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This Light of Ours with Curator Kathleen Varnell

This week, we took at sneak peak at This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement with MMA curatorial associate Kathleen Varnell. The exhibition of 157 black and white photographs is on view March 7 - August 17, 2014 and includes work from nine activist photographers who were themselves willing participants in the Movement as it raged in the South during the 1960s. The images preserve some of the most historically significant moments and events of that time, but they also encapsulate the humanity of the activists and residents, white and black and otherwise, who helped chart a new course for the modern South.

At the entrance to the galleries.At the entrance to the galleries.

“I think it’s gong to be a beautiful show,” said Kathleen. “And the time I’ve spent in here with these photographs just makes me realize how intense that time period was. Although I was born and living during that era, I did not experience any of this that we see here in these images....

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Posted on Friday, February 28, 2014 by MMA

#DunlapDetails Vol. 1

If you’ve visited the Museum, you’re probably familiar with William Dunlap’s Panorama of the American Landscape that greets visitors from its home in Trustmark Grand Hall. It’s one of our ongoing and free public exhibitions. Because of the sheer size, some of the painting’s details aren’t readily apparent from a distance. In a new series called #DunlapDetails, we take closer looks at the many small paintings within the whole. Next time you visit, find and share your favorite corner with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the #DunlapDetails hashtag!

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Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 by MMA

Core Sample Road Trip Part 3 - Clarksdale

In January of 2014, daniel johnson of Significant Developments, LLC and MMA staffer Julian Rankin embarked on a statewide road trip to spread the word about the C3 Participatory Art Project, Core Sample. Here is part three of that journey. If you haven’t familiarized yourself with this year’s C3 project, click here.

Look at past blog entries to see Parts 1 and 2 of the trip and learn more about the evolution of this project.

Core Sample, a work of Significant Developments, LLC is made possible through support from Alternate ROOTS.

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Posted on Friday, February 21, 2014 by MMA

Core Sample Road Trip Part 2

In January of 2014, daniel johnson of Significant Developments, LLC and MMA staffer Julian Rankin embarked on a statewide road trip to spread the word about the C3 Participatory Art Project, Core Sample. Here is part two of that journey. If you haven’t familiarized yourself with this year’s C3 project, click here.

Look at past blog entries to see Part 1 of the trip and learn more about the evolution of this project.

Core Sample, a work of Significant Developments, LLC is made possible through support from Alternate ROOTS.

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Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by MMA