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10 AM - 5 PM

Sunday

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Upcoming Events

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 session. This month, the studio will be set up for monoprinting techniques. A monoprinting demonstration will be given at the beginning of class.Other tools or media may be available upon request. Cost: $10. Questions? Contact William...

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. ...

Art & Coffee

Saturday, April 1, 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,...

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

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

5:30 - 7:30 PM

Museum Corridor

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.

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, April 5, 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...

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 our 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 historic birthday...

Hoot and Holler Family Creation Lab

Sunday, April 9, 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 a collaborative 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. This month, we will...

Music in the City

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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

Trustmark Grand Hall

Music in the City presents soprano Sibyl Child and pianist John Paul in a recital of songs by Claude Debussy. The program includes the composer’s earliest 7 songs, some of which were written the he was only 17 years old. The beauty and perfection of these songs is remarkable for one so young. They remain core works of the French song repertoire. This event is sponsored by Wise Carter Child & Caraway, P.A. Cost: Free, donations...

Re:Workshop

Thursday, April 13, 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. People from all backgrounds, identities, political views, and experience levels are encouraged to attend. Cost: $10. Questions? Contact William R. Hollingsworth Fellow Adam...

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, April 19, 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 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. ...

Seasoned Students

Thursday, April 20, 2017

10:30 - 11:30 AM

BancorpSouth 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, students will create expressive monoprint artworks inspired by Sam Gilliam’s artworks on exhibition in the Mississippi Story. Meet new faces, talk about art, learn from Museum...

Museum After Hours – Myth Made Real

Thursday, April 20, 2017

5:30 PM - until

Experience an otherworldly pop up exhibition of work by Jackson artists Eli Childers and Imani Khayyam. Their collaboration began by Childers transforming live models into mythic creatures with full body paint; Khayyam then documented the models to create a photographic final product that will unveiled at the Museum for the very first time. Live music, pop up ‘sipp Sourced dining with Chef Nick Wallace, an outdoor Screen on the Green movie, and more complete this...

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...

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. Click here to register. Teacher: Lesly...

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. Click here to register. Teacher: Adam Farcus is the William...

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. Click here to register. Teacher: Adam Farcus is the William R. Hollingsworth Fellow in Engagement and Learning at the Mississippi...

The Sound of Color: Watercolor Landscapes (ages 14 – 17)

Monday, June 12, 2017 - Friday, June 16, 2017

9 AM – 4 PM

Rhythm, tone, contrast, vibrancy, color. These words describe both music and painting. An immersive, five-day workshop will explore the landscapes of the Mississippi Story. The workshop will focus on color, texture, and composition in a plein air environment. We will discuss both traditional and experimental watercolor techniques throughout the week. Cost: $250. Click here to register. Art supplies will be provided. Please bring plenty of water, sunglasses, and sun protection. Teacher: Kelly K. Walters teaches Visual...

The Portrait: Realistic to Abstract Watercolor (ages 14 – 17)

Monday, June 19, 2017 - Friday, June 23, 2017

9 AM – 4 PM

An immersive five-day workshop will explore the portraiture of the Mississippi Story. Artists will begin the week by exploration of realistic proportion and aesthetics. Through the discussion of color, texture, and composition, the artists will learn to compose with the figure in both a realistic and an abstract voice. Cost: $250. Click here to register. Art supplies will be provided. Teacher: Kelly K. Walters teaches Visual Arts at the Mississippi School of the Arts in Brookhaven,...

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