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Sunday

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Upcoming Events

Indie Music Week Silent Disco

Saturday, January 19, 2019

8 PM

Trustmark Grand Hall

Jackson Indie Music Week (JIMWeek) presents a silent disco dance party celebrating the culmination of the fourth annual JIMWeek and the Museum’s dynamic exhibition, Jeffrey Gibson: Like A Hammer. Local DJs present curated playlists inspired by Gibson's genre-defying contemporary artworks, which mashup traditional indigenous aesthetics of the artist’s Choctaw and Cherokee heritage with song lyrics, pop culture, and themes of futurism and free expression. Embrace the expansive meanings of indigenous creativity, paying homage...

Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

Saturday, January 19, 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.

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...

Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

Saturday, January 26, 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.

Art in Mind I

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

10:30 AM to 12:00 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...

Art in Mind II

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

1:00 PM to 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...

Art and Coffee

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 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, February 5, 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

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

12:30 PM to 2:00 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.

Opening Day | 2019 Scholastic Art Awards

Saturday, February 9, 2019

10 AM

An exhibition of Gold Key and Silver Key winners of the 2019 Scholastic Art Awards. This exhibition is free and open to the public. Museum Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 AM-5 PM, and Sun., noon-5 PM

Hoot and Holler Family Creation Lab

Sunday, February 10, 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

Art in Mind I

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

10:30 AM - noon

BancorpSouth Classroom & In The 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...

Art in Mind II

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

1-2:30 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom & In The 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...

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.

Look and Learn with Hoot

Friday, February 15, 2019

10:30 PM to 11:30 PM

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!

Art Nights | Delia

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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

This month, we take a focused look at the Portrait of Delia by artist James Reid Lambdin. This exceptional work, painted prior to the Civil War, features a woman named Delia, who was enslaved in the William Bisland family of Mount Repose plantation in Natchez. Though the details of her life are not yet known, this program will be open to dialogue studying the importance of her presence and will encourage questions and interpretations that...

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

12:30 PM to 2:00 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.

Museum After Hours

Thursday, February 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 and food trucks, along with combinations of live music, outdoor movies, art making, and games. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

Art in Mind I

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

10:30 AM to 12:00 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...

Art in Mind II

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

1:00 PM to 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...

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