin or canvas (evidenced by the paintings in his shop - which he does with tattoo ink - and the numerous posters that bear his layouts - four years running for the Biloxi Seafood Festival), but he can also trace his artistic path back to a family of artists that preceded him, which includes the celebrated Walter Anderson, who was Stebly’s great-grandfather. (The Anderson family circuitry accounts for an immense creative sprawl on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; see: Shearwater Pottery, Chris Stebly, the Walter Anderson Museum of Art.)

detail of Walter Anderson heron...

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Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2016 by MMA

Mississippi Museum of Art hosts student art exhibition - Feb. 6 - March 6

Media Contact: Julian Rankin jrankin@msmuseumart.org 601-960-1515

Mississippi Museum of Art hosts student art exhibition

The Scholastic Art Awards of 2016 Mississippi Regional Competition

On view February 6 – March 6, 2016

(Jackson, Miss…) The Mississippi Museum of Art (the Museum) is pleased to recognize winning students from The Scholastic Art Awards of 2016 Mississippi Regional Competition. Award winners will be displayed as part of the Scholastic Art Awards exhibition, on view February 6 through March 6, 2016 at the Museum in The Donna and Jim Barksdale Galleries for Changing Exhibitions. Awarded artists will be recognized during a reception and ceremony on Sunday, March 13 (1 PM college fair; 2 PM ceremony).

Out of more than 1,800 visual art submissions from across the state, 289 selected works of art received Honorable Mention, 121 works received Silver Key, and 160 works received Gold Key. Entries receiving Gold Key awards will be sent to New York City where they will contend in the national competition among 80 other regions.

“Each year, the quantity and quality of the artwork produced...

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Posted on Thursday, February 4, 2016 by MMA

MPB Conversations | Bruce Levingston and Bright Fields (VIDEO)

​In this installment their “Conversations” series, Mississippi Public Broadcasting sits down with acclaimed concert pianist Bruce Levingston, who is the curator of Bright Fields: The Mastery of Marie Hull (and author of the book by the same title).

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Posted on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 by MMA

Vintage Marie Hull | MPB Conversations (VIDEO)

In this vintage video from Mississippi Public Broadcasting (then know at ETV), Marie Hull’s friends, contemporaries, and students speak about her amazing life and cultural contributions. Mississippi artists Andrew Bucci and William Dunlap and collector Roy Wilkinson, among others, pay homage to her profound influence on the art of the state. Hull’s work - including many of the paintings depicted here - are on view in spectacular fashion through January 10, 2016 in Bright Fields: The Mastery of Marie Hull.

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Posted on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 by MMA

The Incredible Hull - Origins of a Mississippi Master

This illustrated journey and origin story of Mississippi artist Marie Hull was produced in conjunction with Bright Fields: The Mastery of Marie Hull and On the Road with Marie Hull, an unprecedented celebration of one of the state’s most significant artists and teachers. Now on view.

Click here to download The Incredible Hull comic book. (For a version including activities, click here.)

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Posted on Friday, December 4, 2015 by MMA

Marie Hull - Synthesis and Serenity

Part of an ongoing series on Mississippi artist Marie Hull, showcased in this Fall and Winter’s celebratory exhibition, Bright Fields: The Mastery of Marie Hull.

Marie Hull (1890-1980), High Horizon, no date. oil on canvas. Collection of Mississippi Museum of Art. Gift of Virginia McGehee Friend. 2006.059.

As we have seen, from the late 1940s onward Marie Hull was exposed to a wide variety of stylistic innovations made by a sequence of younger contemporaries, all of whom worked in one form or another of Abstraction. These artists, if they were lucky, had been discovered and given their first exhibitions in New York City by energetic dealers such as Sidney Janis, Leo Castelli, and Betty Parsons, whose catalogues arrived with regularity at Marie Hull’s home at 825 Belhaven Street in Jackson. From the mid 1960s, Mrs. Hull perfected a personal idiom of painting which combined—or, better, synthesized—the vertical format and horizontal color strata of Mark Rothko (1903-1970) with brushstrokes—the marking technique—of Mark Tobey to create landscapes that were still recognizable as such. She christened...

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Posted on Friday, December 4, 2015 by MMA

HeARTWorks - Art in Us All (VIDEO)

Behold the power of art…

HeARTWorks is an art ministry serving the clients of Stewpot Community Services in Jackson. Artists from this nonprofit are the first in our Art in Us All Community Exhibition Series; their work is on view at the Museum through December 13, 2015. This video was produced by JSUTV.

The Art in Us All Community Exhibition Series was created in order to deepen the relationship between the Museum and its visitors and to cultivate creativity in the community for people of all ages and backgrounds. Learn more here.

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Posted on Friday, December 4, 2015 by MMA

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