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Upcoming Events

Art in Mind

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

10:30 AM – noon

Bancorp South Classroom

Everyone wants to strengthen their memory. As we get older, it’s not just about strengthening it, but also about maintaining it. Art in Mind uses art exploration in the galleries to stimulate observation and recall, followed by hands-on engagement in the studio. Art Therapist Susan Anand joins Museum Director of Engagement & Learning daniel johnson to create fun and comfortable experiences inspired by artworks in the Museum’s collection that stimulate cognition. No previous experience...

Preview Party for “The Wolfe Family Legacy”

Thursday, May 25, 2017

6 – 8 PM

Museum members and the public at large are invited to an exclusive glimpse at the Museum’s most recent changing exhibitions of work by one of Mississippi’s most influential artist-families, The Wolfe Family Legacy. Typically reserved for Museum members, this preview party is open to the public for a ticket price of $20 that includes exhibition admission ($10 adults, $8 seniors, $6 students), food, drink, and live entertainment. Non-members can enjoy the benefits of membership revelry for the...

Live at Lunch! - Kerry Thomas

Friday, May 26, 2017

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Mississippi Museum of Art, The Art Garden

Experience the perfect pairing of cuisine, music, and The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art! Each Friday in May, a local musician takes the C Spire Stage in The Art Garden to liven up your lunch break. Enjoy the spring menu in The Palette Café prepared by Chef Nick Wallace and the ambiance of the season. This week's performance features musician Kerry Thomas. Live at Lunch! is sponsored by Pepsi.

Little Masters (ages 5 – 7) A

Monday, May 29, 2017 - Friday, June 2, 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. While gaining knowledge of the arts through hands-on experiences, students are introduced to the works in the Museum’s permanent collection. This fun-filled week will have your child bringing home wonderful works of art to share with you. Cost: $175. Register here. Teacher: Lesley Collins is...

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 through the lens of how we engage art as a group. Spend time in the galleries and hear special presentations from Museum staff and the occasional visiting artist! Coffee and pastries are served. This program is free and open to the public. For more information,...

Young Artists: Color Expressions (ages 8 – 10)

Monday, June 5, 2017 - Friday, June 9, 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. In this Young Artists class, students discover the meanings in artworks, through personal and guided close investigation, and apply those ideas to the creation of their own colorful and expressive artworks in our studio! Cost: $250. Register here. Teacher: Adam Farcus is the William R. Hollingsworth...

Introduction to Printmaking Practices (ages 8-10)

Monday, June 5, 2017 - Friday, June 9, 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. Over the course of the week, students will use drawing as a tool to explore sources of inspiration and to practice effectively planning prints. At the end of the course, students will have produced a mini portfolio of prints, which demonstrates their knowledge in each...

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

12:30 – 1:30 PM

Museum Classrooms

Creative Healing Studio is a bi-monthly art therapy gathering for adults being treated for cancer or those with a cancer diagnosis in their past. Licensed art therapist Susan Ainlay Anand facilitates this group to express themselves through art in an open studio approach while also sharing stories of hope, fear, joy, and sorrow. The group is open to all skill levels, novice to master, and encourages self-expression with an emphasis on exploration, curiosity, and skill-building...

Re:Workshop

Thursday, June 8, 2017

5:30 – 7:30 PM

BancorpSouth and Entergy Classrooms

Ages: 14+ Reply to the world! Revise our history! Rewrite the narrative! The Re:Workshop is a reoccurring monthly art-making and discussion workshop about the intersection of art and social justice. Each session will use collaborative discussion of artworks exhibited in The Mississippi Story as a starting point for creating work in the studio. People from all backgrounds, identities, political views, and experience levels are encouraged to attend. Cost: $10. Questions? Contact William R. Hollingsworth Fellow Adam...

Hoot and Holler Family Creation Lab

Sunday, June 11, 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. Families are guided in conversations around works by the selected artist followed by related studio projects in the classroom. Families will not only leave with an art work, but will learn techniques they can repeat and expand on at home. Cost: $10 per child. Questions? Contact...

The Sound of Color: Watercolor Landscapes (ages 14 – 17)

Monday, June 12, 2017 - Friday, June 16, 2017

9 AM – 4 PM

Rhythm, tone, contrast, vibrancy, color. These words describe both music and painting. An immersive, five-day workshop will explore the landscapes of the Mississippi Story. The workshop will focus on color, texture, and composition in a plein air environment. We will discuss both traditional and experimental watercolor techniques throughout the week. Cost: $250. Register here. Art supplies will be provided. Please bring plenty of water, sunglasses, and sun protection. Teacher: Kelly K. Walters teaches Visual Arts at...

Young Artists: Picturing Home (ages 8 – 10)

Monday, June 12, 2017 - Friday, June 16, 2017

9 AM – 4 PM

Students spend a week investigating the idea of home through drawing, acrylic painting, watercolor painting, and printmaking. In this Young Artists class, students discover the meanings in artworks in the Museum’s permanent collection, through guided close investigation, and apply those ideas to the creation of their own personal expression of home and comfort. Cost: $250. Register here. Teacher: Adam Farcus is the William R. Hollingsworth Fellow in Engagement and Learning at the Mississippi Museum of...

Music in the City

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

5:15 PM cash bar; 5:45 PM program

Trustmark Grand Hall

Music in the City continues with another masterpiece by Francis Paulenc, the Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano, played by oboist Tracy Carter, bassoonist Nathan Livingston, and pianist John Paul. Once again, Poulenc spreads himself from the popular (and even slightly sleazy) to the utmost in elegance. All three instruments are pushed to their technical boundaries in moments of breathtaking speed and chromatic extravagance. In contrast, violinist Tom Lowe and pianist John Paul play Mozart...

Museum After Hours – Man and Machine

Thursday, June 15, 2017

5:30 PM - until

Witness the public debut of artist Rory Roark, a self-taught artist who unlocked his creative expression through a fusion of handmade craftsmanship and digital design. His sculptures – constructed primarily from rolled tubes of humble paper board – explore the relationship between technological precision and human imperfection. Additional Third Thursday programming includes pop up ‘sipp Sourced dining with Chef Nick Wallace, an outdoor Screen on the Green movie, live music, and more. Every third Thursday we host...

Screen on the Green

Thursday, June 15, 2017

5:30 PM cash bar and concessions, movie at dusk

The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art

The Mississippi Museum of Art and the Crossroads Film Society present an outdoor film series on the BankPlus Green in The Art Garden. This month, we screen either "Bonnie & Clyde" or "Casablanca", as decided by public vote. Cost: Free, cash bar Part of Third Thursdays.

Economics & Art: Making the Connections

Friday, June 16, 2017

10 AM - 3:30 PM

Come explore the intersection of economics and the visual arts at the Museum! K-12 educators will learn how to deeply engage students in learning economic concepts through the exploration of works in the MMA permanent collection. Works of art can be viewed as primary source documents showing the historic impact of economics. The professional development will include discussions by experts in economics and art, interactive gallery discussions, and small working groups. Teachers will also learn...

Little Masters (ages 5 – 7) B

Monday, June 19, 2017 - Friday, June 23, 2017

9 AM - 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. While gaining knowledge of the arts through hands-on experiences, students are introduced to the works in the Museum’s permanent collection. This fun-filled week will have your child bringing home wonderful works of art to share with you. Cost: $175. Register here. Teacher: Lesley Collins is...

The Portrait: Realistic to Abstract Watercolor (ages 14 – 17)

Monday, June 19, 2017 - Friday, June 23, 2017

9 AM – 4 PM

An immersive five-day workshop will explore the portraiture of the Mississippi Story. Artists will begin the week by exploration of realistic proportion and aesthetics. Through the discussion of color, texture, and composition, the artists will learn to compose with the figure in both a realistic and an abstract voice. Cost: $250. Register here. Art supplies will be provided. Teacher: Kelly K. Walters teaches Visual Arts at the Mississippi School of the Arts in Brookhaven, Mississippi. Walters...

Studio I (ages 11-14) Ceramics and Hand Building

Monday, June 26, 2017 - Friday, June 30, 2017

9 AM – 4 PM

Students work with clay to learn coil and slab hand building techniques. Students create both small and more involved sculptural pieces, spanning multiple days. Projects include making vessels as well as sculptural objects. Students’ works will be fired on-site in the Museum’s own kiln. Throughout the week, students also spend time in the Museum’s galleries learning about the work of Mississippi sculptors. Cost: $275. Register here. Teacher: daniel johnson is the Director of Engagement...

From the Earth: Impermanence & Ceramics (ages 14 – 17)

Monday, June 26, 2017 - Friday, June 30, 2017

9 AM – 4 PM

For this themed course, students will spend a week investigating ideas of temporality through ceramics, installation art, and drawing. Each lesson will begin with the close viewing of artworks in the Museum’s permanent collection, where students will interpret their own meanings of the works. Students will create self-directed artworks in the studio that represent their thoughts on impermanence and contemporary art. Cost: $275. Register here. Teacher: Adam Farcus is the William R. Hollingsworth Fellow in...

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