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10 AM - 5 PM

Sunday

noon - 5 PM


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Upcoming Events

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

12:30 - 2 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.

Director's Gallery Talk | Betsy Bradley

Friday, August 23, 2019

11:30 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. This week’s walk through the galleries will be led by Museum Director Betsy Bradley. This event is free and open to the public.

Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

Saturday, August 24, 2019

11 AM - noon

Begins in the Museum Foyer

This event is free and open to the public.

Art in Mind I

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

10:30 AM-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’s Mississippi and AARP Mississippi, and generously sponsored by The Mind Center at UMMC.

Art in Mind II

Wednesday, August 28, 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’s Mississippi and AARP Mississippi, and generously sponsored by The Mind Center at UMMC.

Music in the City | Jane Bird Joseph

Tuesday, September 3, 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 month, the program features soprano Clarissa Behr Davis and pianist Jane Bird Joseph. This event is free and open to the public. Generously sponsored by St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, September 4, 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.

Gallery Talk | Laurin Stennis

Friday, September 6, 2019

11:30 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. This month, Mississippi artist Laurin Stennis leads Museum guests on a walk through the exhibition New Symphony of Time. This event is free and open to the public.

Opening Day | "New Symphony of Time"

Saturday, September 7, 2019

11 AM - 5 PM

Museum Foyer, Galleries of New Symphony of Time

The Museum is pleased to present the reinstallation of its permanent collection galleries. The new exhibition, New Symphony of Time, illuminates and expands the boundaries of Mississippi’s identity. Join us in celebrating its opening day! 10-11:30 AM CAPE Art & Coffee with Dr. Robert Luckett, Director of the Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University 11 AM-4 PM Art Lab activities for all ages with the Museum Teaching Fellows 11:30 AM Literary Reading 11:45 AM Exhibition Tour with Chief Curator Dr. Roger Ward 12:45 PM Exhibition Tour with Curator of American Art Elizabeth Abston 1:30 PM Literary Reading 2:30 PM Panel Discussion with writer and Jackson State University professor Dr. Rashell Smith-Spears and Brooklyn-based artist Rico Gatson 4 PM Happy Hour for our opening day guests, courtesy of the Museum! These events are free and open to the public. New Symphony of Time has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional support is provided by the State of Mississippi, Mississippi Department of Archives & History, Trustmark Bank, and Visit Mississippi. The Museum Teaching Fellows are sponsored by the AT&T Foundation.

Panel Discussion with Artist Rico Gatson & Scholar RaShell Smith-Spears

Saturday, September 7, 2019

2:30 - 4 PM

The Gertrude C. Ford Galleries for the Permanent Collection

On the opening day of New Symphony of Time, the Museum's new permanent collection exhibition, Museum Director Betsy Bradley will moderate a discussion with writer and Jackson State University professor Dr. RaShell Smith-Spears and Brooklyn-based artist Rico Gatson about creativity and movement across time as it relates to the themes of the exhibition. Using his own work Four Stations as the basis for his dialogue, Rico will discuss his time spent in Mississippi and the surreal beauty of place that is so fraught with history, all of which shaped his work about the spaces associated with the murder of Emmett Till. Smith-Spears, who has authored an essay for the new exhibition about the Margaret Walker poem "This is My Century, Black Synthesis of Time," which serves as an inspiration for the exhibition, will discuss the ways that writers and artists have used memory, place, and equality to connect humanity across time. This event is free and open to the public. A 4 PM happy hour for our opening day guests, courtesy of the Museum, will follow the panel discussion. MORE OPENING DAY EVENTS About the Speakers: Dr. RaShell Smith-Spears is an associate professor at Jackson State University, having earned her Ph.D in English from the University of Missouri. She has published extensively in literary journals, and her research interests include African American literature, 19th century literature, and identity politics. Rico Gatson is a Brooklyn-based artist who has become known for his bold work based on significant moments in African American history. His most recent projects include My Eyes Have Seen, on view at the Ronald Feldman Gallery in 2018, and a series of mosaic murals in the New York City subway, featuring Bronx icons such as James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Reggie Jackson.