School Visits and Teacher Resources
SCHOOL GROUP VISITS
Available Tuesday-Friday, 9 AM-4 PM
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. To reserve a tour day and time and connect with a teaching fellow, complete the form below.
SELF-GUIDED SCHOOL VISITS are also available and do require a reservation. To reserve a tour day and time, complete the form below.
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.) Contact Director of School Programs, Isabel Gray at firstname.lastname@example.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
Through January 20, 2019 | Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection
Through January 24, 2019 | Art for the Future: Choctaw Identity and Creative Legacies
Through January 27, 2019 | Jeffrey Gibson: Like A Hammer
Through February 3, 2019 | No Laughing Matter: William Hogarth’s Humours of an Election
Through March 3, 2019 | Due South: Highlights from the Permanent Collection
February 9 - March 24, 2019 | 2019 Scholastic Art Awards
March 2 - June 2, 2019 | Visual Voices: Contemporary Chickasaw Art
March 16 - June 16, 2019 | A Tale of Two Collections
April 27 - August 25, 2019 | Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now
April 27 - August 25, 2019 | A Closer Look: Silhouettes in Antebellum Mississippi
June 29 - August 11, 2019 | 2019 Mississippi Invitational
September 7, 2019 - (ongoing) | The Dawning of Another Age, New Symphony of Time
October 26, 2019 - February 16, 2020 | Nick Cave: Feat.
April 4 - September 27, 2020 | Van Gogh, Monet, Degas: The Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS
In the Studio: Teacher Workshop
Friday, February 15, 2019; 8:30 AM-3 PM
Through a series of hands-on studio sessions, K-12 teachers will explore the themes, materials, and techniques present in ceramic works on view, while making relevant standards-based classroom connections. .5 CEU credit is available through Mississippi College. This workshop is free, but registration is required. To register, contact Isabel Gray, Director of School Programs, at email@example.com or 601.965.9909.
Thursday, March 28, 2019; 9 AM-noon
Homeschoolers ages 6-10 and 11-15 are welcome to engage in our special exhibitions and create works of art inspired by those in the gallery. By encouraging creativity, students will work with Teaching Fellows and Museum educators to create, learn, and engage with each other through art. Cost: $25 per student. REGISTER HERE
Saturday, April 27, 2019; 9 AM-noon
Join us on the opening day of Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now for a fun-for-the-whole-family day of exploration, dance, music, and crafts and meet artists on view in Visual Voices: Contemporary Chickasaw Art. Dress for mess! This event is free; no registration is necessary.
WANT TO BE IN THE KNOW?
Contact Isabel Gray, Director of School Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org to join our email list to receive updates on workshops, resources, and other opportunities for educators!