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Tuesday - Saturday

10 AM - 5 PM

Sunday

noon - 5 PM


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Upcoming Events

Music in the City

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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

Trustmark Grand Hall

Music in the City is a live monthly performance by classical and traditional artists. The January program features Franz Shubert’s Arpeggione Sonata and compositions by Robert Schumann performed by Ausra Jasineviciute on the viola and John Paul on the piano. This event is free and open to the public, donations are welcomed. Sponsored by Wise Carter Child & Caraway, P.A.

Gallery Talk | "Beneath the Surface of Sam Gilliam's 'Red April'"

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

11:30 AM-noon

Talk begins in Museum Lobby

In 1970, Mississippi-native Sam Gilliam created his monumental canvas, Red April, which was inspired by the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in April, 1968. Led by Museum Curator Elizabeth Abston, the gallery talk explores Gilliam’s motivations, painting process, and lasting legacy to the field of abstract art. 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...

Moving Images in Mississippi Bicentennial Film Series | "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"

Thursday, January 25, 2018

6:30 PM

Trustmark Grand Hall

For more than a century the landscapes and stories of Mississippi have inspired filmmakers. Beginning in Natchez in 1914, cinematic storytellers have used our backdrops to enhance and authenticate their vision. And the imagination of our own writers and the drama of our own history have been brought to life by directors of influence, insight, and power. On the fourth Thursday and Friday of each month, the Moving Images in Mississippi Bicentennial Film Series will celebrate...

Moving Images in Mississippi Bicentennial Film Series | "Thieves Like Us"

Friday, January 26, 2018

6:30 PM

Trustmark Grand Hall

For more than a century the landscapes and stories of Mississippi have inspired filmmakers. Beginning in Natchez in 1914, cinematic storytellers have used our backdrops to enhance and authenticate their vision. And the imagination of our own writers and the drama of our own history have been brought to life by directors of influence, insight, and power. On the fourth Thursday and Friday of each month, the Moving Images in Mississippi Bicentennial Film Series will celebrate...

Art in Mind

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

10:30 AM-noon

BancorpSouth Classroom

Everyone wants to strengthen their memory. As we get older, it’s not just about strengthening it, but also about maintaining it. Art in Mind uses art exploration in the galleries to stimulate observation and recall, followed by hands-on engagement in the studio. Art Therapist Susan Anand joins William Hollingsworth Fellow McKenzie Drake to create fun and comfortable experiences inspired by artworks in the Museum’s collection that stimulate cognition. No previous experience is needed...

Art and Coffee | White Gold

Saturday, February 3, 2018

10-11:30 AM

Trustmark Grand Hall

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. The February installment of Art and Coffee is held inside the galleries of White Gold: Thomas Sayre, where visitors will be invited to share their reaction about the complexities and...