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Upcoming Events

Gallery Talk | “Imagining a Place: The Role of Literature in Visualizations of Mississippi”

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

11:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Talk begins in Selby and Richard McRae Lobby

Mississippi is a place that conjures up many images, both real and imagined. Visual artists have undoubtedly played a critical role in images about the state, but so, too, have writers such as Mark Twain, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, and Richard Wright. Join Betsy Bradley, Director of the Mississippi Museum of Art, as she explores the literature about Mississippi in relation to its visual history. Gallery talks offer visitors the chance to engage with a...

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

Friday, April 27, 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...

Music in The City

Tuesday, May 1, 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 May program features the flute sonatas of Johann Sebastian Bach performed by Amulet Strange on flute and John Paul on flute and harpsichord. 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, May 2, 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...

Live @ Lunch!

Friday, May 4, 2018

11:30 AM-1:30 PM

The Art Garden

Experience the perfect pairing of music and cuisine in a beautiful outdoor setting in The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art! Each Friday in May and September, a local musician takes the C Spire Stage to liven up your lunch break. May Live @ Lunch! kicks off with the tunes of Kerry Thomas. In event of rain, the music will be performed in La Brioche at the Museum. This event is free and open...

The Museum Store Cinco de Mayo Native Plant Sale

Saturday, May 5, 2018

9 AM-5 PM

The Museum Store

Attention plant lovers! Have you ever wanted to take home a piece of The Art Garden? Here’s your chance! The Museum Store at the Mississippi Museum of Art will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a late-spring plant sale, which will include varieties of plants native to Mississippi and many that have been propagated from our very own The Art Garden! We've restocked our selection of trees from Mississippi-based Brussels Bonsai and our inventory...

Art and Coffee

Saturday, May 5, 2018

10-11:30 AM

Yates Community Room

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. Coffee is served. This event is free and open to the public. Art and Coffee occurs the first Saturday of every month.

Unburied Treasures | Exploring the Art of Mississippi’s Indigenous People

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

5:30-6:30 PM

The Gertrude C. Ford and The Donna and Jim Barksdale Galleries

From ancient effigy pipe bowls to contemporary Chickasaw pottery, the exhibition Picturing Mississippi, 1817-2017: Land of Plenty, Pain, and Promise showcases select works made by indigenous people. Through an evening of gallery talks and storytelling, we will explore the Native American cultural heritage of Mississippi. The May program will be led by curator Jochen Wierich and feature author and archaeologist Sam O. Brookes, III, and Chickasaw author and storyteller Robert Perry. This event is free...

Gallery Talk | “Painting the River: The Mississippi as History and Heritage”

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

11:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Talk begins in Selby and Richard McCrae Lobby

The Mississippi River has served as the inspiration for many artists from early statehood to the present. Whether in romanticized European and American landscape paintings, in popular prints of steamboat races, or in scenes of naval battle during the Civil War, the river has been a central subject in the arts of Mississippi. Join Roger Ward, Executive Director of the Ann Nasher Sculpture Gardens, as he discusses the River and its visual legacy. Gallery talks...

Live @ Lunch!

Friday, May 11, 2018

11:30 AM-1:30 PM

The Art Garden

Experience the perfect pairing of music and cuisine in a beautiful outdoor setting in The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art! Each Friday in May and September, a local musician takes the C Spire Stage to liven up your lunch break. May 11 performer to be announced. In event of rain, the music will be performed in La Brioche at the Museum. This event is free and open to the public. Live @ Lunch! is...

Hoot and Holler Family Creation Lab

Sunday, May 13, 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...

Introduction to Ceramic and Mixed Media Sculpture

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - Thursday, May 17, 2018

6-8 PM

Entergy Classroom

Ages 16+ Cost: $60 Class limit: 15 REGISTER HERE Students will be introduced to ceramic and mixed media sculpture projects during this three-day evening class. Guided by art educator McKenzie Drake, each class will begin with a short conversation about a work of art in the Museum’s bicentennial exhibition, Picturing Mississippi, 1817-2017: Land of Plenty, Pain, and Promise, followed by studio activities that will allow for personal reflection and response. On Thursday, feel free to come early...

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, May 16, 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...

Screen on the Green | WALL-E

Thursday, May 17, 2018

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

The Art Garden

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's movie is WALL-E and is a part of the annual the Food Truck Festival at the Museum. Cost: Free, cash bar Presented in partnership with

Dinner and a Movie: A Food Truck Festival (Vol. 5)

Thursday, May 17, 2018

5:00 - 10:00 PM

The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art

It's YEAR FIVE of the annual garden party that brings together the best of Mississippi’s growing food truck culture together under the downtown Jackson skies. This year, it’s bigger than ever! Chow down on a diverse selection of fare from the state’s mobile culinarians, while enjoying live music from the C Spire Stage. At 8 PM, settle in on the BankPlus Green for a special edition of Screen on the Green featuring Disney's...

Look and Learn with Hoot

Friday, May 18, 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...

Live @ Lunch!

Friday, May 18, 2018

11:30 AM-1:30 PM

The Art Garden

Experience the perfect pairing of music and cuisine in a beautiful outdoor setting in The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art! Each Friday in May and September, a local musician takes the C Spire Stage to liven up your lunch break. This week, Live @ Lunch! favorite Nelly Mack returns! In event of rain, the music will be performed in La Brioche at the Museum. This event is free and open to the public....

Mini Matisse: Meet the Materials I

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - Thursday, May 24, 2018

9-11 AM

Entergy Classroom

Ages 3-4* Cost: $75 Class limit: 9 REGISTER HERE Introduce your budding artist to the Museum and all the materials that help artists to create! Each class focuses on a different material on display in Picturing Mississippi and will engage children and their caregivers in gallery activities, hands-on art projects, art games, and books. We will use an array of sensory media, as well as air-dry clay, washable paint, paper, pencil, crayons, glue, and more. Bring your...

Artist Talk | Lee Renninger

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

11:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Talk begins in Selby and Richard McCrae Lobby

Join Gulfport-based artist Lee Renninger as she speaks about her work Relinquished, an abstract ceramic installation currently on display in the bicentennial exhibition. Inspired by dresses and her own fascination with their history—who makes them, who wears them, and what happens once they’re discarded—Renninger will discuss the themes of memory and loss that she explores through her creative process. Gallery talks offer visitors the chance to engage with a single work, or...

Art in Mind II

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

1-2:30 PM

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...

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