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Sunday

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Upcoming Events

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, February 7, 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...

Hoot and Holler Family Creation Lab

Sunday, February 11, 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...

Unburied Treasures | John James Audubon’s “View of Natchez”

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

5:30-6:30 PM

Trustmark Grand Hall

The artist, ornithologist, and naturalist John James Audubon spent time in Mississippi during its earliest days as a state. This program will focus on John James Audubon's View of Natchez, exploring the visual, musical, and literary traditions of the 19th century American southwest. Unburied Treasures is a monthly series, occurring every second Tuesday of the month, that brings the humanities to life through art, literature, and music. This one-hour program features an object from the...

Gallery Talk | “Civil Rights Close-Up: Mississippi’s Freedom Struggle”

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

11:30 AM-noon

Talk begins in Museum Lobby

Photographic images of Mississippi sparked social transformation during the 1960s. Museum Curator La Tanya S. Autry guides visitors in close-looking and discussion of prints by Bruce Davidson and Danny Lyon, two of the most influential artists to document and shape the Civil Rights Movement. 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...

Museum After Hours

Thursday, February 15, 2018

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 collaborations feature one-night pop up exhibitions and 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, café and galleries stay open until 8 PM. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by Hertz...

Look and Learn with Hoot

Friday, February 16, 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...

Bicentennial Symposium | “Bringing Forward the Past: Art, Identity, and the American South”

Friday, February 16, 2018

10 AM-until

The Mississippi Museum of Art presents an interdisciplinary symposium that brings together artists, curators, scholars, and the public to explore issues related to identity, race, indigeneity, trauma, and memory. Using the bicentennial exhibition Picturing Mississippi, 1817-2017: Land of Plenty, Pain, and Promise as a lens through which to consider historical conceptions of Mississippi, as well as the larger South, this symposium will engage artists and scholars who are translating this history into new, multi-dimensional narratives...

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, February 21, 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...

Moving Images in Mississippi Bicentennial Film Series | “The Help”

Thursday, February 22, 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 from January to June, the Moving Images in Mississippi Bicentennial...

2018 Homeschool Day

Thursday, February 22, 2018

9:30 AM-noon

Attend a fun-filled day at the Museum specifically designed for homeschool students. Experience a guided tour of current exhibitions, learn through a hands-on studio activity, make connections through art and literacy, and enjoy lunch in our café. Homeschool Day activities are standards-based and interdisciplinary in nature, making explicit connections with many subject areas. This program is available to homeschool families with children ages 4-12. Parents are not required to stay during this session, but are...

Moving Images in Mississippi Bicentennial Film Series | “LaLee’s Kin: The Legacy of Cotton”

Friday, February 23, 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 from January to June, the Moving Images in Mississippi Bicentennial...

Art in Mind

Wednesday, February 28, 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...

Gallery Talk | “After the Flood: Hard Times in Mississippi”

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

11:30 AM-noon

Talk begins in Museum Lobby

The Great Flood of 1927 and its devastations reverberated in art and culture for decades to come. In 1940, artist John Steuart Curry painted a large canvas to commemorate the relief efforts in the Mississippi Delta, led by Herbert Hoover, who later became president of the United States. Against the background of the flood, Museum Curator Jochen Wierich will explore the artistic responses to Mississippi during times of crisis. Gallery talks offer visitors the chance to engage...

Art and Coffee

Saturday, March 3, 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 and pastries are served. This event is free and open to the public. Art and Coffee occurs the first Saturday of every month.

Music in The City

Tuesday, March 6, 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 March program features the music of Eastern Europe performed by Milena Rusanova on violin and Shawn Leopard 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.

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, March 7, 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...

Hoot and Holler Family Creation Lab

Sunday, March 11, 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...

Unburied Treasures

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

5:30-6:30 PM

Trustmark Grand Hall

Unburied Treasures is a monthly series, occurring every second Tuesday of the month, that brings the humanities to life through art, literature, and music. This one-hour program features an object from the Museum's permanent collection, and during the run of the Museum's bicentennial exhibition, "Picturing Mississippi, 1817-2017: Land of Plenty, Pain, and Promise," will also include works that are in the exhibition but not in the permanent collection. This event is free and open to...

Museum After Hours

Thursday, March 15, 2018

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 collaborations feature one-night pop up exhibitions and 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, café and galleries stay open until 8 PM. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by Hertz...

Look and Learn with Hoot

Friday, March 16, 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...

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