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Upcoming Events

Art In Mind I

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

10:30 AM to 12:00 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...

Art in Mind II

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

1:00 PM to 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...

Live @ Lunch!

Friday, September 28, 2018

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

C-Spire Stage

Experience the perfect pairing of music and cuisine in a beautiful outdoor setting in The Art Garden! Each Friday in May and September, a local musician takes the C Spire Stage to liven up your lunch break. In event of rain, music will be performed in La Brioche at the Museum. The series finale features the soulful sounds of vocalist Sonja Stamps. Generously sponsored by Brown Bottling Co./Pepsi

Gallery Talk | “Past, Present, Future: Jeffrey Gibson’s New Art History”

Friday, September 28, 2018

11:30 AM

Begins in the Selby and Richard McRae Lobby

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 local artists and scholars. Led by Elizabeth Abston, Curator of American Art, this gallery talk will explore the depth and power of Jeffrey Gibson’s aesthetic choices in his sculptural works and wall pieces. With vibrant, maximalist aesthetic, Gibson brilliantly merges marginalized histories into the mainstream,...

Art Nights: A Closer Look at “Jeffrey Gibson: Like A Hammer”

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

5:15 PM cash bar | 5:45 program

Art Nights is an evening series that brings the humanities to life through art, literature, music, and dialog. Participants examine artworks and artists through the lens of three rotating Museum programs: A Closer Look, Unburied Treasures, CAPE Re:frame. While "A Closer Look" shines its spotlight on works currently on view in changing exhibitions, "Unburied Treasures" turns its focus to artworks in the Museum's permanent collection. Under the guidance of the Museum's Center for Art &...

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

12:30 PM to 2:00 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 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...

Art and Coffee

Saturday, October 6, 2018

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

La Brioche at the Museum and Galleries

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. Art and Coffee is generously sponsored by Gibbs...

Studio: Drawing from Observation

Saturday, October 6, 2018

10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

In the Galleries

Join a teaching artist in the galleries of Central to "Their Lives: Southern Women Artist in the Johnson Collection" to sketch from observation. In this drop-session, participants of all ages and skill levels will work with gradients, line, and perspective as they observe the galleries from life. Open to all skill levels. This event is free and open to the public.

The Influences: Fall Film Series

Saturday, October 6, 2018

noon

Trustmark Grand Hall

The Influences is a six-week film series that explores the impact of one visual art form on another through screenings and discussions based on films by directors featured in the University Press of Mississippi Conversations with Filmmakers Series. The films screened are chosen by Mississippi artists for its influence on their artwork. The series attempts to raise awareness of film and recognize the medium as a form of artistic expression in the collective visual art. ...

Music in the City | Michael Boyd in Concert

Tuesday, October 9, 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 that occurs the second Tuesday of every month. The October program features classical guitarist Michael Boyd. This event is free and open to the public, donations are welcomed. Generously sponsored by Wise Carter Child & Caraway, P.A.

The Influences: Fall Film Series

Saturday, October 13, 2018

noon

Trustmark Grand Hall

The Influences is a six-week film series that explores the impact of one visual art form on another through screenings and discussions based on films by directors featured in the University Press of Mississippi Conversations with Filmmakers Series. The films screened are chosen by Mississippi artists for its influence on their artwork. The series attempts to raise awareness of film and recognize the medium as a form of artistic expression in the collective visual art. ...

Hoot and Holler Family Creation Lab

Sunday, October 14, 2018

2:00 PM to 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 artwork but will learn techniques they can repeat and expand on at home. Cost: $10 per child. REGISTER HERE

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

1:30 PM to 2:00 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 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...

Museum After Hours | Inktober

Thursday, October 18, 2018

5:30 - until

Every THIRD THURSDAY, the Mississippi Museum of Art opens its doors after hours to partner with and embrace Mississippi's creative community! Museum After Hours is a family-friendly mix of one-night pop-up exhibitions, live music, films, art-making activities, games, and culinary delights. This month, INKTOBER RETURNS! The pop-up exhibition is a showcase of sketchbooks and drawings by artists who are participating in the Inktober "31 Days, 31 Drawings" Challenge. Want to take part in the challenge and have...

Screen on the Green | Frankenweenie

Thursday, October 18, 2018

8 PM

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 Frankenweenie. This event is free and open to the public. Cash bar and food available for purchase beginning at 5:30 PM. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Presented in partnership with the

Look and Learn with Hoot

Friday, October 19, 2018

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

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! Questions? Contact William R. Hollingsworth Fellow McKenzie Drake mdrake@msmuseumart.org.

The Influences: Fall Film Series

Saturday, October 20, 2018

noon

Trustmark Grand Hall

The Influences is a six-week film series that explores the impact of one visual art form on another through screenings and discussions based on films by directors featured in the University Press of Mississippi Conversations with Filmmakers Series. The films screened are chosen by Mississippi artists for its influence on their artwork. The series attempts to raise awareness of film and recognize the medium as a form of artistic expression in the collective visual art. ...

Studio: Central to Our Lives

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

6 PM - 8 PM

The Art Garden & Galleries

In this mini-workshop designed for students 16 and older, of any skill level, will join artist Bebe Wolfe to learn skills in observational drawing with graphite and ink. Cost $22 per student. Basic materials are provided. REGISTER HERE!

Art In Mind I

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

10:30 AM to 12:00 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...

Art in Mind II

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

1:00 PM to 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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