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Upcoming Events

Book Signing: St. John + Waters

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

5 PM

The Museum Store

Chef Robert St. John and watercolorist Wyatt Waters are at it again with another feast for the eyes and taste buds! Published in November 2017, “A Mississippi Palate: Heritage Cuisine and Watercolors of Home,” marks the fourth partnership between the two notable Mississippians. “A Mississippi Palate” delivers 105 recipes, each with a Mississippi connection. Readers will enjoy delving into these recipes for delicious favorites from the Hill Country to the Gulf Coast. The book includes easy-to-follow recipes...

Music in the City

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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

Trustmark Grand Hall

Music in the City is a live monthly performance by classical and traditional artists. The January program features Franz Shubert’s Arpeggione Sonata and compositions by Robert Schumann performed by Ausra Jasineviciute on the viola and John Paul on the piano. This event is free and open to the public, donations are welcomed. Sponsored by Wise Carter Child & Caraway, P.A.

Gallery Talk | “Beneath the Surface of Sam Gilliam’s ‘Red April’”

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

11:30 AM-noon

Talk begins in Museum Lobby

In 1970, Mississippi-native Sam Gilliam created his monumental canvas, Red April, which was inspired by the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in April, 1968. Led by Museum Curator Elizabeth Abston, the gallery talk explores Gilliam’s motivations, painting process, and lasting legacy to the field of abstract art. Gallery talks offer visitors the chance to engage with a single work, or pairing of works, for a 30-minute talk led by Museum curators and educators, as...

Moving Images in Mississippi Bicentennial Film Series | “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”

Thursday, January 25, 2018

6:30 PM

Trustmark Grand Hall

For more than a century the landscapes and stories of Mississippi have inspired filmmakers. Beginning in Natchez in 1914, cinematic storytellers have used our backdrops to enhance and authenticate their vision. And the imagination of our own writers and the drama of our own history have been brought to life by directors of influence, insight, and power. On the fourth Thursday and Friday of each month, the Moving Images in Mississippi Bicentennial Film Series will celebrate...

JXNStands Light Portraits w T.J. Legler

Thursday, January 25, 2018

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Yates Community Room

Photographer T.J. Legler joins us at the Museum to capture a series of his signature light portraits for #JXNSTANDS. You'll write down what you stand for and become a living monument! #JXNStands invites residents of and visitors to Mississippi’s capital city to assume the role of monument; to stand proudly for whatever value, belief, or idea they believe belongs in the public square. About JXNSTANDS The Center for Art & Public Exchange (CAPE) at...

Moving Images in Mississippi Bicentennial Film Series | “Thieves Like Us”

Friday, January 26, 2018

6:30 PM

Trustmark Grand Hall

For more than a century the landscapes and stories of Mississippi have inspired filmmakers. Beginning in Natchez in 1914, cinematic storytellers have used our backdrops to enhance and authenticate their vision. And the imagination of our own writers and the drama of our own history have been brought to life by directors of influence, insight, and power. On the fourth Thursday and Friday of each month, the Moving Images in Mississippi Bicentennial Film Series will celebrate...

Art in Mind

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

10:30 AM-noon

BancorpSouth 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 William Hollingsworth Fellow McKenzie Drake to create fun and comfortable experiences inspired by artworks in the Museum’s collection that stimulate cognition. No previous experience is needed...

Art and Coffee | White Gold

Saturday, February 3, 2018

10-11:30 AM

Trustmark Grand Hall

Art and Coffee is an opportunity to slow down with fellow art lovers in a casual morning learning space. Join Museum staff and special guests to look at and discuss current and upcoming exhibitions through the lens of how we engage art as a group. The February installment of Art and Coffee is held inside the galleries of White Gold: Thomas Sayre, where visitors will be invited to share their reaction about the complexities and...

Music in The City

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

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

Trustmark Grand Hall and BancorpSouth Classroom

Music in the City is a live monthly performance by classical and traditional artists. The February program features Domenico Scarlatti's Piano Sonatas performed by pianist Alon Goldstein. This event is free and open to the public, donations are welcomed. Music in the City occurs the first Tuesday of every month. Sponsored by Wise Carter Child & Caraway, P.A.

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

12:30-1:30 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

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 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 with...

Hoot and Holler Family Creation Lab

Sunday, February 11, 2018

2-3:30 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

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. Participants will not only leave with an artwork, but will learn techniques they can repeat and expand on at home. Cost: $10 per child, and registration is required. | Register Here Questions? Contact William R. Hollingsworth...

Book Signing: Elizabeth Heiskell

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

5:30 PM

The Museum Store

The Museum Store is thrilled to host “the debutant farmer,” Elizabeth Heiskell, as she signs her latest cookbook, “What Can I Bring? Southern Food for Any Occasion Life Serves Up!” Based on her popular monthly feature in Southern Living magazine, "What Can I Bring?,” Heiskell’s newest collection of recipes guarantees that no matter what the occasion, you'll have the perfect dish! From housewarming party to garden party, a new baby, a wake, a wedding,...

Unburied Treasures | John James Audubon’s “View of Natchez”

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

5:30-6:30 PM

Trustmark Grand Hall

The artist, ornithologist, and naturalist John James Audubon spent time in Mississippi during its earliest days as a state. This program will focus on John James Audubon's View of Natchez, exploring the visual, musical, and literary traditions of the 19th century American southwest. Unburied Treasures is a monthly series, occurring every second Tuesday of the month, that brings the humanities to life through art, literature, and music. This one-hour program features an object from the...

Gallery Talk | “Civil Rights Close-Up: Mississippi’s Freedom Struggle”

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

11:30 AM-noon

Talk begins in Museum Lobby

Photographic images of Mississippi sparked social transformation during the 1960s. Museum Curator La Tanya S. Autry guides visitors in close-looking and discussion of prints by Bruce Davidson and Danny Lyon, two of the most influential artists to document and shape the Civil Rights Movement. Gallery talks offer visitors the chance to engage with a single work, or pairing of works, for a 30-minute talk led by Museum curators and educators, as well as local artists...

Museum After Hours

Thursday, February 15, 2018

5:30 PM-until

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 collaborations feature one-night pop up exhibitions and 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, café and galleries stay open until 8 PM. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by Hertz...

Look and Learn with Hoot

Friday, February 16, 2018

10:30-11:30 AM

Trustmark Grand Hall and BancorpSouth Classroom

This educational opportunity for children up to 5 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! This event is free and open to the public. Questions? Contact William R. Hollingsworth Fellow McKenzie Drake mdrake@msmuseumart.org. Look and Learn with Hoot occurs every third Friday of the month. Sponsored by Children...

Symposium | “Bringing Forward the Past: Art, Identity, and the American South”

Friday, February 16, 2018

5:30 - 8 PM Friday; all day Saturday

The Mississippi Museum of Art and the Center for Art & Public Exchange present an interdisciplinary symposium that brings together artists, curators, scholars, and the public to explore issues related to identity, race, indigeneity, trauma, and memory. Using the bicentennial exhibition Picturing Mississippi, 1817-2017: Land of Plenty, Pain, and Promise as a lens through which to consider historical conceptions of Mississippi, as well as the larger South, this symposium will engage artists and scholars who are...

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

12:30-1:30 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

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 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 with...

Moving Images in Mississippi Bicentennial Film Series | “The Help”

Thursday, February 22, 2018

6:30 PM

Trustmark Grand Hall

For more than a century the landscapes and stories of Mississippi have inspired filmmakers. Beginning in Natchez in 1914, cinematic storytellers have used our backdrops to enhance and authenticate their vision. And the imagination of our own writers and the drama of our own history have been brought to life by directors of influence, insight, and power. On the fourth Thursday and Friday of each month, the Moving Images in Mississippi Bicentennial Film Series will celebrate...

2018 Homeschool Day

Thursday, February 22, 2018

9:30 AM-noon

Attend a fun-filled day at the Museum specifically designed for homeschool students. Experience a guided tour of current exhibitions, learn through a hands-on studio activity, make connections through art and literacy, and enjoy lunch in our café. Homeschool Day activities are standards-based and interdisciplinary in nature, making explicit connections with many subject areas. This program is available to homeschool families with children ages 4-12. Parents are not required to stay during this session, but are...

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