Learn & Engage

The Mississippi Museum of Art offers educational programs and activities for learners of all ages.

Our mission to "engage Mississippians in the visual arts" extends beyond our collection and beyond our building. As an organization servicing our community through the visual arts, we know that art can build relationships, engage difficult subjects, and expand the potential of each Mississippian.

daniel Johnson, Director of Engagement & Learning

From the Education Blog

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daniel johnson’s Aha Moment

Education Events

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Open Studio

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

5 – 7 PM

Bancorp South Classroom

All ages. Come to Open Studio and work on your own artwork! During Open Studio sessions the studios will be open for people of all ages to create independent artworks.

Little Masters (ages 5 – 7) A

Monday, May 29, 2017

9am – noon

During the week of Little Masters, children explore the visual arts through various practices to gain experience in collage and watercolor techniques, as well as the fundamentals of expressive abstraction.

Art & Coffee

Saturday, June 3, 2017

10 – 11:30 AM

Art & Coffee is an opportunity to slow down with fellow art lovers in a casual morning learning space. Join Museum staff to look at and discuss current and upcoming exhibitions

Young Artists: Color Expressions (ages 8 – 10)

Monday, June 5, 2017

9 AM – 4 PM

Students spend a week exploring the science and art of color by creating drawings, collages, paintings, and sculptures. Each lesson is based on artworks in the Museum’s permanent collection.

Introduction to Printmaking Practices (ages 8-10)

Monday, June 5, 2017

9 AM – 4 PM

Students will learn what exactly “printmaking” is and why it may be an artist’s medium of choice. Three basic printmaking techniques will be introduced, including monoprints, linocuts, and collagraphs.

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