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Museum After Hours | Uncommon Spirit

Thursday, July 20, 2017

5:30 PM - until

Stand up. Stand out. Stand together.

This month, we celebrate the aspirational spirit of home and community – from ethereal Mississippi landscapes to homegrown Civil Rights heroines. A one-night pop up exhibition of work by artists George “Sky” Miles and Rosalind “Roz” Roy finds extraordinary meaning in familiar people and places. Partnering with upGrade Mississippi, the Museum screens a locally-produced documentary about activist Dorie Ladner, a Hattiesburg native and former Jackson State University and Tougaloo College student who, during the 1960s, protested the wrongful jailing of the Tougaloo Nine, fought to integrate the Woolworth's lunch counter, and worked alongside Bob Moses, Medgar Evers, and others to give voice to disenfranchised Mississippians. The evening also features live music, community conversation, after hours shopping, and Lunch Counter 2.0 a history-inspired ‘sipp Sourced pop-up dining experience by Chef and Culinary Curator Nick Wallace.

About Third Thursdays:
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


5:30 PM - until: Pop up exhibition of work by George "Sky" Miles and Rosalind "Roz" Roy
6:30 PM - Screening of "Well-Behaved Women Don’t Make HerStory: The Dorie Ladner Story", in partnership with upGrade Mississippi
7 PM - Panel discussion with filmmakers and upGrade Mississippi
7:30 PM - Informal "Dine and Discuss" conversation at The Palette Cafe "lunch counter" with Dr. Wilma Clopton
Until 8 PM: Galleries open late, including The Wolfe Family Legacy

5:30 PM - until: ‘sipp Sourced with Chef Nick Wallace pop up dining - "Lunch Counter 2.0"
5:30 PM - until: Cash Bar

5:30 - 6:15 PM Terrance Evans on grand piano
6:15 PM Performance of "This Little Light of Mine" by Byron Johnson
6:30 PM until: "Open-Mic" Grand Piano
until 8 PM: Shopping in The Museum Store