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

Art Lab - Exquisite Corpse

Big City Art. Southern Hospitality

Hack the Museum

Dispatches from the Field: Walking (and Painting) to School

Whole Schools Initiative at MMA

Social Practice - Museum School Engages on Many Levels

daniel johnson’s Aha Moment

Education Events

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Homeschool Day: Teaching Fellows Tour, “Seeing Sound”

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

2 - 2:45 PM

Teaching Fellows are full-time students at Belhaven University, Jackson State University, Millsaps College, or Tougaloo College who were chosen for their academic rigor and interest in teaching and museums. Coming

The Magnificent Masterpiece Showcase: A MAC Whole Schools Pop-Up Exhibition

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

5:30 - 7:30 PM

Museum Corridor

The Magnificent Masterpiece Showcase features student artwork from schools taking part in the Whole Schools Initiative, an arts-integrated teaching program sponsored by the Mississippi Arts Commission. This one-night pop-up exhibition

Homeschool Day: Teaching Fellows Tour, “Mediums of Memory”

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

2 – 2:45 PM

Teaching Fellows are full-time students at Belhaven University, Jackson State University, Millsaps College, or Tougaloo College who were chosen for their academic rigor and interest in teaching and museums. Coming

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.

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.

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