380 South Lamar Street
Jackson, MS 39201

601.960.1515
(toll-free) 1.866.VIEWART

Museum Hours

Tuesday - Saturday

10 AM - 5 PM

Sunday

noon - 5 PM


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School Visits and Teacher Resources

SCHOOL GROUP VISITS

Available Tuesday-Friday, 9 AM-4 PM

Free Student Admission Tuesdays are sponsored by the Feild Co-operative Association, Inc.
Free Student Admission Thursdays are sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of Mississippi.

GUIDED SCHOOL VISITS are taught by our Teaching Fellows, a cohort of eight college students from Belhaven University, Jackson State University, Millsaps College, and Tougaloo College. Teaching Fellows work closely with classroom teachers to ensure that your group’s visit to the Museum is as meaningful as possible, crafting a customized, thematic tour that aligns with your curricular goals. The Teaching Fellows engage students in close-looking sessions of three to four works during one visit with the goal of developing the students’ visual vocabularies and cultivating their confidence in making meaning out of a work of art. These sessions often include writing and sketching exercises to help students understand the elements of art, narratives being expressed, and the artistic choices made within a work. Tours are split into groups of 15 students and typically last 45 minutes to an hour. We can work to accommodate larger groups, but please keep in mind tours will be subject to availability. Self-guided school visits are also available and DO require a reservation.

TO RESERVE A TOUR DAY AND TIME, CONTACT DIRECTOR OF SCHOOL PROGRAMS, MERRY BARNES AT MBARNES@MSMUSEUMART.ORG.

SCHOOL GROUP ADD-ONS: For an additional charge, students can create a work of art with a museum educator in our studio classrooms. Museum education staff will work with you to plan activities that are related to your tour or accomplish your curricular or creative goals. Catered lunch options are available. (You may also bring your own sack lunches to eat in The Art Garden.) Email mbarnes@msmuseumart.org for prices.

RESOURCES FOR PLANNING YOUR VISIT

Self-guided materials and classroom activities to complete before and after your visit are available through the MUSEUM APP.

Transportation assistance may be available upon request.

CURRENT & UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

Mar. 16 - Aug. 18, 2019 | A Tale of Two Collections | FREE
Apr. 27 - Aug. 25, 2019 | Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now | FREE
Apr. 27 - Aug. 25, 2019 | A Closer Look: Silhouette Artists in Antebellum Mississippi | FREE
Sept. 7, 2019 - (ongoing) | New Symphony of Time | FREE
Oct. 10 - Jan. 5, 2019 | The Prize: Seven Decades of Lyrical Response to the Call for Civil Rights | FREE
Oct. 26, 2019 - Feb. 16, 2020 | Nick Cave: Feat. | TICKETED
Apr. 4 - Sept. 27, 2020 | Van Gogh, Monet, Degas & Their Times | TICKETED

Ongoing | Pre-Columbian Art | FREE
Ongoing | Four Freedoms by Mildred Nungester Wolfe | FREE
Ongoing | McCarty Pottery: Love. Life. Clay. | FREE
Ongoing | No Laughing Matter: William Hogarth’s Humours of an Election | FREE

WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS

Fall Teacher Workshop
Fri., Sept. 27, 2019
MORE DETAILS COMING SOON

Fall Homeschool Day
Tues., Oct. 29, 2019
MORE DETAILS COMING SOON

Fall Family Day
MORE DETAILS COMING SOON

Spring Teacher Workshop
MORE DETAILS COMING SOON

Spring Homeschool Day
MORE DETAILS COMING SOON

Spring Family Day
MORE DETAILS COMING SOON

WANT TO BE IN THE KNOW?

Contact Merry Barnes, Director of School Programs, at mbarnes@msmuseumart.org to join our email list to receive updates on workshops, resources, and other opportunities for educators!