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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Exhibit opening | Sunlight & Shadows: The Paintings of Kate Freeman Clark

Thursday, August 17, 2017

5:30 PM-until

The William B. and Isabel R. McCarty Foundation Gallery

In 1893, Kate Freeman Clark left her hometown of Holly Springs, Mississippi, and by the next year she had been accepted into the Art Students League of New York. There, she

Workshop: Training the Citizen Artist

Thursday, August 17, 2017

6:30-8 PM

Yates Room

Part of Third Thursday programming. An experiential workshop in which attendees will participate in exercises to explore community, engagement, and transformation. Activities will include applications of the Theater of the

Look and Learn with Hoot

Friday, August 18, 2017

10:30 AM-noon

Trustmark Grand Hall and BancorpSouth Classroom

Ages: 5 and under This educational opportunity for children up to five years of age with their parents emphasizes creative play and literacy through a hands-on art activity and story time.

Art & Coffee

Saturday, September 2, 2017

10 AM – 11:30 AM

Yates Community Room

Art and Coffee is an opportunity to slow down with fellow art lovers in a casual morning learning space. Join docents, volunteers, and Museum staff to look at and discuss

Hoot and Holler Family Creation Lab

Sunday, September 10, 2017

2 - 3:30 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

Ages: Families with children 6-10 Each second Sunday, families with children ages 6-10 are led by a Museum educator in an art project inspired by a different artist each month.

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