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Sunday

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Upcoming Events

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, March 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 | 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...

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, the Museum’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. Gray will be joined...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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 discuss his forthcoming book, The Art of Activism: Art and Activism at Tougaloo College, scheduled for release by the University Press of Mississippi in the spring of 2020. This exhibition...

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.

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

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, April 3, 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.

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...

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,...

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...

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.

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.

Book Signing with Lovejoy Boteler

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

6:30 - 7:30 PM

The Museum Store

The Museum Store is thrilled to welcome the author of Crook Snake: The Life and Crimes of Albert Lepard. In Crooked Snake, Mississippi native Lovejoy Boteler tells the harrowing tale of his own kidnapping at the age of 18 by Parchman Penitentiary-escapee Albert Lepard and explores the life of the notorious convicted murderer and the events that led up to Boteler’s terrifying abduction. About the Book In 1968, during Albert Lepard's fifth escape from a life...

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.

Hoot and Holler Family Creation Lab

Sunday, April 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

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, April 17, 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.

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