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Beginning September 10, 2019 | New Museum Hours

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11 AM - 7 PM

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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





Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, October 23, 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.

Generously sponsored by The UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute

Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

Saturday, October 26, 2019

11 AM - noon

Begins in the Museum Foyer

This event free and open to the public.

Live@Lunch

Friday, October 25, 2019 - Tuesday, August 25

11:30 AM

C Spire Stage in the Art Garden

Liven up your lunch break with live local music in a beautiful outdoor setting, The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art! Fridays in May and October.
This event is free and open to the public. Food trucks onsite.
Generously sponsored by Brown Bottling Co./Pepsi

Look and Learn with Hoot

Friday, October 18, 2019

11:30 AM - noon

The Museum Foyer & BancorpSouth Classroom

This educational opportunity for children up to 5 years of age and their parents, emphasizes creative play and literacy through a hands-on art activity and story time. This month, we’ll be reading A Quieter Story by Liza Woodruff, exploring the galleries to look at artwork with animals, and creating our own sculptural animals out of Model Magic and mixed media.
This event is free and open to the public.

Museum After Hours | Inktober Returns

Thursday, October 17, 2019

5:30 - 9 PM

FREE ADMISSION


Every THIRD THURSDAY, the Museum opens its doors after hours to partner with and embrace Mississippi’s creative community! Museum After Hours is a family-friendly mix of one-night pop-up exhibitions, live music, films, art-making activities, games, and more.


This month, INKTOBER RETURNS with the annual showcase of sketchbooks and drawings by artists who participate in the Inktober “31 Days, 31 Drawings” Challenge. We’ll also have pumpkin painting in The Art Garden, a costume contest, live music, a gallery talk, the next installment of our Art on Film series, and a special THEATER ON THE GREEN performance of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth by B.L.U.E. Light Underground. NEW THIS YEAR: the Jackson Chalk Walk Festival, a collaboration of local artists, including organizer Eli Childers, and Very Special Arts. Artists will create works of art on the sidewalks surrounding the Arts Center of Mississippi, Thalia Mara Hall, and the Museum throughout the afternoon and evening.


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
5:30-8 PM — Pop-up exhibition of Sketchbooks of Inktober participants
5:30-7:30 PM — Art Lab: Pumpkin Painting
5:45-6:15 PM — Gallery Talk with Dr. Redell Hearn in the new ACRI exhibition, The Prize: Seven Decades of Lyrical Response to the Call for Civil Rights
6-7 PM — Live Music
6-8 PM — Free face-painting by SnapHappy’s Tawny Minton
6:30-8:30 PM — Art on Film series continues
7-7:30 PM — Alpha Psi Omega National Theatre Honor Society Costume Contest
7:30-9 PM — THEATER ON THE GREEN: B.L.U.E. Light Underground presents Shakespeare’s Macbeth
Until 8 PM: The Museum Store and galleries open late


FOOD & BEVERAGES
Food trucks in The Art Garden: Family First Concessions & Taqueria LaReata
Cash bar available at 5 PM


2019 MMA Inktober Challenge


It’s Inktober time again! Get into the spirit with MMA’s Inktober Challenge by following the provided prompts. Complete 16 daily drawings, drop off your sketchbook at the Museum on Wednesday, October 16, for exhibition in the pop-up showcase at Museum After Hours on Thursday, October 17, and receive a new sketchbook! Remember to take pics of your drawings every day and share them on social media with the tag: #MMAInktoberChallenge DAILY DRAWING PROMPTS COMING SOON!


Questions? Contact Christina McField at cmcfield@msmuseumart.org or 601.960.1515


Museum After Hours performances are generously sponsored by the Greater Jackson Arts Council, through its Music First Program with funding from Visit Jackson. The Art on Film series is generously sponsored by the Ergon Foundation and presented in partnership with Crossroads Film Festival.

Art in Mind II

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

1-2:30 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom & Galleries

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 generously sponsored by The Mind Center at UMMC

Art in Mind I

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

10:30 AM-noon

BancorpSouth Classroom & Galleries

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 generously sponsored by The Mind Center at UMMC

Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

Saturday, October 12, 2019

11 AM - noon

Begins in the Museum Foyer

This event is free and open to the public.

Live@Lunch

Friday, October 11, 2019

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

C Spire Stage in the Art Garden

Liven up your lunch break with live local music in a beautiful outdoor setting, The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art! Fridays in May and October.
This event is free and open to the public. Food trucks onsite.
Generously sponsored by Brown Bottling Co./Pepsi

Art Nights

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

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

Galleries

Art Nights is a monthly evening series that brings the humanities to life through art, literature, music, and dialog. This month’s program will focus on Mississippi’s natural environment, investigating artistic representations of our surroundings in the comfort of the galleries. This event is free and open to the public.
This event is free and open to the public.

Generously sponsored by Baker Donelson

Guided Tour of Exhibitions n View

Saturday, October 5, 2019

11 AM

Begins in the Museum Foyer

This event is free and open to the public.

CAPE Art & Coffee | Dr. Redell Hearn

Saturday, October 5, 2019

10 - 11:30 AM

Bennie G. Thompson Academic and Civil Rights Center, Tougaloo College

The Museum’s Center for Art and Public Exchange (CAPE) leads this opportunity to slow down with fellow art lovers in a casual morning learning space. This month, Art and Coffee enjoys a change of venue when Dr. Redell Hearn, Curator of Art and Civil Rights for the Mississippi Museum of Art and Tougaloo College, gives participants a private tour of the Tougaloo College Art Gallery and shares details of the curatorial process for collections sharing between the Museum and the College. Dr. Hearn will also discuss the upcoming exhibition at the Museum, The Prize: Seven Decades of Lyrical Response to the Call for Civil Rights, which features artwork from the Tracy Sugarman Collection at Tougaloo College.
This event is free and open to the public. Coffee is served.
The Center for Art & Public Exchange (CAPE) and its programs are supported by its founding partners: W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Henry Luce Foundation, Southern Poverty Law Center, and Bradley Arant.

Live@Lunch!

Friday, October 4, 2019

11:30 AM

C Spring Stage in The Art Garden

Liven up your lunch break with live local music in a beautiful outdoor setting. The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art! Fridays in May and October.

This event is free and open to the public.

Generously sponsored by Brown Bottling Co./Pepsi

ACRI Lecture Series Presents Harry Allen

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

10 - 11:30 AM

At the Tougaloo College Art Gallery, Bennie G. Thompson Academic and Civil Rights Center

The fourth offering of the Art and Civil Rights Initiative (ACRI) lecture series—a series intended to provide a collective understanding of the influence of social causes on artists, and of artists, on historical events—features Harry Allen, a pioneering photojournalist of the early hip-hop movement. Allen will share his presentation, Shooting the Enemy: My Life in Pictures with the People Who Became Public Enemy, which uses his photographs to highlight major links between some of the most popular hip-hop music created in the 1980s and the creative activism of the 1960s. Shooting the Enemy provides documentation of hip hop’s rise and the early stages of supergroup, Public Enemy, and includes candid images he captured of the influential hip-hop group prior to their recording career.

This event is free and open to the public.

The ACRI Lecture Series is a component of the Art and Civil Rights Initiative, a multi-year partnership between Tougaloo College and the Mississippi Museum of Art, supported by the Henry Luce Foundation.

ABOUT HARRY ALLEN
Harry Allen has written about race, politics, and culture for nearly 30 years and has been published in VIBE, The Source, The Village Voice, and The New York Daily News. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Billboard, Harvard Design Magazine, Mojo, and is part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). As an expert covering hip-hop culture, Allen has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, and has appeared on National Public Radio, MTV, VH-1, CNN, and the BBC. From 2003-2015, He hosted radio station WBAI-NY's NONFICTION, an arts show featuring interviews with guests as varied as Hayden Planetarium head Neil deGrasse Tyson, sculptor Richard Serra, Black Panther Party activist Kathleen Cleaver, and director John Landis. Allen lives near Washington, D.C. with his wife, Zakiya.


Gallery Talk | Lance Wheeler

Friday, September 20, 2019

11 AM - noon

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. For this talk, Curator of Interpretation for the Two Mississippi Museums Lance Wheeler will speak on ancestry and memory in New Symphony of Time.

This event is free and open to the public.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
LANCE WHEELER currently serves as Curator of Interpretation for the Two Mississippi Museums located in Jackson, Mississippi. Originally from Jersey City, New Jersey, he earned a BA in History with a focus on American slavery at Belmont Abbey College and MA in History with a concentration in Museum Studies at University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

As a public historian, Mr. Wheeler realizes the importance in engaging patrons, not only through facts and dates, but also through personal stories and relativity to current events. Lance believes that museums should be seen has resource centers that allow the community to share their voices and gives individuals the historical connections they need to understand how the past has shaped the present and will shape the future. In his words, “Museums are more than buildings that hold artifacts and the stories of those before us, museums are places that take the visitors on a spiritual journey that bridges the past with the present and beyond.”

An Evening for Educators

Thursday, September 12, 2019

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Classrooms and Galleries

Meet our dynamic Education staff and college-age Teaching Fellows, tour the Museum's newly reinstalled permanent collection exhibition, New Symphony of Time, which features artwork by and about Mississippians, learn more about our upcoming workshops for CEU credit, network with fellow educators, learn about our teacher resources, and explore our school tour and studio options for your students! If you have little ones in tow, send them off to create a work of art in the studio with a Museum instructor while you gather inspiration for your classroom. Complimentary light refreshments will be served.
This event is free, but registration is encouraged. Educators who pre-register for this event will be entered to win a prize raffle. Please sign up and encourage your co-workers to sign up too! To register, contact Merry Barnes at mbarnes@msmuseumart.org or 601-965-9909.

Art Nights

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

5:15 cash bar/5:45 PM program

Galleries of "New Symphony of Time"

Art Nights is a monthly evening series that brings the humanities to life through art, literature, music, and dialog. Through conversation and a spoken-word performance, this month’s program focuses on the poem at the heart of the new permanent collection exhibition, New Symphony of Time—Margaret Walker’s “This Is My Century: Black Synthesis of Time.” This edition of Art Nights will be recorded and distributed as the first in a series of four "Let's Talk Jackson: ART" podcasts, a collaboration with the Jackson Free Press. Host Maisie Brown will guide the conversation with writer Dr. RaShell Smith-Spears, curator Elizabeth Abston, and poet Jeffery Caliedo, and invite guests to participate in a brief Q&A.

Art Nights is generously sponsored by Baker Donelson.

*5:15 cash bar/5:45 PM program
This event is free and open to the public.

CAPE Art & Coffee

Saturday, September 7, 2019

10 AM - 11 AM

Begins in the Museum Foyer

Art and Coffee is an opportunity to slow down with fellow art lovers in a casual morning learning space. This month, Dr. Robert Luckett, Director of the Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University, will share the life story of poet Margaret Alexander and highlight her significant contributions to the literary community.
This event is free and open to the public. Coffee is served.

Generously sponsored by Gibbs Travis PLLC

The Center for Art & Public Exchange (CAPE) and its programs are supported by its founding partners: W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Henry Luce Foundation, Southern Poverty Law Center, and Bradley Arant.

Gallery Talk

Friday, October 4, 2019

11:30 AM - noon

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 event is free and open to the public.

Art in Mind II

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom & Galleries

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, October 2, 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.

Generously sponsored by The UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute

Music in the City | Nicolas Ciraldo

Tuesday, October 1, 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 month, classical guitarist Nicholas Ciraldo performs an eclectic and virtuosic mix of music for solo guitar.
This event is free and open to the public.
Generously sponsored by St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral

Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

Saturday, September 28, 2019

11:00 AM - noon

Begins in the Museum Foyer

This event is free and open to the public.

Fall Teachers’ Workshop

Friday, September 27, 2019

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Galleries & Classrooms

More details TBA.

Art in Mind I

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

10:30 AM-noon

BancorpSouth Classroom & Galleries

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

Gallery Talk

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

11:30 AM - noon

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 event is free and open to the public.

Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

Saturday, September 21, 2019

11 AM - noon

Begins in the Museum Foyer

This event is free and open to the public.

Look and Learn with Hoot

Friday, September 20, 2019

10:30 AM-noon

The Museum Foyer & BancorpSouth Classroom

This educational opportunity for children up to 5 years of age and their parents, emphasizes creative play and literacy through a hands-on art activity and storytime. This month, we’ll be reading Color Blocked by Ashley Sorenson and David Miles, embarking on our own quest to find colors in the galleries, and creating new colors and paintings in the classroom. Please dress for mess!

This event is free and open to the public.

Art on Film

Thursday, September 19, 2019

6:30 PM

Using the medium of film, the Museum explores the stories of the artists and art on view in its new permanent collection exhibition, New Symphony of Time.

The documentary, Walter Anderson: Realizations of an Artist explores the beloved Mississippi artist's life and art, from his days as a student to his last trip to Horn Island in 1965, during Hurricane Betsy. Using never before seen film footage, as well as artwork and archival photographs, this one-hour biography traces the extraordinary life of the fiercely independent artist. Following the viewing, participants will hear from the film’s writer, director, and producer, Win Riley, and co-producer David Wolf.

FREE ADMISSION

The Art on Film series is sponsored by Ergon Foundation.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
WIN RILEY is the writer, director, and producer of Walter Anderson: Realizations of an Artist, which was broadcast on PBS beginning in 2006. He also wrote, produced, and directed the award winning one-hour program Walker Percy: A Documentary Film, focusing on Percy's life and philosophy, also broadcast nationally on PBS. He has worked as a location manager for dozens of films and television programs, and is currently developing a six-part television show. Win grew up in New Orleans and in Auckland, New Zealand.

DAVID WOLF has been involved in television production for over 25 years. Starting in the 1990’s, David produced and oversaw commercials and films for clients such as International Paper, the Tulane’s Cuban Studies Institute, The Preservation Resource Center, and The Volunteers of America. From 2004-05 David collaborated with Win Riley on the production of Walter Anderson: Realizations of an Artist as producer and director. The one hour film distributed to PBS via American Public Television won best documentary and best of show at the Fargo Film Festival and also received numerous awards and recognition nationally. David joined WLAE TV as Director of Productions in 2008 and is now an Executive Producer specializing in non-profit, educational and cultural programming as well as documentary features. David is a graduate of the University of New Orleans and is married with two children.

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, September 18, 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.

Generously sponsored by The UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute

Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

Saturday, September 14, 2019

11 AM - noon

Begins in the Museum Foyer

This event is free and open to the public.

Museum After Hours | Speak Your Mind

Thursday, September 19, 2019

5:30 - 8 PM

Every third Thursday we host Museum After Hours, when we open the doors after hours to partner with and embrace Mississippi's creative community. This month's theme, "Speak Your Mind" is inspired by the poem at the heart of the Museum's new exhibition, New Symphony of Time. Read Margaret Walker's epic reflection of the 20th Century, "This Is My Century: Black Synthesis of Time," and share your own composed thoughts during a spoken-word open mic. Take a stroll in The Art Garden, enjoy music by guitarist Granard McClendon, tour the galleries with the Teaching Fellows, get crafty with CDs in the Art Lab, watch the first installment of our Art on Film series, and spend time relaxing with family and friends in our newly designed community foyer.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
5:30-8 PM — Pop-up Exhibition: Community Poems on view
5:30-7:30 PM — Art Lab: Get crafty with CDs
5:45-6 PM — Exhibition tour with the Teaching Fellows
6-7 PM — Guitarist Granard McClendon performs
6-8 PM — Free face-painting by SnapHappy's Tawny Minton
6:30-8:30 PM — Art on Film Series: Walter Anderson: Realizations of an Artist, followed by Q&A with the film's writer and director Win Riley, and co-producer David Wolf
7-8 PM — Speak Your Mind Open Mic
Until 8 PM — The Museum Store and galleries open late

FOOD & BEVERAGE
Food Trucks in The Art Garden: T & M Dogs, 2for7 Kitchen, and Kona Ice
Cash bar available at 5 PM

Museum After Hours performances are sponsored by the Greater Jackson Arts Council through their Music First program, with funding from Visit Jackson. The Art on Film series is sponsored by Ergon Foundation and Crossroads Film Festival. The Museum's Teaching Fellow program is sponsored by the AT&T Foundation and Wells Fargo Foundation.

Museum After Hours | Back to School Edition

Thursday, August 15, 2019

5:30 - 8 PM

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 collaborations feature one-night pop-up exhibitions and food trucks, along with combinations of live music, outdoor movies, and games. This month, the Museum is lending a helping hand to teachers and students with a school supply drive! The community is invited to drop off supplies at the Museum during business hours between now and August 15 for distribution to our area teachers. (Don’t forget about sketchbooks and drawing supplies for those superstar art teachers out there!) Every pack of pencils and crayons makes a big difference in making sure our educators have what they need to share their passion for learning with their students!

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

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
5:30-8 PM – Pop-up Exhibit: Community Book Illustrations by Robin Martea, Ernest Davis, Imani Smith
5:30-8 PM – Toot Teach and Roll Mobile Learning Center
5:30-7:30 PM – Art Lab: Community Book Project
6-8 PM – Free face-painting with SnapHappy’s Tawny Minton
6-6:30 PM – Exhibit talk feat. artist and author William Dunlap + his new book, Pappy Kitchens and the Saga of Red Eye the Rooster, book signing to follow
6-7 PM — CAPE Re:frame | Away from Home: A Workshop and Conversation about Pre-Columbian Peru and Present Mississippi
6:30-7:15 PM – Dance performance by Kinetic Etchings
6:30-7:30 PM: Musician I Tiger Rogers
Until 8 PM - Museum galleries and store open late

Food Trucks in The Art Garden: Taqueria LaReata, Family First, Wheel of Flavor, Kona Ice

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

Panel Discussion with Artist Rico Gatson & Scholar RaShell Smith-Spears

Saturday, September 7, 2019

2:30 - 4 PM

The Gertrude C. Ford Galleries for the Permanent Collection

On the opening day of New Symphony of Time, the Museum's new permanent collection exhibition, Museum Director Betsy Bradley will moderate a discussion with writer and Jackson State University professor Dr. RaShell Smith-Spears and Brooklyn-based artist Rico Gatson about creativity and movement across time as it relates to the themes of the exhibition.

Using his own work Four Stations as the basis for his dialogue, Rico will discuss his time spent in Mississippi and the surreal beauty of place that is so fraught with history, all of which shaped his work about the spaces associated with the murder of Emmett Till.

Smith-Spears, who has authored an essay for the new exhibition about the Margaret Walker poem, This is My Century, Black Synthesis of Time, which serves as an inspiration for the exhibition, will discuss the ways that writers and artists have used memory, place, and equality to connect humanity across time.

This event is free and open to the public.

A 4 PM happy hour for our opening day guests, courtesy of the Museum, will follow the panel discussion. MORE OPENING DAY EVENTS

About the Speakers:

Dr. RaShell Smith-Spears is an associate professor at Jackson State University, having earned her Ph.D in English from the University of Missouri. She has published extensively in literary journals, and her research interests include African American literature, 19th century literature, and identity politics.

Rico Gatson is a Brooklyn-based artist who has become known for his bold work based on significant moments in African American history. His most recent projects include My Eyes Have Seen, on view at the Ronald Feldman Gallery in 2018, and a series of mosaic murals in the New York City subway, featuring Bronx icons such as James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Reggie Jackson.

Gallery Talk | Laurin Stennis

Friday, September 6, 2019

11:30 AM - noon

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 month, Mississippi artist Laurin Stennis leads Museum guests on a walk through the exhibition New Symphony of Time.
This event is free and open to the public.

Music in the City | Clarissa Behr Davis

Tuesday, September 3, 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. The series continues with a vocal performance by soprano Clarissa Behr Davis, accompanied by pianist Jane Bird Joseph.

FREE ADMISSION | Cash bar available at 5:15 PM
Generously sponsored by St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral

CLARISSA BEHR DAVIS, dramatic coloratura soprano, has sung in operas, oratorios, and recitals throughout the United States as well as on national television. Major operatic roles to her credit include Violetta, Gilda, Cleopatra, and Madame Goldentrill. She earned a Bachelor of Music (B.M.) from Belhaven University and a Master of Music (M.M.) and Doctor of Music (D.M.) from Indiana University. All three degrees are in Vocal Performance.

Dr. Davis is the recipient of numerous musical awards that include being a finalist in the regional Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. The Journal of Voice published a paper that she co-authored with her husband, Michael Davis, M.D. It is concerned with vocal health and based on her dissertation. Dr. Michael Davis, a nephrologist, is an accomplished organist and pianist. The husband and wife duo often performs recitals and programs that vary from sacred to classical. The Davises have two adult daughters and two granddaughters.

Dr. Davis has been a member of numerous professional organizations that include National Association of Teachers of Singing, Mu Phi Epsilon, American College of Musicians, National Music Teachers Association, and the American Guild of Organists. Having more than 40 years of teaching experience, Dr. Davis has taught music on all levels from elementary to graduate school. She currently teaches Voice and Music Appreciation at Hinds Community College in Raymond. She has served as soprano soloist, music director, pianist, and organist in several churches and for numerous civic and genealogical associations. She has also served as stage director for community theatrical and operatic performances. She was awarded a Hinds Community College Faculty Life Star Award in 2010. Dr. Davis was awarded the Alumni of the Year in Fine Arts at Belhaven University in 2018.

Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

Saturday, August 24, 2019

11 AM - noon

Begins in the Museum Foyer

This event is free and open to the public.

Look and Learn with Hoot

Friday, August 16, 2019

10:30 AM-noon

The Museum Foyer & BancorpSouth Classroom

This educational opportunity for children up to 5 years of age and their parents, emphasizes creative play and literacy through a hands-on art activity and storytime. Please dress for mess!
This event is free and open to the public.

Museum After Hours | Back to School

Thursday, August 15, 0019

5:30 - 8 PM

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 collaborations feature one-night pop-up exhibitions and food trucks, along with combinations of live music, outdoor movies, and games. Each month has a new theme and a new story.
This event is free and open to the public.

Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

Saturday, August 17, 2019

11 AM - noon

In the Galleries

This event is free and open to the public.

Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

Saturday, August 10, 2019

11 AM - noon

In the Galleries

This event is free and open to the public.

Opening Day | “New Symphony of Time”

Saturday, September 7, 2019

10 AM - 5 PM

Museum Foyer, Galleries of New Symphony of Time

The Museum is pleased to present the reinstallation of its permanent collection galleries. The new exhibition, New Symphony of Time, illuminates and expands the boundaries of Mississippi’s identity. Join us in celebrating its opening day!

10-11:30 AM
CAPE Art & Coffee with Dr. Robert Luckett, Director of the Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University

11 AM-4 PM
Art Lab activities for all ages with the Museum Teaching Fellows

11:30 AM
Literary Reading with Monica Atkins reciting “This is My Century: Black Synthesis of Time”

11:45 AM
Exhibition Tour with Chief Curator Dr. Roger Ward

12:45 PM
Exhibition Tour with Curator of American Art Elizabeth Abston

1:30 PM
Literary Reading

2:30 PM
Panel Discussion with writer and Jackson State University professor Dr. Rashell Smith-Spears and Brooklyn-based artist Rico Gatson

4 PM
Happy Hour for our opening day guests, courtesy of the Museum!


These events are free and open to the public.

New Symphony of Time has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional support is provided by the State of Mississippi, Mississippi Department of Archives & History, Trustmark Bank, and Visit Mississippi. The Museum Teaching Fellows are sponsored by the AT&T Foundation.

Music in the City | Diamond Piano Trio

Tuesday, August 6, 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 month, Dr. Stephen W. Sachs, Shellie Brown Kemp, and Veronica Parrales perform as the Diamond Piano Trio. The Trio will offer music to delight the aural palate from Paul Schoenfield's fresh, jazzy "Cafe Music" to Felix Mendelssohn's tuneful melodies and whirling will-o-the-wisp scherzo.

This event is free and open to the public.

Generously sponsored by St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral

Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

Sunday, August 4, 2019

11 AM - noon

Begins in the Museum Foyer

Art & Coffee

Saturday, August 3, 2019

10 - 11:30 AM

The Museum Foyer, Galleries

Art and Coffee is an opportunity to slow down with fellow art lovers in a casual morning learning space. This event is free and open to the public. Coffee is served. This month, Aylen Mercado shares her experience this summer as the Museum’s first CAPE intern and discusses her research into the pre-Columbian artworks in the Museum’s permanent collection while reflecting on Andean cultures, past and present, and the legacy of coloniality.

Generously sponsored by Gibbs Travis PLLC

The Center for Art & Public Exchange (CAPE) and its programs are supported by its founding partners: W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Henry Luce Foundation, Southern Poverty Law Center, and Bradley Arant.

Director’s Gallery Talk | Betsy Bradley

Friday, July 26, 2019

11:30 AM

In the Galleries

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 walk through the galleries is the second in a series of four led by Museum Director Betsy Bradley, who will give her perspective on current exhibitions and the direction of future Museum projects and programming.

This event is free and open to the public.

Gallery Talk | Betsy Bradley

Friday, July 12, 2019

11:30 AM

In the Galleries

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. While leading this walk through the galleries of Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now, Mississippi Museum of Art Director Betsy Bradley will discuss the Museum's plans for the upcoming exhibition year and the future.

This event is free and open to the public.

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.

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 601.965.9912

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 601.965.9912

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 601.965.9912

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 601.965.9912

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 601.965.9912

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 601.965.9912

Young Artists: Experiments with 2D & 3D Media

Monday, June 24, 2019 - Friday, June 28

1 - 4 PM

Entergy Classroom

Ages: 7-10
Teacher: Samantha King
Cost: $175 (Members: $148.75)
REGISTER HERE

This week's camper will experiment with ceramics, paper, wire, paint, & performance as they learn to tell stories through art. Inspired by works on view in the exhibition Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now, students will be challenged to create works that cast interesting shadows, emphasizing the use of line, shape, and form in artwork. 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 601.965.9912

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 601.965.9912

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 601.965.9912


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 601.965.9912

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 601.965.9912

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 601.965.9912

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.

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 | Birds of a Feather

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. This month, the Museum is readying the Trustmark Grand Hall for the opening of the exhibition Pappy Kitchens and the Saga of Red Eye the Rooster on Saturday, July 20. Our after-hours pop-up exhibition celebrates a bird of a different flock with DUCKrageous, an eye-boggling showcase of graphic artist Dan Magee's extreme rubber duck collection with photos by Allen Cotton. Also on view will be works created by all of our Museum School campers! We'll have art-making and live music in The Art Garden, along with food trucks for the famished. 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 | DUCKrageous & The Museum School End-of-Camp Showcase
5:30-7:30 PM: Art Lab | Let's decorate some ducks!
6:30-8 PM: Face-painting by Tawny Minton
6:30-7:30 PM: Live music feat. TB Ledford & the Accumulators
Until 8 PM: The Museum Store and Galleries are open late

FOOD & DRINK
Cash bar* and food available for purchase from 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.

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!

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.

Generously sponsored by The UMMC Cancer Institute

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