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Sunday

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Upcoming Events

Exhibit opening | Sunlight & Shadows: The Paintings of Kate Freeman Clark

Thursday, August 17, 2017

5:30 PM-until

The William B. and Isabel R. McCarty Foundation Gallery

In 1893, Kate Freeman Clark left her hometown of Holly Springs, Mississippi, and by the next year she had been accepted into the Art Students League of New York. There, she devoted herself to painting under the tutelage of renowned American Impressionist William Merritt Chase. Clark’s expansive body of work is still being studied, and appreciation for the collection has grown significantly in recent years. This exhibition brings together fifteen paintings borrowed from the Kate...

Museum After Hours | “Homeward Bound”

Thursday, August 17, 2017

5:30 PM-until

Mississippi Museum of Art

The book binds us together. This month at Museum After Hours, we show our love for the printed page and stand at the storytelling crossroads of Mississippi visual art, literature, music, and film. Celebrate the opening of an exhibition of paintings by the late Mississippi artist Kate Freeman Clark and pick up your signed copy of “The Artist's Sketch: A Biography of Painter Kate Freeman Clark,” by author Carolyn J. Brown. At 6 PM in the...

Workshop: Training the Citizen Artist

Thursday, August 17, 2017

6:30-8 PM

Yates Room

Part of Third Thursday programming. An experiential workshop in which attendees will participate in exercises to explore community, engagement, and transformation. Activities will include applications of the Theater of the Oppressed, a theatrical form developed to facilitate social and political change through action and dialogue. Instructed by Kate Woodley, registered drama therapist candidate and licensed master social worker.

Book signing | Carolyn J. Brown

Thursday, August 17, 2017

6:30-8 PM

In conjunction with the opening of the Sunlight and Shadows: The Paintings of Kate Freeman Clark exhibition (on view August 17-October 22, 2017 in The William B. and Isabel R. McCarty Foundation Gallery), author Carolyn J. Brown will sign copies of her new book, The Artist's Sketch: A Biography of Kate Freeman Clark. Copies of the book will be available for purchase in The Museum Store. At 6 PM, preceding the book signing, Brown will join in a...

“My Dog Skip” | Screen on the Green

Thursday, August 17, 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. This month, we screen "My Dog Skip" in partnership with the Mississippi Book Festival. Part of Museum After Hours at Third Thursday. Cost: Free, cash bar

‘sipp Sourced with Chef Nick Wallace | “Eat Your Words”

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - Saturday, August 19, 2017

Lunch Thursday-Saturday, 11 AM-2 PM; Dinner Thursday, 5:30 PM-until

The Palette Café / Museum Kitchen

This month, dine in The Palette Café as Chef Nick Wallace presents a themed pop up menu inspired by Mississippi literary luminaries, in partnership with the Mississippi Book Festival. (The Museum-Kitchen Chef's Table is open first-come, first-served during dinner at Museum After Hours. Inquire upon arrival.) Each month, Executive Chef and Culinary Curator Nick Wallace of the Mississippi Museum of Art creates a three-day pop up menu highlighting product from Mississippi purveyors. These menus are...

Look and Learn with Hoot

Friday, August 18, 2017

10:30 AM-noon

Trustmark Grand Hall and BancorpSouth Classroom

Ages: 5 and under 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.

Off-Record Gallery Talk | Melvin Johnson & L.C. Tucker

Friday, August 18, 2017

11:30 AM

Longtime Museum staff members, preparators L.C. Tucker and Melvin Johnson, share personal stories and insider knowledge from 10 years of The Mississippi Story during this casual and informative gallery talk to commemorate the exhibit's de-installation. The last day to view The Mississippi Story will be Sunday, August 20, 2017. The de-installation will take place in preparation of MMA's Bicentennial exhibition, Picturing Mississippi (1817-2017): Land of Plenty, Pain, and Promise, which opens December 9, 2017.

Artist Workshop | Bookmaking with Ke Francis - SOLD OUT

Friday, August 18, 2017

9 AM - noon

BancorpSouth Classroom

This event has sold out! Join us next time. Immerse yourself in the magic of the book with a half-day workshop led by narrative artist Ke Francis, co-owner with his wife Mary of Hoopsnake Press, a fine art press based in Tupelo, Mississippi. Francis’ unique process brings all components of book-making under the purview of the artist, creating a cohesive sensory experience that elevates the traditional book to another plane of meaning. Workshop participants will...

Art in Mind

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

10:30 AM – noon

Bancorp South 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 creates fun and comfortable experiences inspired by artworks in the Museum’s collection that stimulate cognition. No previous experience is needed to enjoy this creative opportunity. Free to...

Art & Coffee

Saturday, September 2, 2017

10 AM – 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 docents, volunteers, and 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, hear special presentations from Museum staff and Mississippi artists, and receive educational materials related to our exhibitions. Coffee and pastries are served. This program is...

Hoot and Holler Family Creation Lab

Sunday, September 10, 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.

Look and Learn with Hoot

Friday, September 15, 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.

Museum After Hours

Thursday, September 21, 2017

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 family-friendly events feature one-night pop up exhibitions, pop up 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 and exhibition galleries remain open until 8 PM for shopping and exploring. Sponsored by Capital City Beverages. Cost:...

‘sipp Sourced with Chef Nick Wallace

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - Saturday, September 23, 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.