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Upcoming Events

Screen on the Green | WALL-E

Thursday, June 21, 2018

8 PM

The Yates Room

The Mississippi Museum of Art presents this outdoor film series on the BankPlus Green in The Art Garden. Because the May Screen on the Green viewing of WALL-E was rained out, the Museum will RE-SCREEN the Disney-Pixar animated film at June's Museum After Hours in the Yates Room. 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...

Museum After Hours | “Tee Speech”

Thursday, June 21, 2018

5:30 PM-until

TEE SPEECH: Wear it. Say it. Big T, little s-h-i-r-t. Since the ‘50s, this innocuous cotton garment has evolved from a walking billboard for brands and vacation destinations to the medium of choice of revolutionaries. The third Thursday in June is National T-shirt Day and to mark the occasion, Museum After Hours is hosting a pop-up exhibition of tees by local designers and artists, accompanied by a screen-printing Art Lab for all ages, where you...

Young Artists: Color Expressions

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

9 AM-noon

Entergy Classroom

Ages 8-10 Cost: $175 Class limit: 15 REGISTER HERE During this Young Artists camp, students will spend a week exploring the science and art of color by creating drawings, collages, paintings, and sculptures. Each lesson is based on artworks in the Museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions. Students will discover the meanings in artworks through personal and guided close investigation, and apply those ideas to their own colorful and expressive artworks in the studio! Bring your imagination...

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...

Studio Session I: Sculpt, Print, Experiment- Build Your Own Story

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

9 AM-4 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

Ages 8-13 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 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 boxes...

Little Masters: Art and Nature

Monday, June 25, 2018 - Friday, June 29, 2018

9 AM-noon

Entergy Classroom

Ages 5-7 Cost: $175 Class limit: 15 REGISTER HERE Investigate the connections between art and nature through sculpture, drawing, painting, and installation art through The Art Garden and galleries. In this Little Masters 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! About the Instructor:Cassandre...

Studio Session I: Ceramics and Mixed Media Sculpture

Monday, June 25, 2018 - Friday, June 29, 2018

1-4 PM

Entergy Classroom

Ages 11-13 Cost: $175 Class limit: 15 REGISTER HERE Exploring sculptural materials, this afternoon camp is designed to allow students to grow more familiar with clay, papier mache, wire, and found materials. This week will not only challenge students to think creatively, but three-dimensionally! Inspired by work in Picturing Mississippi, students will learn and have fun creating their own pieces of art. About the Instructor:Born and raised in North Carolina, McKenzie Drake is no foreigner to...

Watercolor Workshop: Color, Line, and Shape

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - Thursday, June 28, 2018

6-8 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

Ages 16+ Cost: $30 Class limit: 15 REGISTER HERE THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL! Students will learn the basics of watercolor in this three-session evening class with the Museum's William R. Hollingsworth Fellow McKenzie Drake. In each session the group will have a short conversation in the galleries, and then return to studio classrooms to paint. Designed for beginners, but open for anyone wanting to practice their skills, this class will sharpen everyone’s skills. No experience necessary. ...

Art in Mind I

Wednesday, June 27, 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 | “On Poems and Images: a conversation with Maude Schuyler Clay and Ann Fisher-Wirth”

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

11:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Talk begins in Selby and Richard McRae Lobby

The photography of Maude Schuyler Clay has long explored the beautiful and haunted landscape of the Mississippi Delta. This special gallery talk will feature Clay’s newest collaboration with scholar and poet Ann Fisher-Wirth discussing their new book, Mississippi. A book signing follows the reading and discussion. 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...

Art in Mind II

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

1-2:30 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...

Moving Images in Mississippi Bicentennial Film Series | “Cookie’s Fortune”

Thursday, June 28, 2018

6:30 PM

Trustmark Grand Hall

After learning that her aunt, an elderly Mississippi widow, has taken her own life, Camille hatches an unusual postmortem plan. With her sister in tow, Camille hides evidence that points to suicide, deciding instead to make the death look like a murder. Her scheme, fueled by vanity and greed, is not victimless, as it appears that a local handyman might take the fall for a crime that never occurred. Starring Glenn Close, Ned Beatty, Julianne...

Moving Images in Mississippi Bicentennial Film Series | “Dixieland”

Friday, June 29, 2018

6:30 PM

Yates Community Room

Free screening of "Dixieland" and roundtable talk with the film's writer and director, Hank Bedford, and other Mississippi filmmakers. Film Description Two star-crossed lovers - a recently released ex-con and an aspiring stripper - struggle to escape their dead-end town for a better life. Filmed on location in Jackson and Pearl, Mississippi, and starring Faith Hill, Chris Zylka, and Riley Keough, "Dixieland" was released by IFC Films in 2015. The film was selected to play in...

Music in the City

Tuesday, July 3, 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 July program features a cabaret of songs performed by Sibyl Child and John Paul. 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.

Studio Session II: Working with Scale (3-D Mixed Media)

Monday, July 9, 2018 - Friday, July 13, 2018

1-4 PM

BancorpSouth 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 3-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 students...

Young Artists: Full STEAM Ahead!

Monday, July 9, 2018 - Friday, July 13, 2018

9 AM-noon

BancorpSouth Classroom

Ages 8-10 Cost: $175 Class limit: 15 REGISTER HERE What happens when science, technology, engineering, and math meet art? In this week’s camp, campers will be led by art educator Emily Simmons to learn, experiment, and create! Work will be inspired by works in the Museum's permanent collection and The Art Garden. Bring your imagination and dress for mess! About the Instructor:Emily Simmons is a graduate of Millsaps College, with a Bachelor of Arts degree...

Little Masters: Color, Line, and Shape

Monday, July 9, 2018 - Friday, July 13, 2018

9 AM-noon

BancorpSouth Classroom

Ages 5-7 Cost: $175 Class limit: 15 REGISTER HERE During the week of Little Masters, students will 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 the knowledge of arts through hands-on experiences, students will be introduced to the works in the Museum’s permanent collection. This fun-filled week will have your children bringing home wonderful works of art to share...

Young Artists: Sizzle, Crash, Pop!

Monday, July 16, 2018 - Friday, July 20, 2018

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

Age: 8-10 Cost: $175 Class limit: 15 REGISTER HERE What is it like to draw while eating something salty or sweet? How can we change the texture of a "ready-made" through sculptural techniques? Can we screenprint a can of soup like Warhol? In this week’s afternoon camp, participants will learn about the Pop Art Movement through unconventional ways of making art. Bring your imagination and dress for mess! About the Instructor:Born and raised in North...

Little Masters: Book Making and Storytelling

Monday, July 16, 2018 - Friday, July 20, 2018

9 AM-noon

BancorpSouth Classroom

Ages 5-7 Cost: $175 Class limit: 15 REGISTER HERE Be inspired by your favorite books and create your own! In this week’s Little Masters, students will learn fundamental skills of color, line, and shape, as well as learning how characters are drawn to express feelings and emotions. From flip books, to narrative books and picture books, this will be a great way to get any artist thinking about how to tell a story. Bring your imagination...

Young Artists: Architecture and Design STEAM

Monday, July 23, 2018 - Friday, July 27, 2018

9 AM-4 PM

Entergy Classroom

Ages 8-10 Cost: $250 Class limit: 15 REGISTER HERE Explore architecture and design through this week’s Young Artists camp. Along with art educator Emily Simmons, students will learn fundamentals in art and architecture while having hands-on experiences building and decorating their own mini-model. Bring your imagination and dress for mess! Participants may bring a sack lunch or purchase lunch boxes through the registration link. About the Instructor:Emily Simmons is a graduate of Millsaps College, with...

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