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Tuesday - Saturday

10 AM - 5 PM

Sunday

noon - 5 PM


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Upcoming Events

Open Studio

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

5 – 7 PM

BancorpSouth and Entergy Classrooms

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. This month, the studio will be set up for collage and drawing techniques. 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.

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, March 1, 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...

Economics & Art: Making the Connections

Friday, March 3, 2017

9 AM - 4 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...

Art & Coffee

Saturday, March 4, 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,...

An Artists’ Look with Nate Theisen

Saturday, March 4, 2017

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

The Donna and Jim Barksdale Galleries for Changing Exhibitions

Join Mississippi Invitational artist Nate Theisen for a casual, conversational gallery experience. Jackson shares personal reflections and connections on his own work as well as on those of other artists featured in the 2016 Mississippi Invitational. Nate Theisen is a sculpture and design professor at Belhaven University in Jackson. Cost: $10, $5 for Members (ticket includes admission to the exhibition). Get tickets here.

Re:Workshop

Thursday, March 9, 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. During this month’s Re:Workshop, we will investigate artworks by Caroll Cloar and Lyle Peterzell regarding climate change and how it...

Hoot and Holler Family Creation Lab

Sunday, March 12, 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...

Music in the City

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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

Trustmark Grand Hall

Music in the City presents Sandra and Frank Polanski in a recital of piano solos and duets. Come and hear this seasoned and ever-popular duo. This event is sponsored by Wise Carter Child & Caraway, P.A. Cost: Free, donations welcome.

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, March 15, 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...

Seasoned Students

Thursday, March 16, 2017

10:30 – 11:30 AM

Entergy Classroom

Ages: 55+ Take a tour through the galleries at the Mississippi Museum of Art and learn about selected pieces from The Mississippi Story and our changing exhibitions. Following this short introduction, students learn a related technique in our classroom through a hands-on project. For this session of Seasoned Students, we will create watercolor paintings inspired by Mary Lovelace O’Neal, James Seawright, and Becky Hendrick’s artworks on exhibition in the Mississippi Story. Meet new faces,...

Museum After Hours - “Art Battle”

Thursday, March 16, 2017

5:30 PM - until

It's March Madness, Museum style. Join us for a night of heated competition as a bracket of local artists create work head to head for cash and prizes. Winners of each round are determined by public vote. Pick your favorites and crown a champion. For March Madness purists, we'll be streaming the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Chef Nick Wallace hosts his monthly 'sipp Sourced pop up dining experience, and to welcome Spring, we...

Screen on the Green - You Pick!

Thursday, March 16, 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. Cost: Free, cash bar

Part of Third Thursdays.

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‘sipp Sourced with Chef Nick Wallace

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - Saturday, March 18, 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, March 17, 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. Questions? Contact William R. Hollingsworth Fellow Adam Farcus at afarcus@msmuseumart.org.

Collectors Club: Private Collection of Camille and Rob Peeples

Thursday, March 23, 2017

6 PM

The Collectors Club will tour the Jackson home and studio of one of the Museum’s own, Rob Peeples, MMA Director of Operations, and his wife Camille to view their collection of contemporary art that includes paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, and furniture. Artists include Kate Breakey, Jack Youngerman, Terry Allen, W Tucker, George Nakashima, and Roger Deatherage, among others, as well as Rob’s own work. The Mississippi Museum of Art’s Collectors Club supports...

Open Studio

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

5 – 7 PM

BancorpSouth and Entergy Classrooms

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.

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 from a breadth of disciplinary interests, they are extensively trained on the museum’s permanent collection on an ongoing basis. The Teaching Fellows Program is generously supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. To learn more about our Teaching Fellow program, click here. ...

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

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

5 - 8 PM

Yates Community Room

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 showcases art from 26 schools across the state of Mississippi. Lesson plans which prompted the student work will be displayed alongside each class and also available by request for attending educators. Cost: Free to the public.

Spring Benefit 2017: Icing on the Cake

Friday, April 7, 2017

7 – 10 PM

Remember the sugar high from your sixth birthday party? The freedom you felt behind the wheel when you turned sixteen? Rekindle the nostalgia. Time travel with fellow partygoers and recapture youthful bliss at a birthday party 200 years in the making! Icing on the Cake, the 2017 Spring benefit, kicks off the Museum's state bicentennial celebrations with an over-the-top evening of grown-up play hearkening back to the magic of childhood. The cake topper to this historical birthday...

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 from a breadth of disciplinary interests, they are extensively trained on the museum’s permanent collection on an ongoing basis. The Teaching Fellows Program is generously supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. To learn more about our Teaching Fellow program, click here. ...