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Sunday

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Upcoming Events

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, May 3, 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...

Homeschool Days

Thursday, May 4, 2017

9:30 AM – noon

BancorpSouth and Entergy Classrooms

Ages: 6-12 Enjoy a morning at the Museum specially designed for homeschool families. Students will closely investigate art through a guided tour of The Mississippi Story and create artworks in the Museum classrooms. Homeschool Day activities are standards-based and interdisciplinary in nature. All participants will receive materials to extend the lesson at home. Program is available to homeschool families with children ages 6 through 12. Pre-registration is required and can be completed online here. Parents are welcome...

Live at Lunch!

Friday, May 5, 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 by Viking prepared by Chef Nick Wallace, the ambiance of the season, plus samplings of exciting new Pepsi products. Live at Lunch! is sponsored by Pepsi.

Art and Coffee with William Dunlap

Saturday, May 6, 2017

10 – 11:30 AM conversation; 11:30 AM book signing

Art and Coffee is an opportunity to slow down with fellow art lovers in a casual morning learning space. This month, we present a special edition of Art and Coffee featuring a discussion with accomplished Mississippi artist William Dunlap. The artist speaks about his flagship panoramic art installation in the Museum’s Trustmark Grand Hall; reads from his new collection of art and literature, Short Mean Fiction; and takes questions from the audience about everything...

New Stage Theatre presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Sunday, May 7, 2017

3 PM

Art Garden

New Stage Theatre’s Youth Acting Troupe presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a comedy written by William Shakespeare in 1595, in the Mississippi Museum of Art’s Art Garden. The popular play portrays the adventures of young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies inhabiting the forest in which most of the play is set. The play is one of Shakespeare's most popular works for the...

Music in the City

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

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

Trustmark Grand Hall

Music in the City presents an all-Poulenc program consisting of the Sonata for Flute and Piano and the Sonata for Clarinet and Piano. Flutist Gayle Entrekin, clarinetist Jim Moritsugu, and pianist John Paul do the honors. Poulenc composed a series of works for solo wind instruments and piano encompassing the entire family of winds. All have become classics. Come and hear these works of genius which charmingly run the gamut between Parisian street music and...

Re:Workshop

Thursday, May 11, 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. For this month’s Re:Workshop we will investigate the whole Mississippi Story exhibition and focus particularly on the painting, Arcola, by...

Live at Lunch!

Friday, May 12, 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 by Viking prepared by Chef Nick Wallace, the ambiance of the season, plus samplings of exciting new Pepsi products. Live at Lunch! is sponsored by Pepsi.

Hoot and Holler Family Creation Lab

Sunday, May 14, 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...

Dinner and a Movie: A Food Truck Festival (Vol. 4)

Thursday, May 18, 2017

5 – 10 PM

The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art

It’s our fourth annual garden party bringing together the best of Mississippi’s growing food truck culture. This year, it’s bigger than ever! Chow down on a diverse selection of fare from the state’s mobile culinarians and enjoy our own Chef Nick Wallace’s monthly ‘sipp Sourced pop up menu! Live music on the C Spire Stage. At dusk, settle in on the BankPlus Green for a special Screen on the Green...

Look and Learn with Hoot

Friday, May 19, 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. (Hoot, a friendly owl, is the Museum’s education mascot.) Please dress for mess! Sponsored by Children’s Medical Group, P.A. Cost: Free to the public. Questions? Contact William R. Hollingsworth Fellow Adam Farcus at afarcus@msmuseumart.org.

Live at Lunch!

Friday, May 19, 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 by Viking prepared by Chef Nick Wallace, the ambiance of the season, plus samplings of exciting new Pepsi products. Live at Lunch! is sponsored by Pepsi.

The Community Critiques

Saturday, May 20, 2017

noon – 2 PM

BancorpSouth and Entergy Classrooms

Ages: 18+ The Community Critiques is a seasonal critique group that meets in the Museum to give constructive feedback on participating artists’ artworks. Participation is free and open to anyone 18 years or older. Sessions are two hours long and critique lengths are time and participation dependent. A brief introduction to the critique process will precede each critique session. Accommodations can be made for most types of art, please inquire. People who have questions or would like...

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. Specific tools and techniques will be featured at each one. Other tools or media may be available upon request. Cost: $10. Questions? Contact William R. Hollingsworth Fellow Adam Farcus at afarcus@msmuseumart.org. Register here.

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...

Live at Lunch!

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 by Viking prepared by Chef Nick Wallace, the ambiance of the season, plus samplings of exciting new Pepsi products. This week's performance features musician Kerry Thomas. Live at...

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...

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...

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...

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