380 South Lamar Street
Jackson, MS 39201
Tuesday - Thursday
11 AM - 7 PM
Friday - Saturday
10 AM - 5 PM
noon - 5 PM
Friday, September 20, 201911 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 and scholars. For this talk, Curator of Interpretation for the Two Mississippi Museums Lance Wheeler will speak on ancestry and memory in New Symphony of Time.
This event is free and open to the public.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
LANCE WHEELER currently serves as Curator of Interpretation for the Two Mississippi Museums located in Jackson, Mississippi. Originally from Jersey City, New Jersey, he earned a BA in History with a focus on American slavery at Belmont Abbey College and MA in History with a concentration in Museum Studies at University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
As a public historian, Mr. Wheeler realizes the importance in engaging patrons, not only through facts and dates, but also through personal stories and relativity to current events. Lance believes that museums should be seen has resource centers that allow the community to share their voices and gives individuals the historical connections they need to understand how the past has shaped the present and will shape the future. In his words, “Museums are more than buildings that hold artifacts and the stories of those before us, museums are places that take the visitors on a spiritual journey that bridges the past with the present and beyond.”