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Sunday

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Upcoming Events

Gallery Talk | “Beyond Noble Savage: Native Americans in Art”

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

11:30 AM-noon

Talk begins in Museum Lobby

After Europeans first encountered the indigenous people that lived along the Mississippi River, they began to incorporate portraits of Native Americans into their artistic traditions. Focusing on a famous portrait of a Natchez by French artist Anne-Louis Girodet, Museum Curator Jochen Wierich will survey European and American views of Native Americans during the early decades of statehood. Gallery talks offer visitors the chance to engage with a single work, or pairing of works, for a 3...

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

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...

Museum After Hours | “Mississippi Made”

Thursday, December 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 collaborations feature one-night pop-up exhibitions, dining experiences, and combinations of live music, outdoor movies, games, and more. Each month has a new theme and a new story. This month, some of Mississippi’s finest show what they’re made of in a pop-up exhibition inspired by Laurin Stennis’ proposed new Mississippi...

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, January 3, 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...

Art and Coffee

Saturday, January 6, 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.

Unburied Treasures | Williams Aiken Walker’s “A Cotton Plantation on the Mississippi”

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

5:30-6:30 PM

Trustmark Grand Hall

William Aiken Walker's genre paintings after the Civil War presented a calm, orderly view of life in the South. This program will focus on Walker's A Cotton Plantation on the Mississippi, considering and critiquing visualizations of cotton through images such as Walker's as well as through the words of writers. 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...

Gallery Talk | “Patrick Kelly: from Mississippi to New York to Paris, and Back”

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

11:30 AM-noon

Talk begins in Museum Lobby

Join Shon McCarthy, Director of the Jackson State University Art Galleries, as she discusses the life, work, and legacy of designer Patrick Kelly. Kelly, a native of Vicksburg, Mississippi, was an acclaimed fashion designer who rose to fame in the 1980s when his work caught the attention of French Elle. He was the first American, and the first black person, to be admitted into the prestigious Chambre Syndicale du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et...

2018 Educator Open House

Thursday, January 11, 2018

4:30-6:30 PM

Educators are invited to come explore all that the Mississippi Museum of Art offers. Meet our dynamic Education staff and college-age Teaching Fellows, tour the Museum's bicentennial exhibition, Picturing Mississippi, 1817-2017: Land of Plenty, Pain, and Promise, learn more about our upcoming workshops for CEU credit, network with fellow educators, and explore our tour and studio options for your students! If you have little ones in tow, send them off to create a work of...

Hoot and Holler Family Creation Lab

Sunday, January 14, 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...

Guest Lecture | “Before Mississippi Was a State: A Brief History of Native Peoples”

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

5:30-6:30 PM

Trustmark Grand Hall

Robbie Etheridge, Professor of Anthropology at The University of Mississippi, presents the American Indians of Mississippi as central characters in the 15,000-year history of human occupation in the present-day state of Mississippi. Beginning with the Paleo Indians of the Ice Age, the lecture tells the story of Mississippi's native people from their earliest beginnings to contemporary times. This event is free and open to the public.

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, January 17, 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...

Museum After Hours | “Parchman Farm”

Thursday, January 18, 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 month, we explore the intersections of humanity and the land at...

Look and Learn with Hoot

Friday, January 19, 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...

Music in the City

Tuesday, January 23, 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 January program features Franz Shubert’s Arpeggione Sonata and compositions by Robert Schumann performed by Ausra Jasineviciute on the viola and John Paul on the piano. This event is free and open to the public, donations are welcomed. Sponsored by Wise Carter Child & Caraway, P.A.

Art in Mind

Wednesday, January 24, 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 | “Beneath the Surface of Sam Gilliam’s ‘Red April’”

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

11:30 AM-noon

Talk begins in Museum Lobby

In 1970, Mississippi-native Sam Gilliam created his monumental canvas, Red April, which was inspired by the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in April, 1968. Led by Museum Curator Elizabeth Abston, the gallery talk explores Gilliam’s motivations, painting process, and lasting legacy to the field of abstract art. 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...

Moving Images in Mississippi Bicentennial Film Series | “Oh, Brother, Where Art Thou?”

Thursday, January 25, 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...

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

Friday, January 26, 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 and Coffee | The Art of the Critique

Saturday, February 3, 2018

10-11:30 AM

Trustmark Grand Hall

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. The February installment of Art and Coffee is facilitated by colleagues of choreographer and MacArthur Fellow Liz Lerman, originator of the Critical Response Process. Attendees take center stage to delve...

Music in The City

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

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

Trustmark Grand Hall and BancorpSouth Classroom

Music in the City is a live monthly performance by classical and traditional artists. The February program features Domenico Scarlatti's Piano Sonatas performed by pianist Alon Goldstein. 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.

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