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Mississippi Museum of Art hosts blockbuster exhibition of 20th century modern masters

Works by more than fifty artists from Georgia O’Keeffe to Jackson Pollock


Exclusive Press Preview for When Modern Was Contemporary: Selections from the Roy R. Neuberger Collection, the fifteenth presentation of The Annie Laurie Swaim Hearin Memorial Exhibition Series. With works by 52 of the 20th century’s most influential artists, the exhibition illuminates the artistic transformations that took place in the U.S. during the first half of the century while also exploring Roy R. Neuberger’s significant role as a collector of and an advocate for the contemporary art of his time. On view at the Museum in Jackson from April 9 – October 30, 2016, this presentation marks the first time this collection has traveled from its home at the Neuberger...

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Posted on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 by MMA

Mississippi Museum of Art hosts student art exhibition - Feb. 6 - March 6

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

Mississippi Museum of Art hosts student art exhibition

The Scholastic Art Awards of 2016 Mississippi Regional Competition

On view February 6 – March 6, 2016

(Jackson, Miss…) The Mississippi Museum of Art (the Museum) is pleased to recognize winning students from The Scholastic Art Awards of 2016 Mississippi Regional Competition. Award winners will be displayed as part of the Scholastic Art Awards exhibition, on view February 6 through March 6, 2016 at the Museum in The Donna and Jim Barksdale Galleries for Changing Exhibitions. Awarded artists will be recognized during a reception and ceremony on Sunday, March 13 (1 PM college fair; 2 PM ceremony).

Out of more than 1,800 visual art submissions from across the state, 289 selected works of art received Honorable Mention, 121 works received Silver Key, and 160 works received Gold Key. Entries receiving Gold Key awards will be sent to New York City where they will contend in the national competition among 80 other regions.

“Each year, the quantity and quality of the artwork produced...

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Posted on Thursday, February 4, 2016 by MMA

Creativity Kitchen in Jackson Public Schools

Mississippi Museum of Art and Jackson Public Schools announce

Creativity Kitchen: Chef Inspired Cuisine for Healthy Scholars

Partnership led by Chef Nick Wallace brings culinary arts, nutrition, into local schools

(Jackson, Miss…) Jackson Public Schools, the Mississippi Museum of Art, and the Museum’s Executive Chef and Culinary Curator Nick Wallace announce Creativity Kitchen, an initiative designed to spark excitement and education about eating and preparing healthy food in middle school cafeterias. The program will be piloted in two Jackson Middle Schools, Blackburn Laboratory Middle School and Powell Middle School, before rolling out in a wider launch to more middle schools around the city.

The purpose of Creativity Kitchen is to connect culinary arts, nutrition education, and creativity to engage students, staff, families, and the community to foster the desire in students to eat well, eat fresh, and enjoy the process of preparing healthy meals. Through the partnership, JPS students, staff, and supporters will be exposed to the fruits of culinary...

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Posted on Monday, January 25, 2016 by MMA

New Art in the Garden

Installed just this week, the newest addition to the sculptural collection in The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art. Here are a few shots of the installation. Come see it in person and explore the grounds to find more gems of public art.

Duncan Baird, Age of Bronze, 2009. Bronze, brick, and limestone. Museum purchase, 2015.038

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Posted on Friday, December 18, 2015 by MMA

Power of Art Celebrated in New Community Exhibition Series

PRESS CONTACT: Julian Rankin jrankin@msmuseumart.org | 601.960.1515

For Immediate Release: November 17, 2015

Mississippi Museum of Art Launches New Community Exhibition Series Featuring Work by Participants in Nonprofit Visual Arts Programs

Painted by Willie Green of Panola, MS

(Jackson, Miss…) The Mississippi Museum of Art (the Museum) is proud to announce a new series of exhibitions showcasing work created through nonprofit art programs in communities throughout the state. The Art in Us All Community Exhibition Series was created in order to deepen the relationship between the Museum and its visitors and to cultivate creativity in the community for people of all ages and backgrounds. Through this series, the Museum develops partnerships with Mississippi nonprofits who incorporate visual art into their social service work. Art in Us All exhibitions are free and open to the public. The first exhibition in this series, on view through Sunday, December 13, features work made by the participants of HeARTWorks, an art ministry serving clients of Stewpot Community Services in Jackson. The motto of the ministry, embodied...

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Posted on Monday, November 16, 2015 by MMA

Local Student Receives Attention in National Exhibition

PRESS CONTACT: Julian Rankin jrankin@msmuseumart.org | 601.960.1515

For Immediate Release: September 3, 2015

Mississippi Student’s Original Artwork on Display in Year-Long Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Exhibition at Two Prestigious Washington, D.C. Locations

The nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, in partnership with The U.S. Department of Education and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, host the annual Art.Write.Now.DC Exhibition featuring artwork by a Mississippi student.

Noel Quave, Mississippi School for the Arts, Kelly Walters instructor. Gold Key and American Visions Medal for Mixed Media work, The Messiah

(Jackson, Miss…) The Mississippi Museum of Art (the Museum) is proud to announce that Mississippi scholastic artist Noel Quave, a student at the Mississippi School of the Arts, has been selected to be a part of the annual Art.Write.Now.DC Exhibition, on view at two prominent Washington D.C. locations:...

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Posted on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 by MMA

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Posted on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 by MMA

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