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Mississippi Museum of Art Presents Spanish Sojourns: Robert Henri and the Spirit of Spain

Media Contact: Julian Rankin jrankin@msmuseumart.org 601-960-1515

Mississippi Museum of Art Presents Spanish Sojourns: Robert Henri and the Spirit of Spain and Robert Henri and Spain, Face to Face September 27, 2014 – January 4, 2015 Two presentations in The Annie Laurie Swaim Hearin Memorial Exhibition Series

(Jackson, Miss.) ... The Mississippi Museum of Art (the Museum) is pleased to present the landmark exhibition Spanish Sojourns: Robert Henri and the Spirit of Spain. The exhibition will be on view in The Donna and Jim Barksdale Galleries for Changing Exhibitions September 27, 2014 – January 4, 2015. Spanish Sojourns is the fourteenth presentation in The Annie Laurie Swaim Hearin Memorial Exhibition Series. Established in 1989 to honor the memory of Annie Laurie Swaim Hearin, one of the Museum’s most dedicated patrons and volunteers, the Hearin series showcases exhibitions of world-class art, attracting visitors to Jackson from across Mississippi, the Southeast, and beyond.

Organized by Telfair Museums in Savannah, Georgia, this groundbreaking show is the first museum exhibition dedicated to the Spanish...

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Posted on Thursday, September 11, 2014 by MMA

Figment Jackson Featured Artwork - Big Bad Bucky Ball

On Thursday, September 18, we open the Museum doors after hours to partner with artists and organizers of Figment Jackson for a one-night pop up exhibition. Eight projects in progress will be showcased as a teaser for the 2014 Figment Jackson festival on October 18. Here is one of the eight projects you can expect to experience.

Artists: Chris Bowron and Scott Sorensen

Title: Big Bad Bucky Ball

Description: Geodesic sphere created for mark making, art creating, structurally amazing no-holds-barred play for the geometrically minded.

Dimension: Approximately 7’ in diameter spheroid

Medium: Bent metal rods covered with paper and fixed with polyurethane

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Posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 by MMA

CALL TO ARTISTS: Accepting Proposals for Participatory Project in The Art Garden

The Museum is currently accepting proposals from artists interested in leading our Spring 2015 C3 participatory art project in The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art! Deadline for proposals is September 30, 2014.

Each Spring, the Museum hosts a unique and original participatory art installation as part of our ongoing series, C3: Creativity. Conversation. Community. The goal of this series is to bring together the diverse members and citizens of the community for the purpose of fueling an artwork that is representative of this place and of Mississippi.

Application information here.

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Posted on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 by MMA

#VaultVantage - Alfred Hutty OR “having a moment with a painting”

By Caitlin Podas, Registrar

When you are a graduate student and writing a thesis, your topic usually takes over your life. I can fully attest to that statement. I wrote my graduate school thesis about Edwin A. Harleston, an African American portrait painter, who was active in Charleston, SC in the 1920s. For the last year of my program Mr. Harleston and the other southern artists that were active during the Charleston Renaissance occupied my every thought. It’s been about two years since I graduated now, but my topic still seems to be a part of my life; probably because I work in an art museum in the South, go figure.

Last week as I was putting new acquisitions away in the Vault, I noticed the label on another artwork that brought me back to my graduate school days. I had stumbled upon Alfred Hutty’s In Magnolia Gardens, Charleston, S.C. which has been in the Museum’s collection since the Museum was the Mississippi Art Association. The painting and I had what can only be described as ‘a...

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Posted on Thursday, September 4, 2014 by MMA