380 South Lamar Street
Jackson, MS 39201
Tuesday - Saturday
10 AM - 5 PM
noon - 5 PM
Thursday, January 17, 20195:30 - 8 PM
Galleries, Classrooms, and The Art Garden
Know Your Magic, Baby — It’s the final month to see Jeffrey Gibson: Like A Hammer and Museum After Hours invites you to “express yourself” a la the dizzying array of color, texture, materials, and pop-culture influence on view in Gibson’s work. From statement tees to top hats, we want to see how you represent yourself! You Can Feel It All Over — Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand. ...
Friday, January 18, 201910:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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!
Friday, January 18, 201911:30 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. Join Chief Curator Roger Ward for this talk that highlights a diverse group of painters and sculptors, all represented in the exhibition, Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in The Johnson Collection, who followed very different paths to artistic achievement. Some...
Saturday, January 19, 20198 PM
Trustmark Grand Hall
In partnership with Jackson Indie Music Week (JIMWeek), MMA presents a museum-wide silent disco dance party and late-night gallery experience 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....
Saturday, January 19, 201911 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.
Saturday, January 26, 2019noon
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...