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Museum After Hours - On the Verge

Thursday, February 16, 2017

5:30 PM - until

This month, we partner with Verge JXN, a free participatory and interactive Spring art festival held in Jackson. Join us for a sampling of interactive projects from local artists, including "Mr. Picasso Head" and "mini Monster Jam", where participants create action paintings using paint, remote-controlled trucks, and a kiddie pool. Get outside your comfort zone and step out to the verge!

Also during the evening: Chef Nick Wallace hosts his monthly 'sipp Sourced pop up dining experience; artist Gerard Howard gives An Artist's Look tour of the 2016 Mississippi Invitational; Dr. Igor Iwanek, an award winning composer and performer formerly on the faculty of MIT in Boston and now at Jackson State University, presents a relaxing evening sound meditation; stop by the Art Lab to create inventive drawings in a Surrealist style through a rubbing technique known as frottage; and more.

Every third Thursday we host Museum After Hours, when we open the doors after hours to partner with and embrace Mississippi's creative community. These family-friendly events feature one-night pop up exhibitions, pop up dining experiences, and combinations of live music, outdoor movies, games, and more. Each month has a new theme and a new story. The Museum Store and exhibition galleries remain open until 8 PM for shopping and exploring. Sponsored by Hertz Investment Group and Capital City Beverages. Cost: Free to the public.

SCHEDULE:

ART
5:30 PM - until: Pop up installation of interactive art with Verge JXN
5:30 PM - until: Art Lab
7:30 PM An Artist's Look gallery tour and talk with Gerard Howard
Until 8 PM: Galleries open late, including the 2016 Mississippi Invitational!

FOOD and DRINK
5:30 PM - until: ‘sipp Sourced with Chef Nick Wallace pop up dining
5:30 PM - until: Cash Bar

PLAY
5:45 PM: live music and dance by the Mississippi Improv Alliance
6:30 PM: Music and Mysticism with Dr. Igor Iwanek in Yates Community Room
6:45 PM: Alex Fraser, Jackson Folk/Alt Country artist, live in Trustmark Grand Hall
Until 8 PM: Shopping in The Museum Store





Free Guided Tour

Saturday, June 15, 2019

11 - 11:45 AM

Every Saturday, the Museum offers free guided tours of exhibitions on view in the galleries.

Art in Mind I

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

10:30 AM-noon

BancorpSouth Classroom

Art in Mind uses art exploration in the galleries, followed by hands-on engagement in the studio to stimulate observation, recall, and cognition. Art therapist Susan Anand joins William R. Hollingsworth Fellow McKenzie Drake in creating fun and comfortable experiences for participants of all skill levels. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, contact Jennifer Knight at 601.496.MIND (option 2) or mindclinic@umc.edu. Presented in partnership with Alzheimer’s Mississippi and AARP Mississippi, and generously sponsored by The Mind Center at UMMC

Museum After Hours | Positive Spaces

Thursday, June 20, 2019

5:30 -10 PM

Every third Thursday, the Museum opens its doors after hours to partner with and embrace Mississippi's creative community. These collaborations feature one-night pop-up exhibitions, along with combinations of art-making, live music, outdoor movies, art making, and games.

This month, check out the Black Out-inspired silhouette works of local artists and create your own works of art in the Art Lab while enjoying the sounds of Nellie Mack & the Nellie Mack Project. Following a CAPE RE:frame conversation about documentation, immigration, and citizenship, let our resident gallery guru, Mr. Bill, take you on a 15-minute Art Ramble through the galleries. Got kids? We've got just the spot for them to hang out with books, games, bean bags, and more!

SCHEDULE
5:30-8 PM: Pop-up exhibition — Community Silhouette Show inspired by Black Out
5:30-7:30 PM: Art Lab — Silkscreen printing ($5),
6-7 PM: CAPE RE:frame — "Moving through Spaces: Documentation, Immigration, and Citizenship"
6:30-7:30 PM: Live music feat. Nellie Mack & the Nellie Mack Project
7 PM: 15-Minute Art Ramble
Until 8 PM: The Museum Store and Galleries are open late
8 PM: Screen on the Green feat. Space Jam

FOOD & DRINK
Cash bar* and food available for purchase from La Brioche at the Museum, as well as Bessie Roo's and Chunky Dunks food trucks.

This family-friendly event is free and open to the public. *Free drink ticket for members and those who sign up during Museum After Hours.

Museum After Hours music is generously sponsored by the Greater Jackson Arts Council through their Music First program, with funding from Visit Jackson. Screen on the Green is presented in partnership with Crossroads Film Festival.

Book Signing with Lovejoy Boteler

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

6:30 - 7:30 PM

The Museum Store

The Museum welcomes the author of Crooked Snake: The Life and Crimes of Albert Lepard.

About the Book
In 1968, during Albert Lepard's fifth escape from a life sentence at Parchman Penitentiary, he kidnapped Lovejoy Boteler, then eighteen years old, from his family's farm in Grenada, Mississippi. Three decades later, still beset by half-buried memories of that time, Boteler began researching his kidnapper's nefarious, sordid life to discover how and why this terrifying abduction occurred. Crooked Snake: The Life and Crimes of Albert Lepard is the true story of Lepard, sentenced to life in Parchman for the murder of seventy-four-year-old Mary Young in 1959. During the course of his sentence, Lepard escaped from prison six times in fourteen years.

In Crooked Snake, Boteler pieces together the story of this cold-blooded murderer's life using both historical records and personal interviews--over seventy in all--with ex-convicts who gravitated to and ran with Lepard, the family members who fed and sheltered the fugitive during his escapes, the law officers who hunted him, and the regular folks who were victimized in his terrible wake.

Throughout Crooked Snake, Boteler reveals his kidnapper's hardscrabble childhood and tracks his whereabouts before his incarceration and during his jailbreaks. Lepard's escapes take him to Florida, Michigan, Kansas, California, and Mexico. Crooked Snake captures a slice of history and a landscape that is fast disappearing. These vignettes describe Mississippi's countryside and spirit, ranging from sharecropper family gatherings in Attala County's Seneasha Valley to the twenty-thousand-acre Parchman farm and its borderlands teeming with an alligator, panther, bear, and wild boar.

About the Author
Lovejoy Boteler spent his early years on Riverdale Farms in Grenada County. He worked for the Mississippi legislature, as a deck hand on the Mississippi River, and in a rodeo in Colorado. Boteler has also taught construction technology and instrumental music in public schools. He builds custom furniture.

Live @ Lunch! | Krystal Gem

Friday, May 17, 2019

11:30 AM

C Spire Stage in the Art Garden

Experience the perfect pairing of music and cuisine in a beautiful outdoor setting, The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art! Each Friday in May and October, local musicians take to the C Spire Stage to liven up your lunch break. This week, one of the Museum’s favorite songstresses, Krystal Gem, returns. A Jackson native, Krystal is a multifaceted composer and self-taught pianist, who has been singing since the age of two.
This event is free and open to the public.

Generously sponsored by Brown Bottling Co./Pepsi


Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

Saturday, May 11, 2019

11 AM

Begins in The Museum Foyer

This event is free and open to the public.

Live @ Lunch! | Jessie Robinson

Friday, May 10, 2019

11:30 AM

C Spire Stage in the Art Garden

Experience the perfect pairing of music and cuisine in a beautiful outdoor setting, The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art! Each Friday in May and October, local musicians take to the C Spire Stage to liven up your lunch break. This week, Live@Lunch! features Mississippi bluesman Jesse Robinson. Jesse has been playing blues and jazz music for more than 40 years, first picking up the guitar at the age of six. Born in Benton and raised in Mileston, Miss., Jesse is “the seventh son, thirteenth child, baby boy, and a preacher’s son.”

This event is free and open to the public.

Generously sponsored by Brown Bottling Co./Pepsi

Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

Saturday, May 18, 2019

11:00 AM

Begins in the Museum Foyer

This event is free and open to the public.

Live @ Lunch! Waterworks Curve

Friday, May 3, 2019

11:30 AM

C Spire Stage in the Art Garden

Experience the perfect pairing of music and cuisine in a beautiful outdoor setting, The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art! Each Friday in May and October, local musicians take to the C Spire Stage to liven up your lunch break. This week, rock out to the tunes of Waterwork Curve, featuring drummer Chris Goodwin, guitarist DeMatt Harkins, bassist Don Hawkins, and saxophonist Steve Stevenson.

This event is free and open to the public.

Generously sponsored by Brown Bottling Co./Pepsi

Studio Session II: Ceramics & Mixed Media

Monday, July 29, 2019 - Friday, August 2

1 - 4 PM

Entergy Classroom

Ages: 14-17
Teacher: McKenzie Drake
Cost: $175 (Members: $148.75)
REGISTER HERE

From small- to large-scale projects, this afternoon class will challenge students to work in a variety of scales using 3D media. Inspired by artworks on view in the Museum, students will work independently and experiment with new materials and processes of making art. On the last day of class, Isabel Gray, the Museum’s James and Madeleine McMullan Director of School and Academic Programs, will review with students the application process for the annual Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards – Mississippi Regional Competition. On the last day of class, we will showcase our work for parents and caretakers and have a celebration at the Museum’s splash pad. And remember to always bring your imagination and DRESS FOR MESS!

• All materials are covered in the cost of registration. Museum members receive 15% off!
• For half-day classes (9 AM-noon), please pack a snack. For full-day classes (9 AM-4 PM), please pack snacks and a lunch.
• The application process for need-based scholarships will open in mid-April.
• Volunteer openings are available. APPLY HERE
Questions? Contact McKenzie Drake, William R. Hollingsworth Fellow at mdrake@msmuseumart.org or 601.695.9912

Mini Matisse: Meet the Materials

Monday, July 22, 2019 - Friday, July 26

9 AM - noon

Entergy Classroom

Ages: 3-4 (parent or caregiver must be present)
Teacher: McKenzie Drake
Cost: $75 (Members: $63.75
Dates: July 22, 23, 25, 26 (NOTE: There is no class on July 24)
REGISTER HERE

Introduce your budding artist to the Museum and all the materials that help artists to create! In each class, we will focus on a different material used in artworks on view in the exhibition Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now and the Mississippi Invitational exhibition and engage the children AND their caregivers in gallery activities, hands-on art projects, art games, and books. We will use an array of sensory media, as well as air-dry clay, washable paint, paper, pencil, crayons, glue, and more. On the last day of class, we will showcase our work for parents and caretakers and have a celebration at the Museum’s splash pad. And remember to always bring your imagination and DRESS FOR MESS!

• All materials are covered in the cost of registration. Museum members receive 15% off!
• For half-day classes (9 AM-noon), please pack a snack. For full-day classes (9 AM-4 PM), please pack snacks and a lunch.
• The application process for need-based scholarships will open in mid-April.
• Volunteer openings are available. APPLY HERE
Questions? Contact McKenzie Drake, William R. Hollingsworth Fellow at mdrake@msmuseumart.org or 601.695.9912

Young Artists: Arts & Movement

Monday, July 22, 2019 - Friday, July 26

9 AM - 4 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

Ages: 7-10
Teacher: Samantha King
Costs: $250 (Members: $212.50)
REGISTER HERE

Campers will learn new techniques in 2D and 3D media (ceramic, painting, drawing, paper, and more) and get moving during this week’s camp. Through studying works on view in the exhibition Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now and our Mississippi Invitational exhibition, students will learn new ways to use art and movement to express emotions and tell stories. On the last day of class, we will showcase our work for parents and caretakers and have a celebration at the Museum’s splash pad. And remember to always bring your imagination and DRESS FOR MESS!

• All materials are covered in the cost of registration. Museum members receive 15% off!
• For half-day classes (9 AM-noon), please pack a snack. For full-day classes (9 AM-4 PM), please pack snacks and a lunch.
• The application process for need-based scholarships will open in mid-April.
• Volunteer openings are available. APPLY HERE
Questions? Contact McKenzie Drake, William R. Hollingsworth Fellow at mdrake@msmuseumart.org or 601.695.9912

Studio Session II: Screen Printing

Monday, July 15, 2019

9 AM - 4 PM

Entergy Classroom

Ages: 14-17
Teacher: McKenzie Drake
Cost: $50 (Members: $42.50)

REGISTER HERE

Students in this one-day camp will explore the galleries of the exhibition Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now and create their own designs to print on white and blue t-shirts. If students would like to try to print on another surface (canvas bag, a different colored t-shirt, etc.), please have them bring those items to class.On the last day of class, we will showcase our work for parents and caretakers and have a celebration at the Museum’s splash pad. And remember to always bring your imagination and DRESS FOR MESS!

• All materials are covered in the cost of registration. Museum members receive 15% off!
• For half-day classes (9 AM-noon), please pack a snack. For full-day classes (9 AM-4 PM), please pack snacks and a lunch.
• The application process for need-based scholarships will open in mid-April.
• Volunteer openings are available. APPLY HERE
Questions? Contact McKenzie Drake, William R. Hollingsworth Fellow at mdrake@msmuseumart.org or 601.695.9912

Young Artists: Mixed Media

Monday, July 15, 2019 - Friday, July 19

9 AM - 4 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

Ages: 7-10
Teacher: Justin Ransburg
Cost: $250 (Members: $212.50)
REGISTER HERE

From printmaking to drawing to painting and more, this week’s campers will explore different ways to create 2D works of art and produce their own unique projects, while finding inspiration in artworks on view in the Museum. On the last day of class, we will showcase our work for parents and caretakers and have a celebration at the Museum’s splash pad. And remember to always bring your imagination and DRESS FOR MESS!

• All materials are covered in the cost of registration. Museum members receive 15% off!
• For half-day classes (9 AM-noon), please pack a snack. For full-day classes (9 AM-4 PM), please pack snacks and a lunch.
• The application process for need-based scholarships will open in mid-April.
• Volunteer openings are available. APPLY HERE
Questions? Contact McKenzie Drake, William R. Hollingsworth Fellow at mdrake@msmuseumart.org or 601.695.9912

Little Masters: Experiment with Color

Monday, June 24, 2019 - Friday, June 28

9 AM - noon

Entergy Classroom

Ages: 5-6
Teacher: Daria Butorina
Cost: $175 (Members: $148.75)
REGISTER HERE

During this afternoon camp, your Little Master will spend the week exploring the science and art of color by creating drawings, collages, paintings, and sculptures inspired by artworks on view in the Museum. Campers will discover the meanings in artworks through personal and guided close investigation and apply those ideas to their own colorful and expressive artworks in the studio! On the last day of class, we will showcase our work for parents and caretakers and have a celebration at the Museum’s splash pad. And remember to always bring your imagination and DRESS FOR MESS!

• All materials are covered in the cost of registration. Museum members receive 15% off!
• For half-day classes (9 AM-noon), please pack a snack. For full-day classes (9 AM-4 PM), please pack snacks and a lunch.
• The application process for need-based scholarships will open in mid-April.
• Volunteer openings are available. APPLY HERE
Questions? Contact McKenzie Drake, William R. Hollingsworth Fellow at mdrake@msmuseumart.org or 601.695.9912

Mini Matisse: Mini-Workshop

Monday, June 24, 2019

9 AM - noon

BancorpSouth Classroom

Ages: 3-4 (parent or caregiver must be present)
Teacher: McKenzie Drake
Cost: $40 (Members: $36)
REGISTER HERE

Introduce your Mini Matisse to the Museum and all the materials that help artists to create! In this one-day class, we will focus on different materials used in artworks on view in the Museum, and engage the children AND their caregivers in gallery activities, hands-on art projects, art games, and books. We will use an array of sensory media, as well as air-dry clay, washable paint, paper, pencil, crayons, glue, and more. Bring your imagination and DRESS FOR MESS! (And remember to pack a swimsuit if you want to play on the Museum splash pad after class.)

• All materials are covered in the cost of registration. Museum members receive 15% off!
• For half-day classes (9 AM-noon), please pack a snack. For full-day classes (9 AM-4 PM), please pack snacks and a lunch.
• The application process for need-based scholarships will open in mid-April.
• Volunteer openings are available. APPLY HERE
Questions? Contact McKenzie Drake, William R. Hollingsworth Fellow at mdrake@msmuseumart.org or 601.695.9912

Young Artists: Experiments with 2D & 3D Media

Monday, June 24, 2019 - Friday, June 28

1 - 4 PM

Entergy Classroom

Ages: 5-6
Teacher: Daria Butorina
Cost: $175 (Members: $148.75)
REGISTER HERE

During this afternoon camp, your Little Master will spend the week exploring the science and art of color by creating drawings, collages, paintings, and sculptures inspired by artworks on view in the Museum. Campers will discover the meanings in artworks through personal and guided close investigation and apply those ideas to their own colorful and expressive artworks in the studio! On the last day of class, we will showcase our work for parents and caretakers and have a celebration at the Museum’s splash pad. And remember to always bring your imagination and DRESS FOR MESS!

• All materials are covered in the cost of registration. Museum members receive 15% off!
• For half-day classes (9 AM-noon), please pack a snack. For full-day classes (9 AM-4 PM), please pack snacks and a lunch.
• The application process for need-based scholarships will open in mid-April.
• Volunteer openings are available. APPLY HERE
Questions? Contact McKenzie Drake, William R. Hollingsworth Fellow at mdrake@msmuseumart.org or 601.695.9912

Little Masters: Sculpture

Monday, July 8, 2019 - Friday, July 12

1 - 4 PM

Entergy Classroom

Ages: 5-6
Teacher: TBA
Cost: $175 (Members: $148.75)
REGISTER HERE

Through building with sculptural materials such as clay, papier-mâché, wire, large beads, and found materials, campers in this afternoon class will become familiar with the fundamentals of sculpture. This week will not only challenge students to think creatively, but three-dimensionally! With projects and conversations inspired by work in the exhibition Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now and our Mississippi Invitational exhibition, students will learn and have fun creating their own pieces of art. On the last day of class, we will showcase our work for parents and caretakers and have a celebration at the Museum’s splash pad. And remember to always bring your imagination and DRESS FOR MESS!

• All materials are covered in the cost of registration. Museum members receive 15% off!
• For half-day classes (9 AM-noon), please pack a snack. For full-day classes (9 AM-4 PM), please pack snacks and a lunch.
• The application process for need-based scholarships will open in mid-April.
• Volunteer openings are available. APPLY HERE
Questions? Contact McKenzie Drake, William R. Hollingsworth Fellow at mdrake@msmuseumart.org or 601.695.9912

Studio Session I: The Mixed Media Silhouette

Monday, July 8, 2019 - Friday, July 12

9 AM - 4 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

Ages: 11-13
Teacher: Carla Nations
Cost: $250 (Members: $212.50)
REGISTER HERE

Through drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, and more, campers in this class will explore a variety of ways to create works of art. Inspired by artworks on view in the exhibition Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now and our Mississippi Invitational exhibition, students will create their own unique works of art, incorporating a myriad of techniques and skills. On the last day of class, we will showcase our work for parents and caretakers and have a celebration at the Museum’s splash pad. And remember to always bring your imagination and DRESS FOR MESS!

• All materials are covered in the cost of registration. Museum members receive 15% off!
• For half-day classes (9 AM-noon), please pack a snack. For full-day classes (9 AM-4 PM), please pack snacks and a lunch.
• The application process for need-based scholarships will open in mid-April.
• Volunteer openings are available. APPLY HERE
Questions? Contact McKenzie Drake, William R. Hollingsworth Fellow at mdrake@msmuseumart.org or 601.695.9912


Little Masters: Color, Line, & Shape

Monday, June 17, 2019 - Friday, June 21

9 AM - noon

Entergy Classroom

Ages: 5-6
Teacher: TBA
Cost: $175 (Members: $148.75)
REGISTER HERE

This week, campers will explore the visual arts while gaining experience in collage and watercolor techniques and the fundamentals of expressive abstraction. Through hands-on experiences, students will be introduced to artworks on view in the Museum. This fun-filled week will have your children bringing home wonderful works of art to share with you. On the last day of class, we will showcase our work for parents and caretakers and have a celebration at the Museum’s splash pad. And remember to always bring your imagination and DRESS FOR MESS!

• All materials are covered in the cost of registration. Museum members receive 15% off!
• For half-day classes (9 AM-noon), please pack a snack. For full-day classes (9 AM-4 PM), please pack snacks and a lunch.
• The application process for need-based scholarships will open in mid-April.
• Volunteer openings are available. APPLY HERE
Questions? Contact McKenzie Drake, William R. Hollingsworth Fellow at mdrake@msmuseumart.org or 601.695.9912

Studio Session I: Ceramics & Mixed Media

Monday, June 17, 2019 - Friday, June 21

1 - 4 PM

Entergy Classroom

Ages: 11-13
Teacher: McKenzie Drake
Cost: $175 (Members: $148.75)
REGISTER HERE

Through the exploration of sculptural materials, this afternoon camp will allow students to grow more familiar with clay, papier-mâché, wire, and found materials. This week will not only challenge campers to think creatively but three-dimensionally! Inspired by work on view in the exhibition Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now, students will learn and have fun creating their own pieces of art. On the last day of class, we will showcase our work for parents and caretakers and have a celebration at the Museum’s splash pad. And remember to always bring your imagination and DRESS FOR MESS!

• All materials are covered in the cost of registration. Museum members receive 15% off!
• For half-day classes (9 AM-noon), please pack a snack. For full-day classes (9 AM-4 PM), please pack snacks and a lunch.
• The application process for need-based scholarships will open in mid-April.
• Volunteer openings are available. APPLY HERE
Questions? Contact McKenzie Drake, William R. Hollingsworth Fellow at mdrake@msmuseumart.org or 601.695.9912

Mini Matisse: Mini-Workshop

Monday, June 10, 2019

9 AM - noon

Entergy Classroom

Ages: 3-4 (parent or caregiver must be present)
Teacher: McKenzie Drake
Cost: $40 (Members: $36)
REGISTER HERE

Introduce your budding artist to the Museum and all the materials that help artists to create! In this special one-day camp, we will focus on different materials used in artworks on view and engage the children AND their caregivers in gallery activities, hands-on art projects, art games, and books. We will use an array of sensory media, as well as air-dry clay, washable paint, paper, pencil, crayons, glue, and more. Bring your imagination and DRESS FOR MESS! (And remember to pack a swimsuit if you want to play on the Museum splash pad after class.)

• All materials are covered in the cost of registration. Museum members receive 15% off!
• For half-day classes (9 AM-noon), please pack a snack. For full-day classes (9 AM-4 PM), please pack snacks and a lunch.
• The application process for need-based scholarships will open in mid-April.
• Volunteer openings are available. APPLY HERE
Questions? Contact McKenzie Drake, William R. Hollingsworth Fellow at mdrake@msmuseumart.org or 601.695.9912

2019 Art Party!

Friday, April 5, 2019

6:30 PM-until

Don your most creative cocktail attire and step into the frame to experience art from the inside with artful photo vignettes, silent and live art auctions, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres by Chef Jesse Houston of It's Happening Jackson, desserts by Chef Alejandra Malmud of La Brioche Patisserie, and live music by The Patrick Harkins Band at this year's #ARTPARTYJXN, benefiting the Museum!

TICKETS
INDIVIDUAL: $100

PATRON SPONSOR: $500
Includes entry for two and recognition as an event sponsor.

ARTIST SPONSOR: $1,000
Includes access for two to an exclusive art experience in the VIP lounge, private bar access, food with service, and recognition as an event sponsor.

CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION

Art Nights | A Closer Look at “Black Out”

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

5:15 PM cash bar; 5:45 PM program

Art Nights is a monthly evening series that brings the humanities to life through art, literature, music, and dialog. This month, Isabel Gray, Museum Director of School and Academic Programs, leads participants in taking a closer look at a selection of pieces on display in Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now. Participants will learn about the physiognotrace—an instrument used in producing silhouettes—and participate in a hands-on demonstration exploring its functionality and form.

This event is free and open to the public.

Art Nights: CAPE | Identity

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

5:15 PM cash bar; 5:45 PM program

CAPE Lab

Art Nights is a monthly evening series that brings the humanities to life through art, literature, music, and dialog. This month, Monique Davis, the Managing Director of Center for Art and Public Exchange will share the results of the second CAPE Lab experiment, featuring McArthur Binion’s DNA: Black Painting: IV and Kristen Dorsey’s Blood Bling.

This event is free and open to the public.

Gallery Talk | Collection Sharing and Cultural Exchange

Friday, May 31, 2019

11:30 AM

Begins in The Museum Foyer

Gallery talks offer visitors the chance to engage with a single work, or pairing of works, for a 30-minute talk led by Museum curators and educators, as well as local artists and scholars. Led by Dr. Redell Hearn, Curator of Art and Civil Rights for the Mississippi Museum of Art and Tougaloo College, this talk will explore the historical significance—and contemporary relevance—of collection sharing, cultural exchange, and ongoing dialogue between the Museum and the College.

This event is free and open to the public.

Gallery Talk | Silhouette Cutting is a Performance Art

Friday, May 17, 2019

11:30 AM

Begins in The Museum Foyer

Gallery talks offer visitors the chance to engage with a single work, or pairing of works, for a 30-minute talk led by Museum curators and educators, as well as local artists and scholars. The Museum welcomes silhouette artist Sarah Rick to the galleries of Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now for a talk and demonstration that highlights the importance of the live interaction between artist and subject.

This event is free and open to the public.

Gallery Talk | In Black and White

Friday, May 3, 2019

11:30 AM

Begins in The Museum Foyer

Gallery talks offer visitors the chance to engage with a single work, or pairing of works, for a 30-minute talk led by Museum curators and educators, as well as local artists and scholars. Museum Chief curator Dr. Roger Ward will share his personal insights about the organization and significance of the exhibition Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now and the supplemental presentation of A Closer Look: Silhouette Artists in Antebellum Mississippi.
This event is free and open to the public.


This event is free and open to the public.

Gallery Talk | The Teaching Fellows Take on Visual Voices

Friday, April 5, 2019

11:30 AM

Begins in The Museum Foyer

Gallery talks offer visitors the chance to engage with a single work, or pairing of works, for a 30-minute talk led by Museum curators and educators, as well as local artists and scholars. During this Gallery Talk, MMA Teaching Fellows will discuss their contributions to the Mississippi Museum of Art’s App, taking visitors on a special tour of VISUAL VOICES: Contemporary Chickasaw Art. Join us to see the show from their point of view, learning about the teaching connections they make on school tours, the research they’ve done on the show and artists, and their personal connections to objects in the show.
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This event is free and open to the public.

Gallery Talk | Young & Creative

Friday, March 22, 2019

11:30 AM

Begins in The Museum Foyer

Gallery talks offer visitors the chance to engage with a single work, or pairing of works, for a 30-minute talk led by Museum curators and educators, as well as local artists and scholars. This talk, led by Isabel Gray, MMA’s Director of School and Academic Programs, will focus on the history of the Scholastic Art Awards, for which the Museum is the Regional Affiliate for the Mississippi Art Region. During the talk, participants will take a closer look at artworks on view, learn about the adjudication process, and celebrate the artistic achievements of Mississippi’s talented young artists.

This event is free and open to the public.

Gallery Talk | Telling the Tale of Two Collections

Thursday, March 28, 2019

12:30-1:30 PM

Turry M. Flucker, art collections administrator at Tougaloo College, will share stories about the historic collections-driven relationship between Tougaloo College and the Museum, offering insight about some of the current works displayed in the exhibition A Tale of Two Collections on loan from Tougaloo College, and read a short excerpt from his forthcoming book, The Tougaloo Art Collections, scheduled for release spring, 2010.

This exhibition and its programming are components of the Art and Civil Rights Initiative, a partnership between the Museum and Tougaloo College supported by the Henry Luce Foundation.

Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

Saturday, April 27, 2019

11 AM

Begins in The Museum Foyer

Take a closer look at exhibitions on view during this free guided tour every Saturday at 11 AM. Tours last approximately 45 minutes.

Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

Saturday, April 20, 2019

11 AM

Begins in The Museum Foyer

Take a closer look at exhibitions on view during this free guided tour every Saturday at 11 AM. Tours last approximately 45 minutes.

Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

Saturday, April 13, 2019

11 AM

Begins in The Museum Foyer

Take a closer look at exhibitions on view during this free guided tour every Saturday at 11 AM. Tours last approximately 45 minutes.

Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

Saturday, April 6, 2019

11 AM

Begins in The Museum Foyer

Take a closer look at exhibitions on view during this free guided tour every Saturday at 11 AM. Tours last approximately 45 minutes.

Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

Saturday, March 30, 2019

11 AM

Begins in The Museum Foyer

Take a closer look at exhibitions on view during this free guided tour every Saturday at 11 AM. Tours last approximately 45 minutes.

Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

Saturday, March 23, 2019

11 AM

Begins in The Museum Foyer

Take a closer look at exhibitions on view during this free guided tour every Saturday at 11 AM. Tours last approximately 45 minutes.

Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

Saturday, March 16, 2019

11 AM

Begins in The Museum Foyer

Take a closer look at exhibitions on view during this free guided tour every Saturday at 11 AM. Tours last approximately 45 minutes.

Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

Saturday, March 9, 2019

11 AM

Take a closer look at exhibitions on view during this free guided tour every Saturday at 11 AM. Tours last approximately 45 minutes.

Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

Saturday, March 2, 2019

11 AM

Begins in The Museum Foyer

Take a closer look at exhibitions on view during this free guided tour every Saturday at 11 AM. Tours last approximately 45 minutes.

Opening Day | 2019 Mississippi Invitational

Saturday, June 29, 2019

10 AM

The Mississippi Invitational is a bi-annual survey of recent works created by contemporary visual artists living and working across the state. Artists are invited to submit their work for consideration by a guest curator to be included in the bi-annual Mississippi Invitational exhibition. The guest curator for this iteration of the Mississippi Invitational is Kimberli Gant, PhD; the McKinnon Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, Virginia.

This exhibition is free and open to the public.
Museum Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 AM-5 PM, and Sun., noon-5 PM

Opening Day | A Tale of Two Collections

Saturday, March 16, 2019

10 AM

A Tale of Two Collections features works by eight artists held in the collections of both the Museum and Tougaloo College: Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Joan Miró (1893-1983), Marie Hull (1890-1980), Hale Woodruff (1900-1980), Romare Bearden (1911-1988), Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012), Benny Andrews (1930-2006) and Thomas Eloby (1944-2001).The two earliest works are of the same subject matter interpreted by two different artists Robert Seldon Duncanson (1821-1872) and Heppie EnEarl Wicks (1857-1940).

This exhibition and its programming are components of the Art and Civil Rights Initiative, a partnership between Tougaloo College and the Mississippi Museum of Art, underwritten by the Henry Luce Foundation.

This exhibition is free and open to the public.
Museum Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 AM-5 PM, and Sun., noon-5 PM

Opening Day | Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now

Saturday, April 27, 2019

10 AM

Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now fuses the history of silhouette portraiture and its interpretation in contemporary art in beautiful and thought-provoking ways. The exhibition features three well-known contemporary artists, Kara Walker, Camille Utterback, and Kumi Yamashita, who reexamine and reimagine the silhouette to broaden our understanding of its power in the past and in the present.

Organized by the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C.

This exhibition is free and open to the public.
Museum Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 AM-5 PM, and Sun., noon-5 PM

Opening Day | VISUAL VOICES: Contemporary Chickasaw Art

Saturday, March 2, 2019

10 AM

VISUAL VOICES: Contemporary Chickasaw Art is a traveling exhibition of thought-provoking, experimental, and critical works by 15 Chickasaw artists from diverse artistic backgrounds.

VISUAL VOICES is made possible by a grant provided by the Chickasaw Nation, guidance from the Chickasaw Artist Board, and assistance from The American Indian Cultural Center and Museum. Additional support is provided by the Community Foundation for Mississippi—Tommy G. Ramey & Peggy Huff Harris Fund and Ross & Yerger.

This exhibition is free and open to the public.
Museum Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 AM-5 PM, and Sun., noon-5 PM

Opening Day | 2019 Scholastic Art Awards

Saturday, February 9, 2019

10 AM

An exhibition of 2019 Scholastic Art Awards Gold Key and Silver Key recipients.

This exhibition is free and open to the public.

Museum Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 AM-5 PM, and Sun., noon-5 PM

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, email igray@msmuseumart.org or call 601.965.9909.

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL.

Spring Family Day | Meet the Artists

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 morning of exploration, dance, music, and crafts and meet artists on view in VISUAL VOICES: Contemporary Chickasaw Art.

This event is free and open to the public. DRESS FOR MESS!

Generously sponsored by The Henry and Martha Hederman Charitable Foundation

Spring Homeschool Day

Thursday, March 28, 2019

9 AM-noon

Homeschoolers ages 6-10 and 11-15 are invited to engage with Museum exhibitions and create works of art inspired by those on view in the galleries. By encouraging creativity, Museum Teaching Fellows and art educators will work with students to create, learn, and engage with each other through art.

Cost is $25 per child, and registration is required. REGISTER ONLINE!

Questions? Contact Isabel Gray, the James and Madeleine McMullan Director of School and Academic Programs, at igray@msmuseumart.org.

Museum After Hours | DUCKrageous

Thursday, July 18, 2019

5:30-10 PM

Every third Thursday, the Museum opens its doors after hours to partner with and embrace Mississippi's creative community. These collaborations feature one-night pop-up exhibitions, along with combinations of art-making, live music, outdoor movies, art making, and games.

SCHEDULE
5:30-8 PM: Pop-up exhibition — Dan Magee's Extreme Rubber Duck Collection & The Museum School Student Artworks
5:30-7:30 PM: Art Lab
6:30-7:30 PM: Live music feat. TB Ledford & the Accumulators
7 PM: 15-Minute Art Ramble
Until 8 PM: The Museum Store and Galleries are open late
8 PM: Screen on the Green feat. TBA

FOOD & DRINK
Cash bar* and food available for purchase from La Brioche at the Museum, as well as Family First Concessions, JB & Sons and Kups and Kones food trucks.

This family-friendly event is free and open to the public. *Free drink ticket for members and those who sign up during Museum After Hours.

Museum After Hours music is generously sponsored by the Greater Jackson Arts Council through their Music First program, with funding from Visit Jackson. Screen on the Green is presented in partnership with Crossroads Film Festival.

Museum After Hours | Food Truck Festival Vol. 6

Thursday, May 16, 2019

5:30-8 PM

Every third Thursday, the Museum opens its doors after hours to partner with and embrace Mississippi's creative community. These collaborations feature one-night pop-up exhibitions, along with combinations of art-making, live music, outdoor movies, art making, and games.

This month, the FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL is back for its sixth year! List of food trucks and the full schedule coming soon.

This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

Museum After Hours music is generously sponsored by the Greater Jackson Arts Council through their Music First program, with funding from Visit Jackson.

Museum After Hours | Paint With A Green Thumb

Thursday, April 18, 2019

5:30-8 PM

Every third Thursday, the Museum opens its doors after hours to partner with and embrace Mississippi's creative community. These collaborations feature one-night pop-up exhibitions, along with combinations of art-making, live music, outdoor movies, art making, and games.

This month, everything is coming up spring with interactive art demos and The Museum Store plant sale on the patio! More details to come.

FOOD & DRINK
Cash bar* and food available for purchase from La Brioche at the Museum. *Free drink ticket for members and those who sign up during Museum After Hours.

This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

Museum After Hours music is generously sponsored by the Greater Jackson Arts Council through their Music First program, with funding from Visit Jackson.

Museum After Hours | Art Madness!

Thursday, March 21, 2019

5:30-8 PM

Every third Thursday, the Museum opens its doors after hours to partner with and embrace Mississippi's creative community. These collaborations feature one-night pop-up exhibitions, along with combinations of art-making, live music, outdoor movies, art making, and games.

This month, get a front row seat for the creative process at #ARTBATTLEMMA!, a live competitive painting event. Local artists respond to prompts and speedily create works of art across four timed rounds, and YOU get to choose the winner of the night's cash prize. Artworks created will be available for purchase the following Saturday in The Museum Store, with artists receiving 70% of the sale!

While the battle rages to the sounds of DJ Pretty Ricky, guests can take the Minute-To-Win-It Art Lab Challenge, sample free bites from Johnny T's Bistro, enjoy a dance performance by Force Fields, and let gallery guru Bill take them on a 15-minute Art Ramble through VISUAL VOICES. Got kids? We've got just the spot for them to hang out with books, games, bean bags, and more!

SCHEDULE
5:30-8 PM - Art Battle!
5:30-7:30 PM - DJ Pretty Ricky
5:30-7:30 PM - Minute-To-Win-It Art Lab Challenge
7:30 PM - Collaborative dance performance by Force Fields (Ru Emmons and H. Gene Thompson)
7:30-7:45 PM - Art Ramble with Gallery Guru Bill
Until 8 PM - The Museum Store and galleries open late

FOOD & DRINK
Cash bar* and food available for purchase from La Brioche at the Museum, Taqueria LaReata, and T&M Dogs food trucks. *Free drink ticket for members and those who sign up during Museum After Hours.

This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

Museum After Hours music is generously sponsored by the Greater Jackson Arts Council through their Music First program, with funding from Visit Jackson.

Samantha Crain in Concert

Saturday, January 26, 2019

noon

C Spire Stage in The Art Garden

"I really feel that in order to keep the language alive we need to be, as Choctaws, making more music that speaks to what's important to us, and making our new traditional songs.” – Samantha Crain

Performed for the closing gathering for the exhibition Jeffrey Gibson: Like A Hammer, folk singer-songwriter Samantha Crain's music echoes Gibson's own work that draws upon traditional native visual practices to create something new that resonates in contemporary life.

This event is free and open to the public. Parking and concert seating is first-come, first-served.

EXCLUSIVE FOR MEMBERS
Reserved parking, VIP seating, and a guided pre-concert exhibition tour are available. REGISTER by Friday, January 25, at noon, to reserve these member-only amenities.

Would you like to become a Museum member? Join today!

Art in Mind II

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

1-2:30 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

Art in Mind uses art exploration in the galleries, followed by hands-on engagement in the studio to stimulate observation, recall, and cognition. Art therapist Susan Anand joins William R. Hollingsworth Fellow McKenzie Drake in creating fun and comfortable experiences for participants of all skill levels. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, contact Jennifer Knight at 601.496.MIND (option 2) or mindclinic@umc.edu. Presented in partnership with Alzheimer’s Mississippi and AARP Mississippi, and generously sponsored by The Mind Center at UMMC

Art in Mind II

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

1-2:30 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

Art in Mind uses art exploration in the galleries, followed by hands-on engagement in the studio to stimulate observation, recall, and cognition. Art therapist Susan Anand joins William R. Hollingsworth Fellow McKenzie Drake in creating fun and comfortable experiences for participants of all skill levels. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, contact Jennifer Knight at 601.496.MIND (option 2) or mindclinic@umc.edu. Presented in partnership with Alzheimer’s Mississippi and AARP Mississippi, and generously sponsored by The Mind Center at UMMC

Art in Mind II

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

1-2:30 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

Art in Mind uses art exploration in the galleries, followed by hands-on engagement in the studio to stimulate observation, recall, and cognition. Art therapist Susan Anand joins William R. Hollingsworth Fellow McKenzie Drake in creating fun and comfortable experiences for participants of all skill levels. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, contact Jennifer Knight at 601.496.MIND (option 2) or mindclinic@umc.edu. Presented in partnership with Alzheimer’s Mississippi and AARP Mississippi, and generously sponsored by The Mind Center at UMMC

Art in Mind II

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

1-2:30 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

Art in Mind uses art exploration in the galleries, followed by hands-on engagement in the studio to stimulate observation, recall, and cognition. Art therapist Susan Anand joins William R. Hollingsworth Fellow McKenzie Drake in creating fun and comfortable experiences for participants of all skill levels. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, contact Jennifer Knight at 601.496.MIND (option 2) or mindclinic@umc.edu. Presented in partnership with Alzheimer’s Mississippi and AARP Mississippi, and generously sponsored by The Mind Center at UMMC

Art in Mind II

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

1-2:30 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

Art in Mind uses art exploration in the galleries, followed by hands-on engagement in the studio to stimulate observation, recall, and cognition. Art therapist Susan Anand joins William R. Hollingsworth Fellow McKenzie Drake in creating fun and comfortable experiences for participants of all skill levels. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, contact Jennifer Knight at 601.496.MIND (option 2) or mindclinic@umc.edu. Presented in partnership with Alzheimer’s Mississippi and AARP Mississippi, and generously sponsored by The Mind Center at UMMC

Art in Mind II

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

1-2:30 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

Art in Mind uses art exploration in the galleries, followed by hands-on engagement in the studio to stimulate observation, recall, and cognition. Art therapist Susan Anand joins William R. Hollingsworth Fellow McKenzie Drake in creating fun and comfortable experiences for participants of all skill levels. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, contact Jennifer Knight at 601.496.MIND (option 2) or mindclinic@umc.edu. Presented in partnership with Alzheimer’s Mississippi and AARP Mississippi, and generously sponsored by The Mind Center at UMMC

Art in Mind I

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

10:30 AM-noon

BancorpSouth Classroom

Art in Mind uses art exploration in the galleries, followed by hands-on engagement in the studio to stimulate observation, recall, and cognition. Art therapist Susan Anand joins William R. Hollingsworth Fellow McKenzie Drake in creating fun and comfortable experiences for participants of all skill levels. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, contact Jennifer Knight at 601.496.MIND (option 2) or mindclinic@umc.edu. Presented in partnership with Alzheimer’s Mississippi and AARP Mississippi, and generously sponsored by The Mind Center at UMMC

Art in Mind I

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

10:30 AM-noon

BancorpSouth Classroom

Art in Mind uses art exploration in the galleries, followed by hands-on engagement in the studio to stimulate observation, recall, and cognition. Art therapist Susan Anand joins William R. Hollingsworth Fellow McKenzie Drake in creating fun and comfortable experiences for participants of all skill levels. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, contact Jennifer Knight at 601.496.MIND (option 2) or mindclinic@umc.edu. Presented in partnership with Alzheimer’s Mississippi and AARP Mississippi, and generously sponsored by The Mind Center at UMMC

Art in Mind I

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

10:30 AM-noon

BancorpSouth Classroom

Art in Mind uses art exploration in the galleries, followed by hands-on engagement in the studio to stimulate observation, recall, and cognition. Art therapist Susan Anand joins William R. Hollingsworth Fellow McKenzie Drake in creating fun and comfortable experiences for participants of all skill levels. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, contact Jennifer Knight at 601.496.MIND (option 2) or mindclinic@umc.edu. Presented in partnership with Alzheimer’s Mississippi and AARP Mississippi, and generously sponsored by The Mind Center at UMMC

Art in Mind I

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

10:30 AM-noon

BancorpSouth Classroom

Art in Mind uses art exploration in the galleries, followed by hands-on engagement in the studio to stimulate observation, recall, and cognition. Art therapist Susan Anand joins William R. Hollingsworth Fellow McKenzie Drake in creating fun and comfortable experiences for participants of all skill levels. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, contact Jennifer Knight at 601.496.MIND (option 2) or mindclinic@umc.edu. Presented in partnership with Alzheimer’s Mississippi and AARP Mississippi, and generously sponsored by The Mind Center at UMMC

Art in Mind I

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

10:30-noon

BancorpSouth Classroom

Art in Mind uses art exploration in the galleries, followed by hands-on engagement in the studio to stimulate observation, recall, and cognition. Art therapist Susan Anand joins William R. Hollingsworth Fellow McKenzie Drake in creating fun and comfortable experiences for participants of all skill levels. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, contact Jennifer Knight at 601.496.MIND (option 2) or mindclinic@umc.edu. Presented in partnership with Alzheimer’s Mississippi and AARP Mississippi, and generously sponsored by The Mind Center at UMMC

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

BancorpSouth Classroom

Creative Healing Studio is a bi-monthly art therapy gathering for adults being treated for cancer or those with a cancer diagnosis in their past led by licensed art therapist Susan Anand. Open to all skill levels, this event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, contact Susan Anand at smainlay@aol.com.

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

BancorpSouth Classroom

Creative Healing Studio is a bi-monthly art therapy gathering for adults being treated for cancer or those with a cancer diagnosis in their past led by licensed art therapist Susan Anand. Open to all skill levels, this event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, contact Susan Anand at smainlay@aol.com.

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

12:30 - 2 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

Creative Healing Studio is a bi-monthly art therapy gathering for adults being treated for cancer or those with a cancer diagnosis in their past led by licensed art therapist Susan Anand. Open to all skill levels, this event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, contact Susan Anand at smainlay@aol.com.

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

BancorpSouth Classroom

Creative Healing Studio is a bi-monthly art therapy gathering for adults being treated for cancer or those with a cancer diagnosis in their past led by licensed art therapist Susan Anand. Open to all skill levels, this event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, contact Susan Anand at smainlay@aol.com.

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

BancorpSouth Classroom

Creative Healing Studio is a bi-monthly art therapy gathering for adults being treated for cancer or those with a cancer diagnosis in their past led by licensed art therapist Susan Anand. Open to all skill levels, this event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, contact Susan Anand at smainlay@aol.com.

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

BancorpSouth Classroom

Creative Healing Studio is a bi-monthly art therapy gathering for adults being treated for cancer or those with a cancer diagnosis in their past led by licensed art therapist Susan Anand. Open to all skill levels, this event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, contact Susan Anand at smainlay@aol.com.

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

BancorpSouth Classroom

Creative Healing Studio is a bi-monthly art therapy gathering for adults being treated for cancer or those with a cancer diagnosis in their past led by licensed art therapist Susan Anand. Open to all skill levels, this event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, contact Susan Anand at smainlay@aol.com.

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

BancorpSouth Classroom

Creative Healing Studio is a bi-monthly art therapy gathering for adults being treated for cancer or those with a cancer diagnosis in their past led by licensed art therapist Susan Anand. Open to all skill levels, this event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, contact Susan Anand at smainlay@aol.com.

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

BancorpSouth Classroom

Creative Healing Studio is a bi-monthly art therapy gathering for adults being treated for cancer or those with a cancer diagnosis in their past led by licensed art therapist Susan Anand. Open to all skill levels, this event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, contact Susan Anand at smainlay@aol.com.

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

BancorpSouth Classroom

Creative Healing Studio is a bi-monthly art therapy gathering for adults being treated for cancer or those with a cancer diagnosis in their past led by licensed art therapist Susan Anand. Open to all skill levels, this event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, contact Susan Anand at smainlay@aol.com.

Hoot and Holler Family Creation Lab

Sunday, June 9, 2019

2-3:30 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

Families with children ages 6-10 are led by a Museum educator in an art project inspired by a different artist each month. This month we welcome silhouette artist, Sarah Ricks. Cost: $10 per child; registration required. Questions? Contact William R. Hollingsworth Fellow McKenzie Drake at mdrake@msmuseumart.org. REGISTER HERE

Words from Sarah Ricks...
Cutting silhouettes is one of the directions my lifetime of making things has taken. Its roots probably go back to drawing and cutting out paper dolls as a small child. I went on to take art electives in high school, and to study art history in college, and drawing and painting in art school.
The first time I tried a silhouette portrait was in the 1980’s on a visit to my uncle. As a sculptor/engraver at the U.S. Mind, he had attended the National Craft Festival in Washington, D.C. where he had watched a silhouette artist at work. For fun, he asked me to sit for him, and then we traded places and he sat for me. The result was rough but felt so satisfying – a short burst of total concentration.
Beginning in the 1990’s, with our children off on their own and more time for myself, I began participating in craft shows and festivals. With more practice I grew more confident. I began cutting plant portraits and unposed figures-in-action – often other craftspeople at work – to fill idle time between portraits, and discovered a whole range of new challenges.
Whatever the subject, it is important to me to work from life with all its changableness, rather than from a fixed image such as a photograph. There lies the challenge, but also the fun.

Hoot and Holler Family Creation Lab

Sunday, May 12, 2019

2-3:30 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

Families with children ages 6-10 are led by a Museum educator in an art project inspired by a different artist each month. Cost: $10 per child; registration required. Questions? Contact William R. Hollingsworth Fellow McKenzie Drake at mdrake@msmuseumart.org. REGISTER HERE

Hoot and Holler Family Creation Lab

Sunday, July 14, 2019

2-3:30 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

Families with children ages 6-10 are led by a Museum educator in an art project inspired by a different artist each month. Cost: $10 per child; registration required. Questions? Contact William R. Hollingsworth Fellow McKenzie Drake at mdrake@msmuseumart.org. REGISTER HERE

Look and Learn with Hoot

Friday, June 21, 2019

The Museum Foyer & BancorpSouth Classroom

Look and Learn with Hoot is an educational opportunity for children up to 5 years of age and their parents that emphasizes creative play and literacy through a hands-on art activity and story time. (Hoot, a friendly owl, is the Museum’s education mascot.) Please dress for mess!

Look and Learn with Hoot

Friday, July 19, 2019

The Museum Foyer & BancorpSouth Classroom

Look and Learn with Hoot is an educational opportunity for children up to 5 years of age and their parents that emphasizes creative play and literacy through a hands-on art activity and story time. (Hoot, a friendly owl, is the Museum’s education mascot.) Please dress for mess!

Look and Learn with Hoot

Friday, March 15, 2019

The Museum Foyer & BancorpSouth Classroom

Look and Learn with Hoot is an educational opportunity for children up to 5 years of age and their parents that emphasizes creative play and literacy through a hands-on art activity and story time. (Hoot, a friendly owl, is the Museum’s education mascot.) Please dress for mess!

Look and Learn with Hoot

Friday, March 16, 2018

The Museum Foyer & BancorpSouth Classroom

Look and Learn with Hoot is an educational opportunity for children up to 5 years of age and their parents that emphasizes creative play and literacy through a hands-on art activity and story time. (Hoot, a friendly owl, is the Museum’s education mascot.) Please dress for mess!

Look and Learn with Hoot

Friday, May 17, 2019

The Museum Foyer & BancorpSouth Classroom

Look and Learn with Hoot is an educational opportunity for children up to 5 years of age and their parents that emphasizes creative play and literacy through a hands-on art activity and story time. (Hoot, a friendly owl, is the Museum’s education mascot.) Please dress for mess!

Look and Learn with Hoot

Friday, April 19, 2019

The Museum Foyer & BancorpSouth Classroom

Look and Learn with Hoot is an educational opportunity for children up to 5 years of age and their parents that emphasizes creative play and literacy through a hands-on art activity and story time. (Hoot, a friendly owl, is the Museum’s education mascot.) Please dress for mess!

The Influences Film Series | Baby Doll

Saturday, November 10, 2018

noon

Yates Community Room

The Influences is a six-week film series that explores the impact of one visual art form on another through screenings and discussions based on films by directors featured in the University Press of Mississippi's Conversations with Filmmakers Series. The films screened are chosen by Mississippi artists for its influence on their artwork. The series attempts to raise awareness of film and recognize the medium as a form of artistic expression in the collective visual art.

The final installment of The Influences film series is chosen film by collage artist: Randy Hayes Baby Doll, directed by Elia Kazan and filmed in Mississippi.

RANDY HAYES spent most of his youth in the country with his extended family near the small town of Clinton, Miss. He loved to draw and was encouraged by his mother, grandmother, and aunts. At 16, he moved with his family to Tupelo, Miss., where met narrative artist Ke Francis. The two boys became friends and often spent their Saturdays painting and drawing together. At 18 Hayes took his first art lessons from Lawrence Anthony at Southwestern at Memphis (now Rhodes College). The following year Hayes took a freighter to Europe with a friend, and it was there that he made the decision to become an artist. Upon his return, Hayes transferred to the Memphis College of Art where he received his BFA. In 1972 he moved to Boston, Mass. and he found work as a freelance scenic designer. Most of his work was with the PBS television station WGBH. The experience had a significant impact on his future work. In 1975 Hayes moved to Seattle, Wash. and opened a used and rare bookstore with a friend and established a gallery in the store that exhibited the work of numerous artists and photographers. Simultaneously he began to exhibit his own art both locally and nationally. A fellowship from the University of Washington’s Henry Gallery made it possible for Hayes to work in Rome for two months and a commission for the Port of Seattle Headquarters allowed him to travel to Asia, Africa, and Europe to photograph ports. In 2004 Hayes returned to Mississippi part-time, and in 2014, he moved from Seattle to Holly Springs, Miss., where he now lives and works. The art of Randy Hayes can be found in numerous museum, corporate and private collections. He also has permanent public art installations in Washington state and Mississippi.

This event is free and open to the public.

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.

Art and Coffee | Emily Clark

Saturday, June 1, 2019

10 - 11:30 AM

La Brioche at the Museum and Galleries

Art and Coffee is an opportunity to slow down with fellow art lovers in a casual morning learning space. Join Museum staff and special guests to look at and discuss current and upcoming exhibitions through the lens of how we engage art as a group. Art and Coffee is an opportunity to slow down with fellow art lovers in a casual morning learning space. This month, the Museum welcomes Mississippi Department of Archives and History’s Emily Clark, a Historic Resources Specialist, who will lead us in a closer look at the exhibition VISUAL VOICES: Contemporary Chickasaw Art on its final weekend on view.

This event is free and open to the public. Art and Coffee occurs the first Saturday of every month. Coffee is served.

Generously sponsored by

Art and Coffee | Dorian Pridgen

Saturday, May 4, 2019

10 - 11:30 AM

La Brioche at the Museum and Galleries

Art and Coffee is an opportunity to slow down with fellow art lovers in a casual morning learning space. Join Museum staff and special guests to look at and discuss current and upcoming exhibitions through the lens of how we engage art as a group. This month, Visitor Services Director for the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Dorian Pridgen shares some behind-the-scenes insight into measuring visitor engagement in gallery spaces.

This event is free and open to the public. Art and Coffee occurs the first Saturday of every month. Coffee is served.

Generously sponsored by

Art and Coffee | Liana Murray

Saturday, April 6, 2019

10 - 11:30 AM

La Brioche at the Museum and Galleries

Art and Coffee is an opportunity to slow down with fellow art lovers in a casual morning learning space. Join Museum staff and special guests to look at and discuss current and upcoming exhibitions through the lens of how we engage art as a group. This month, mixed-media artist Liana Ambrose Murray has stories to share about her 2018-2019 Rural Artist in Residence experience up the road in Utica.

This event is free and open to the public. Art and Coffee occurs the first Saturday of every month. Coffee is served.

Generously sponsored by

Art and Coffee | Martha Hamburg

Saturday, March 2, 2019

10 - 11:30 AM

La Brioche at the Museum and Galleries

Art and Coffee is an opportunity to slow down with fellow art lovers in a casual morning learning space. Join Museum staff and special guests to look at and discuss current and upcoming exhibitions through the lens of how we engage art as a group. This month, Power APAC educator, Martha Hamburg, and two of her students discuss their award-winning work in the Scholastic Art Awards exhibition. Participants will learn about these creative teens’ sources of inspiration, favorite mediums, and the evolution of their artistic practice.

This event is free and open to the public. Art and Coffee occurs the first Saturday of every month. Coffee is served.

Generously sponsored by

Art and Coffee | Elizabeth Abston

Saturday, February 2, 2019

10 - 11:30 AM

La Brioche at the Museum and Galleries

Art and Coffee is an opportunity to slow down with fellow art lovers in a casual morning learning space. Join Museum staff and special guests to look at and discuss current and upcoming exhibitions through the lens of how we engage art as a group. This month, Curator of American Art Elizabeth Abston shares the process and progress made in readying the Museum’s permanent collection for reinstallation this fall.

This event is free and open to the public. Art and Coffee occurs the first Saturday of every month. Coffee is served.

Generously sponsored by

Art and Coffee | Marilyn Rose & Pam Kennedy

Saturday, January 5, 2019

10 - 11:30 AM

La Brioche at the Museum and Galleries

Art and Coffee is an opportunity to slow down with fellow art lovers in a casual morning learning space. Join Museum staff and special guests to look at and discuss current and upcoming exhibitions through the lens of how we engage art as a group.

This month, quilters Marilyn Rose and Pam Kennedy discuss master level techniques in quilt making.

This event is free and open to the public. Art and Coffee occurs the first Saturday of every month. Coffee is served.

Generously sponsored by

Music in the City

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

5:15 PM cash bar; 5:45 PM program

Trustmark Grand Hall

Music in the City is a monthly series presenting live performances of classical and traditional artists.

This event is free and open to the public.

Generously sponsored by Wise Carter Child & Caraway, P.A. and St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral

Music in the City | Rachel Gibson

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

5:15 PM cash bar; 5:45 PM program

Trustmark Grand Hall

Music in the City is a monthly series presenting live performances of classical and traditional artists. May’s featured artist is mezzo soprano Rachel Alexander Gibson.

This event is free and open to the public.

Generously sponsored by Wise Carter Child & Caraway, P.A. and St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral

Music in the City | Raley & Graves

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

5:15 PM cash bar; 5:45 PM program

Trustmark Grand Hall

Music in the City is a monthly series presenting live performances of classical and traditional artists. April’s featured artists are pianist Lynn Raley and clarinetist Ken Graves.


This event is free and open to the public.

Generously sponsored by Wise Carter Child & Caraway, P.A. and St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral

Screen on the Green | WALL-E

Thursday, June 21, 2018

8 PM

The Yates Room

The Mississippi Museum of Art presents this outdoor film series on the BankPlus Green in The Art Garden.

Because the May Screen on the Green viewing of WALL-E was rained out, the Museum will RE-SCREEN the Disney-Pixar animated film at June's Museum After Hours in the Yates Room.

This event is free and open to the public. Cash bar and food available for purchase beginning at 5:30 PM. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets.

Presented in partnership with

Young Artists: Color Expressions

Monday, June 18, 2018 - Friday, June 22

9 AM-noon

Entergy Classroom

Ages 8-10
Cost: $175
Class limit: 15
REGISTER HERE

During this Young Artists camp, students will spend a week exploring the science and art of color by creating drawings, collages, paintings, and sculptures. Each lesson is based on artworks in the Museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions. Students will discover the meanings in artworks through personal and guided close investigation, and apply those ideas to their own colorful and expressive artworks in the studio! Bring your imagination and dress for mess!


About the Instructor:

Working from her Heavenly Designs by Roz Studio in Jackson, Mississippi, Roz Roy designs and creates her clay sculptures, collages, and paintings. Much of her subject matter comes from her life experiences or people she has met. She teaches clay and collage-painting workshops in her studio, schools, churches, and at the Mississippi Craft Center. Rosalind focuses her classes in creative self-expression and use of clay or collage as an integral part to her teaching. Roz became a member of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi in 2005 and became a fellow in 2014. She is also a member of the Mississippi Arts Commission’s Artist Roster in 2015.

Young Artists: Arts and Nature

Monday, June 4, 2018 - Friday, June 8

9 AM-4 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

Ages 8-10
Cost: $250
Class limit: 15
REGISTER HERE

THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL!

Investigate the connections between art and nature through sculpture, drawing, painting, and installation art through our Museum Art Garden and Galleries. In this Young Artists class, students will move inside and outside the galleries with art educator Cassandre Connolly, exploring how nature affects artists, how artists depict nature, and how our creative voices can be expressed through nature! Bring your imagination and dress for mess! Participants may bring a sack lunch or purchase lunch boxes through the registration link.

About the Instructor:
Cassandre Connolly
, a native New Yorker, moved to Jackson, Mississippi, in 2015 with Teach For America. For the past three years, she has been the art teacher at Siwell Middle School, and was awarded Teacher of the Year 2016-2017. Ms. Connolly has been working with the Mississippi Museum of Art since 2016, and has experience teaching at The Museum School. Prior to moving to Mississippi, Ms. Connolly spearheaded the art department at an international middle/high school for five years.

This event is FULL. For a list of other classes offered by The Museum School, please go HERE

Little Masters: Color!

Monday, June 4, 2018 - Friday, June 8

9 AM-noon

Entergy Classroom

Ages 5-7
Cost: $175
Class limit: 15
REGISTER HERE

Blue, maroon, yellow, chartreuse, and more! This week’s camp will have students exploring color through drawing, painting, and sculpture. Inspired by works in Picturing Mississippi, students will experiment and learn about the color wheel and color mixing to create their own pieces of art. Bring your imagination and dress for mess!

About the Instructor:
Born and raised in North Carolina, McKenzie Drake is no foreigner to sweet tea and the all-inclusive "y'all." After graduating from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, in 2017 with a BA in Art and Political Science, McKenzie enjoys inspiring others to think creatively in and out of the studio. Her art has been featured in multiple group juried exhibitions, community-based events, and is featured in the Rhodes College permanent collection. She now continues her practice as the William R. Hollingsworth Fellow at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson, Mississippi, where she leads family and studio programming.

Little Masters: Sculpture!

Monday, June 11, 2018 - Friday, June 15

1-4 PM

Entergy Classroom

Ages 5-7
Cost: $175
Class limit: 15
REGISTER HERE

Building with sculptural materials such as clay, papier mache, wire, large beads, and found materials, children ages 5-7 in this afternoon class will become familiar with the fundamentals of sculpture. This week will not only challenge students to think creatively, but three-dimensionally! With projects and conversations inspired by work in Picturing Mississippi, students will learn and have fun creating their own pieces of art. Bring your imagination and dress for mess!

About the Instructor:
Born and raised in North Carolina, McKenzie Drake is no foreigner to sweet tea and the all-inclusive "y'all." After graduating from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, in 2017 with a BA in Art and Political Science, McKenzie enjoys inspiring others to think creatively in and out of the studio. Her art has been featured in multiple group juried exhibitions, community-based events, and is featured in the Rhodes College permanent collection. She now continues her practice as the William R. Hollingsworth Fellow at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson, Mississippi, where she leads family and studio programming.