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10 AM - 5 PM

Sunday

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Upcoming Events

Look and Learn with Hoot

Friday, July 21, 2017

10:30 AM – noon

Trustmark Grand Hall and BancorpSouth Classroom

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.

Young Artists: Art & Nature (ages 8 – 10)

Monday, July 17, 2017 - Friday, July 21, 2017

9 AM – 4 PM

Students spend a week investigating the connections between art and nature through the mediums of sculpture, drawing, painting, and installation art as well as through the close interpretation of works in the Museum’s collection. In this Young Artists class, each lesson is based on works from the permanent collection that lead us to find how nature effects artists, how artists depict nature, and how our creative voices can be expressed through nature! Cost: $250. Register...

Introduction to Printmaking Practices (ages 11-14)

Monday, July 17, 2017 - Friday, July 21, 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...

Lunch Counter 2.0 | ‘sipp Sourced with Chef Nick Wallace

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - Saturday, July 22, 2017

Lunch 11 AM – 2 PM; dinner Third Thursday night, 5:30 PM until

This month, Chef Nick Wallace reclaims the symbolism of the 1960s Southern lunch counter and honors the courage of homegrown activists, like Mississippian Dorie Ladner (Ladner was arrested while fighting to integrate the Woolworth's lunch counter in Jackson in 1963). Lunch Counter 2.0 reimagines short-order diner classics with a modern twist and a side helping of history, and invites diners of all backgrounds to share a common table. Learn more about activist Dorie Ladner on Third Thursday...

CANCELLED: Mini Matisse (Ages 3 - 4)

Monday, July 24, 2017 - Friday, July 28, 2017

10-11:30 AM

Museum Classrooms

Monday - Friday, 10 - 11:30 AM Introduce your budding artist to the Museum and the world of art through age appropriate gallery activities, hands on art projects, art games, and art books. Bring your imagination and dress for mess! Cost: $75. Register here. Class size is limited and care givers must be present.

Art in Mind

Wednesday, July 26, 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 creates fun and comfortable experiences inspired by artworks in the Museum’s collection that stimulate cognition. No previous experience is needed to enjoy this creative opportunity. Free to...

Little Masters (ages 5 – 7) D

Monday, July 31, 2017 - Friday, August 4, 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...

Hoot and Holler Family Creation Lab

Sunday, August 13, 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.

Music in the City

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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

Trustmark Grand Hall

Music in the City concludes its 2016-17 season with a performance of the Beethoven 7th Symphony arranged for one piano, four hands. The four hands are provided by Rae Shannon and John Paul. Piano duets were a significant part of musical culture in the days before radio and television, and most pieces of music had four-hand arrangements. In 1900 there were over 500 piano manufacturers in the United States (as opposed to a handful now), and most...

Museum After Hours

Thursday, August 17, 2017

5:30 PM - until

Mississippi Museum of Art

Every third Thursday we host Museum After Hours, when we open the doors after hours to partner with and embrace Mississippi's creative community. These family-friendly events feature one-night pop up exhibitions, pop up dining experiences, and combinations of live music, outdoor movies, games, and more. Each month has a new theme and a new story. The Museum Store and exhibition galleries remain open until 8 PM for shopping and exploring. Sponsored by Capital City Beverages. Cost:...

Workshop: Training the Citizen Artist

Thursday, August 17, 2017

6-8:30 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 Oppressed, a theatrical form developed to facilitate social and political change through action and dialogue. Instructed by Kate Woodley, registered drama therapist candidate and licensed master social worker.

‘sipp Sourced with Chef Nick Wallace

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - Saturday, August 19, 2017

Lunch served daily 11 AM – 2 PM, Dinner Thursday night, 5:30 PM until

The Palette Café

Each month, for a limited time, Culinary Curator and Executive Chef Nick Wallace of the Mississippi Museum of Art creates a three-day pop up menu highlighting product from Mississippi purveyors. These menus are inspired by seasonal ingredients and rooted in Mississippi artistic and culinary stories and traditions. ‘sipp Sourced is sponsored by Capital City Beverages.

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. (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.

Art in Mind

Wednesday, August 23, 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 creates fun and comfortable experiences inspired by artworks in the Museum’s collection that stimulate cognition. No previous experience is needed to enjoy this creative opportunity. Free to...