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Upcoming Events

Moving Images in Mississippi Bicentennial Film Series | “This Property is Condemned”

Thursday, May 24, 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...

Moving Images in Mississippi Bicentennial Film Series | “Dixieland”

Friday, May 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...

Live @ Lunch!

Friday, May 25, 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. The May Live @ Lunch! series finale features the Bentenzo Band! In event of rain, the music will be performed in La Brioche at the Museum. This event is free and open to...

Mini Matisse: Meet the Masters

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - Thursday, May 31, 2018

9-11 AM

Entergy Classroom

Ages 3-4* Cost: $75 Class limit: 9 REGISTER HERE. From George Ohr to Sam Gilliam, Benny Andrews and more, this three-day camp will be an introduction to the art practices of the masters. Each class will focus on a different artist 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...

Art in Mind I

Wednesday, May 30, 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

Saturday, June 2, 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.

Young Artists: Arts and Nature

Monday, June 4, 2018 - Friday, June 8, 2018

9 AM-4 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

Ages 8-10 Cost: $250 Class limit: 15 REGISTER HERE Investigate the connections between art and nature through sculpture, drawing, painting, and installation art through our Museum Art Garden and Galleries. In this Young Artists class, students will move inside and outside the galleries with art educator Cassandre Connolly, exploring how nature affects artists, how artists depict nature, and how our creative voices can be expressed through nature! Bring your imagination and dress for mess! Participants may bring...

Little Masters: Color!

Monday, June 4, 2018 - Friday, June 8, 2018

9 AM-noon

Entergy Classroom

Ages 5-7 Cost: $175 Class limit: 15 REGISTER HERE Blue, maroon, yellow, chartreuse, and more! This week’s camp will have students exploring color through drawing, painting, and sculpture. Inspired by works in Picturing Mississippi, students will experiment and learn about the color wheel and color mixing to create their own pieces of art. Bring your imagination and dress for mess! About the Instructor:Born and raised in North Carolina, McKenzie Drake is no foreigner to sweet...

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, June 6, 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...

Guest Lecture | “Before Mississippi Was a State: A Brief History of Native Peoples”

Thursday, June 7, 2018

5:30-6:30 PM

Trustmark Grand Hall

Robbie Etheridge, Professor of Anthropology at The University of Mississippi, presents the American Indians of Mississippi as central characters in the 15,000-year history of human occupation in the present-day state of Mississippi. Beginning with the Paleo Indians of the Ice Age, the lecture tells the story of Mississippi's native people from their earliest beginnings to contemporary times. This event is free and open to the public.

Hoot and Holler Family Creation Lab

Sunday, June 10, 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...

Studio Session I: Pop Art!

Monday, June 11, 2018 - Friday, June 15, 2018

9 AM-4 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

Ages 11-13 Cost: $250 Class limit: 15 REGISTER HERE How do we celebrate people or things that we think are trendy? What are today’s trends? In this week’s camp, participants will learn about the Pop Art Movement, debate what is popular today, and create pieces using 2-D and 3-D media that will showcase each participant’s favorite people, places, and things. Inspired by Andy Warhol’s Triple Elvis, along with notable pop artists Roy Lichtenstein,...

Little Masters: Sculpture!

Monday, June 11, 2018 - Friday, June 15, 2018

1-4 PM

Entergy Classroom

Ages 5-7 Cost: $175 Class limit: 15 REGISTER HERE Building with sculptural materials such as clay, papier mache, wire, large beads, and found materials, children ages 5-7 in this afternoon class will become familiar with the fundamentals of sculpture. This week will not only challenge students to think creatively, but three-dimensionally! With projects and conversations inspired by work in Picturing Mississippi, students will learn and have fun creating their own pieces of art. Bring your imagination and...

Music in The City

Tuesday, June 12, 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 June program features the flute sonatas of Johannes Brahms' Sonata in E Flat for Viola and Pianoforte performed by Julia Kirk on viola and John Paul on piano. 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.

Unburied Treasures | Medgar Evers: A Portrait by Jason Bouldin

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

5:30-6:30 PM

Trustmark Grand Hall

Unburied Treasures is a series that brings the humanities to life through art, literature, and music. This one-hour program highlights an object from the Museum’s bicentennial exhibition, Picturing Mississippi, 1817-2017: Land of Plenty, Pain, and Promise. Presented on the anniversary of Medgar Evers’ assassination in Jackson, Mississippi, the June program focuses on Jason Bouldin’s Portrait of Medgar Wiley Evers. This event is free and open to the public. Cash bar available.

Mini Matisse: Meet the Materials II

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - Thursday, June 14, 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 will focus 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...

Gallery Talk | “A Social Vision: Art of the Civil Rights Movement”

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

11:30 PM to 12:00 PM

Talk begins in Selby and Richard McCrae Lobby

The visual arts have been instrumental forces in responding to, documenting, and challenging racial oppression in the United States. This discussion, led by Museum Curator La Tanya S. Autry, explores key methods artists have employed in influential works of art featuring the freedom struggles in Mississippi. 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...

Look and Learn with Hoot

Friday, June 15, 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...

Studio Session I: Mississippi Narratives

Monday, June 18, 2018 - Friday, June 22, 2018

9 AM-4 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

Ages 11-13 Cost: $250 Class limit: 15 REGISTER HERE We all have our story to tell, so let’s be sure to tell it! In this week’s class, participants will work with 2-D and 3-D media to share their own Mississippi story while learning about notable Mississippi artists in Picturing Mississippi. Together, this class will celebrate identity and have a space to share their own Mississippi narrative. Participants may bring a sack lunch or purchase lunch...

Studio Session II: Working with Scale (2-D Mixed Media)

Monday, June 18, 2018 - Friday, June 22, 2018

1-4 PM

Entergy Classroom

Ages 14-17 Cost: $175 Class limit: 15 REGISTER HERE From small to large scale projects, this afternoon class will challenge students to work in a variety of scales using 2-D media. Projects will be inspired by works in Picturing Mississippi, and will allow students to work independently and experiment with new materials and processes of making art. At the end of the week, Isabel Gray, the Museum’s Director of Learning and School Programs, will help advise...

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