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Family Day | Material & Movement

Saturday, November 17, 2018

9 AM-noon

Galleries, Classrooms, and The Art Garden

Let’s get crafty! Join us for a fun-for-the-whole-family day of exploration, dance, music, art, and crafts. Studio activities will focus on painting and working with beading and textiles, inspired by the works of Jeffrey Gibson and other fiber artists on view. Doors open at 8 AM for breakfast at La Brioche at the Museum (sweet and savory pastries, coffee available for purchase), and studio activities begin at 9 AM. Dress for mess! No registration necessary.


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

8 AM | La Brioche at the Museum open for breakfast

9 AM-noon | ARTS AND CRAFTS
Decorate your free Museum tote bag

Art Lab with Millsaps SAACS - The Millsaps Chemistry Club returns with two color-inspired science activities!

Women Empowering Women - Gallery activity led by the Millsaps College Kappa Delta sorority
Painting with Tape ala Jeffrey Gibson
Card Weaving & Drawing inspired by Material Pulses: Seven Viewpoints
Community Weaving Project inspired by Material Pulses: Seven Viewpoints
Felt Quilting inspired by Material Pulses: Seven Viewpoints
Leaf Texture Art inspired by Central to Their Lives
DIY Photobooth inspired by Central to Their Lives
Big Beads Project inspired by Jeffrey Gibson: Like A Hammer
Itty Bitty Beads Project inspired by Jeffrey Gibson: Like A Hammer
Games in The Art Garden: Ping-Pong®, Cornhole, Jenga® Giant™

9:30 AM | TWIST AND TURN
Dancing session led by Aaliyah Hudson of Belhaven University

10 AM | STORYTIME: Lucy and the String by Vanessa Roeder
Book reading followed by close-looking and art activity in the galleries of Jeffrey Gibson: Like A Hammer

10:30 AM | CHOCTAW NATION DANCE
Dance demonstration by the Oka Homma Chatah Allah Hilha Alheah (Red Water Choctaw Children Dancers), presented in partnership with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and the Museum Mississippi History

11 AM | STORYTIME: Nico Draws a Feeling by Bob Raczka
Book reading followed by close-looking in the galleries of Material Pulses: Seven Viewpoints

11:30 AM | FABRIC OF LIFE: FREEDOM TO AFROFUTURISM
Dance session led by Shanina Minka. Explore the historical use of fabric as an expression of culture and a tool to navigate the underground railroad through traditional West African dance, expressing the importance of using our imagination in the creation of a better future.