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Sunday

noon - 5 PM


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Upcoming Events

Art in Mind

Wednesday, June 28, 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...

Studio I (ages 11-14) Ceramics and Hand Building

Monday, June 26, 2017 - Friday, June 30, 2017

9 AM – 4 PM

Students work with clay to learn coil and slab hand building techniques. Students create both small and more involved sculptural pieces, spanning multiple days. Projects include making vessels as well as sculptural objects. Students’ works will be fired on-site in the Museum’s own kiln. Throughout the week, students also spend time in the Museum’s galleries learning about the work of Mississippi sculptors. Cost: $275. Register here.

Art and Coffee

Saturday, July 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,...

Hoot and Holler Family Creation Lab

Sunday, July 9, 2017

2 – 3:30 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

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.

Little Masters (ages 5 – 7) C

Monday, July 10, 2017 - Friday, July 14, 2017

9 AM - 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. Register here. Teacher: Lesley Collins is...

Internal Narratives: Printmaking & Painting (ages 11 – 14)

Monday, July 10, 2017 - Friday, July 14, 2017

9 AM – 4 PM

For this themed course, students will spend a week investigating emotions and narrative story-telling through drawing, collage, painting, and printmaking. Each lesson will begin with the close viewing of artworks in the Museum’s permanent collection, where students will interpret their own meanings of the works. Students will create self-directed artworks in the studio that tell personal and fantastical narratives. Cost: $250. Register here.

Music in the City

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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

Trustmark Grand Hall

Music in the City takes advantage of the presence of two outstanding Irish artists in Jackson. Virginia Kerr is among the finest of European sopranos and Dr. Colman Pearce really needs no introduction to Mississippians having been the eminent conductor of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra for many years. Both artists have fine international reputations and we are lucky to once again find them among us to share their gifts. This event is sponsored by Wise...

Introduction to Printmaking Practices (ages 11-14)

Monday, July 17, 2017 - Friday, July 21, 2017

9 AM – 4 PM

Students will learn what exactly “printmaking” is and why it may be an artist’s medium of choice. Three basic printmaking techniques will be introduced, including monoprints, linocuts, and collagraphs. Over the course of the week, students will use drawing as a tool to explore sources of inspiration and to practice effectively planning prints. At the end of the course, students will have produced a mini portfolio of prints, which demonstrates their knowledge in each...

Young Artists: Art & Nature (ages 8 – 10)

Monday, July 17, 2017 - Friday, July 21, 2017

9 AM – 4 PM

Students spend a week investigating the connections between art and nature through the mediums of sculpture, drawing, painting, and installation art as well as through the close interpretation of works in the Museum’s collection. In this Young Artists class, each lesson is based on works from the permanent collection that lead us to find how nature effects artists, how artists depict nature, and how our creative voices can be expressed through nature! Cost: $250. Register...

Museum After Hours | Uncommon Spirit

Thursday, July 20, 2017

5:30 PM - until

Stand up. Stand out. Stand together. This month, we celebrate the aspirational spirit of home and community – from ethereal Mississippi landscapes to homegrown Civil Rights heroines. A one-night pop up exhibition of work by artists George “Sky” Miles and Rosalind “Roz” Roy finds extraordinary meaning in familiar people and places. Partnering with upGrade Mississippi, the Museum screens a locally-produced documentary about activist Dorie Ladner, a Hattiesburg native and former Jackson State University and Tougaloo College...

Lunch Counter 2.0 | ‘sipp Sourced with Chef Nick Wallace

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - Saturday, July 22, 2017

Lunch 11 AM – 2 PM; dinner Third Thursday night, 5:30 PM until

This month, Chef Nick Wallace reclaims the symbolism of the 1960s Southern lunch counter and honors the courage of homegrown activists, like Mississippian Dorie Ladner (Ladner was arrested while fighting to integrate the Woolworth's lunch counter in Jackson in 1963). Lunch Counter 2.0 reimagines short-order diner classics with a modern twist and a side helping of history, and invites diners of all backgrounds to share a common table. Learn more about activist Dorie Ladner on Third Thursday...

Look and Learn with Hoot

Friday, July 21, 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.

Mini Matisse (Ages 3 - 4)

Monday, July 24, 2017 - Friday, July 28, 2017

10-11:30 AM

Museum Classrooms

Monday - Friday, 10 - 11:30 AM Introduce your budding artist to the Museum and the world of art through age appropriate gallery activities, hands on art projects, art games, and art books. Bring your imagination and dress for mess! Cost: $75. Register here. Class size is limited and care givers must be present.

Art in Mind

Wednesday, July 26, 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...

Little Masters (ages 5 – 7) D

Monday, July 31, 2017 - Friday, August 4, 2017

9 AM - 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. Register here. Teacher: Lesley Collins is...