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Jackson, MS 39201

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Museum Hours

Tuesday - Saturday

10 AM - 5 PM

Sunday

noon - 5 PM


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Upcoming Exhibitions

Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now

April 27 - August 25, 2019

2019 Mississippi Invitational

June 28 - August 11, 2019

New Symphony of Time

Opens September 7, 2019

Exhibition Events

  • 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, demos, and crafts, and meet artists on view in Black Out and VISUAL VOICES: Contemporary Chickasaw Art, including fiber artist Tyra Shackleford, painter Joshua Hinson, painter Erin Shaw, and origami artist Kumi Yamashita. We’re also excited to have special guests John Spann and Lance Harris from the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and local...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Art Nights | The CAPE Lab

    Tuesday, June 11, 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 event is free and open to the public.

  • Gallery Talk

    Friday, June 14, 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 event is free and open to the public.

  • 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...