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Jackson, MS 39201

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Museum Hours

Tuesday - Saturday

10 AM - 5 PM

Sunday

noon - 5 PM


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Current Exhibitions

Exhibition Events

  • Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

    Saturday, October 13, 2018

    11 AM

    Begins in The Museum Foyer

    Take a closer look at exhibitions on view during this free guided tour every Saturday at 11 AM. Tours last approximately 45 minutes.

  • Studio | Central to Our Lives

    Tuesday, October 23, 2018

    6 - 8 PM

    The Art Garden & Galleries

    In this two-day 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. THIS STUDIO EVENT IS NOW FULL. REGISTER HERE!

  • Special Lecture | John P. Lukavic, DAM Curator of Native Arts

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018

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

    Trustmark Grand Hall

    Please join our special guest, Dr. John Lukavic, curator of Jeffrey Gibson: Like A Hammer, as he explores the development of Gibson's visual vocabulary and various themes found within his work. From a point of frustration, to finding a voice, to speaking with authority, the artist’s work addresses feelings of invisibility, intersectionality, gender, race, ancestral knowledge, and futurism. This talk will help draw attention to some of the nuances in the exhibition, and the...

  • The Art of Engagement Meditation Class

    Thursday, October 25, 2018

    5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

    At the Tougaloo College of Art Gallery in the Bennie G. Thompson Academic and Civil Rights Research Center

    Dr. Redell Hearn, Curator of Art and Civil Rights for the Mississippi Museum of Art and Tougaloo College, leads participants in an hour of meditative practice in the Tougaloo College Art Gallery as part of the exhibition on view, The Art of Engagement: Meditation on a Movement. About the exhibition: In a meditative setting to offer an alternative perspective for re-remembering the Civil Rights Movement, The Art of Engagement: Meditation on a Movement positions a...

  • Gallery Talk | Reflections from an Artist's Father

    Friday, October 26, 2018

    11:30 AM

    Begins in The Museum Foyer

    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, scholars, and special guests. James Gibson, father of contemporary artist Jeffrey Gibson, shares stories about the artist's earliest years and reflects on the significance of the exhibition, Jeffrey Gibson, Like A Hammer, which both honors and reimagines the role of Choctaw traditions in contemporary...

  • The Art of Engagement Meditation Class

    Tuesday, October 30, 2018

    5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

    At the Tougaloo College of Art Gallery in the Bennie G. Thompson Academic and Civil Rights Research Center

    Dr. Redell Hearn, Curator of Art and Civil Rights for the Mississippi Museum of Art and Tougaloo College, leads participants in an hour of meditative practice in the Tougaloo College Art Gallery as part of the exhibition on view, The Art of Engagement: Meditation on a Movement. About the exhibition: In a meditative setting to offer an alternative perspective for re-remembering the Civil Rights Movement, The Art of Engagement: Meditation on a Movement positions a...

  • WonderLust: Materiality and Movement in Mississippi

    Saturday, November 3, 2018

    3 - 7 PM

    “It's a continuation of me exploring movement… A lot of the physical materials I use in my artwork originate in dance regalia in the powwow circuit. I wanted to see the differences between people. How are we moving differently? How do we move the same? How does trauma impact how we move? How does confidence impact how we move?” – Jeffrey Gibson The Center for Art & Public Exchange at the Mississippi Museum of Art unveils and...

  • Art Nights | Prophecy and Practice: Choctaw Arts

    Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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

    Galleries

    Art Nights is an evening series that brings the humanities to life through art, literature, music, and dialog. This month, Mississippi Department of Archives and History Curator of Exhibitions Emily Clark and Museum staff lead a discussion of the artistic history of the Mississippi Choctaw. Basket weaving, beading, and storytelling are critical practices that maintain cultural continuity with an eye towards the next generation. Through close looking and discussion in view of the Museum’s...

  • Guest Lecture | The Art of Engagement

    Thursday, November 8, 2018

    5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

    In the Bennie G. Thompson Academic and Civil Rights Research Center Auditorium

    The Art and Civil Rights Initiative, a partnership between Tougaloo College and the Mississippi Museum of Art, welcomes Dr. Kheli R. Willetts, senior program manager for Mid-America Arts Alliance, to the Tougaloo campus as part of the programming for the exhibition The Art of Engagement: Meditation on a Movement. About the exhibition: In a meditative setting to offer an alternative perspective for re-remembering the Civil Rights Movement, The Art of Engagement: Meditation on a Movement...

  • Gallery Talk | Coulter Fussell

    Friday, November 9, 2018

    11:30 AM - noon

    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. Join Coulter Fussell, textile artist, and founder of YaloRun Textile in Water Valley, MS, as she discusses the works on view in the special exhibition Material Pulses. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Family Day | Material & Movement

    Saturday, November 17, 2018

    9 AM-noon

    Galleries, Classrooms, and The Art Garden

    Let's get crafty! Join us for a fun-for-the-whole-family day of exploration, dance, music, art, and crafts. Studio activities will focus on painting and working with beading and textiles, inspired by the works of Jeffrey Gibson and other fiber artists on view. Doors open at 8 AM for breakfast at La Brioche at the Museum (available for purchase), and studio activities begin at 9 AM. Dress for mess! No registration necessary.

  • Gallery Talk | Gender, Race, and Making

    Friday, November 23, 2018

    11:30 AM - noon

    Begins in The Museum Foyer

    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, scholars, and special guests. Artist and Tougaloo College Professor Phoenix Savage will discuss the three special exhibitions on view at the Museum through the lens of gender and race. Using Jeffrey Gibson’s Head On, Elizabeth Brandt’s A Map to Get Where I...