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Museum After Hours - On the Verge

Thursday, February 16, 2017

5:30 PM - until

This month, we partner with Verge JXN, a free participatory and interactive Spring art festival held in Jackson. Join us for a sampling of interactive projects from local artists, including "Mr. Picasso Head" and "mini Monster Jam", where participants create action paintings using paint, remote-controlled trucks, and a kiddie pool. Get outside your comfort zone and step out to the verge!

Also during the evening: Chef Nick Wallace hosts his monthly 'sipp Sourced pop up dining experience; artist Gerard Howard gives An Artist's Look tour of the 2016 Mississippi Invitational; Dr. Igor Iwanek, an award winning composer and performer formerly on the faculty of MIT in Boston and now at Jackson State University, presents a relaxing evening sound meditation; stop by the Art Lab to create inventive drawings in a Surrealist style through a rubbing technique known as frottage; and more.

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 family-friendly events feature one-night pop up exhibitions, pop up 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 and exhibition galleries remain open until 8 PM for shopping and exploring. Sponsored by Hertz Investment Group and Capital City Beverages. Cost: Free to the public.

SCHEDULE:

ART
5:30 PM - until: Pop up installation of interactive art with Verge JXN
5:30 PM - until: Art Lab
7:30 PM An Artist's Look gallery tour and talk with Gerard Howard
Until 8 PM: Galleries open late, including the 2016 Mississippi Invitational!

FOOD and DRINK
5:30 PM - until: ‘sipp Sourced with Chef Nick Wallace pop up dining
5:30 PM - until: Cash Bar

PLAY
5:45 PM: live music and dance by the Mississippi Improv Alliance
6:30 PM: Music and Mysticism with Dr. Igor Iwanek in Yates Community Room
6:45 PM: Alex Fraser, Jackson Folk/Alt Country artist, live in Trustmark Grand Hall
Until 8 PM: Shopping in The Museum Store





Creative Healing

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

12:30 PM - 2 PM

​REGISTRATION REQUIRED, ZOOM

Creative Healing Studio is a weekly art therapy gathering for adults being treated for cancer or those with a cancer diagnosis in their past led by licensed art therapist Susan Anand. In response to COVID-19, the group is meeting on Zoom every Wednesday of the month. To register for this digital group, contact Susan Anand at smainlay@aol.com by Tuesday, August 18,at noon.

*This Zoom invitation will allow participants to attend via camera and audio.

Art and Coffee

Saturday, September 5, 2020

10 AM

REGISTRATION REQUIRED, ZOOM

From ‘petit rat’ to iconic sculpture, Edgar Degas’ Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen is a work that evokes feelings of both sadness and sweetness of the grueling, yet beautiful, nature of ballet. For this CAPE Art & Coffee, join us from your own home as we examine this casting of Degas’ only exhibited sculpture Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen, hear from Belhaven University (@belhavenu) ballet professor Ravenna Wagnon, and question how this work can be viewed in the context of the past and present.

About Ravenna Wagnon: As a dancer, Malaysian-born Ravenna Tucker, began dance training in Hong Kong, then at the Royal Ballet Upper School in London. In 1978 she won the Adeline Genée Gold Medal Competition, and in 1979, the French Foundation Prize at the Prix de Lausanne. She joined The Royal Ballet in 1979, and was named “Dancer of the Year” by Dance and Dancers magazine in 1984. On promotion to principal dancer in 1985 she danced the title roles in the Royal Ballet versions of the classics. In 1990, she joined the Birmingham Royal Ballet until 1996. Tucker has also performed with Singapore Dance Theatre, International Dance Day 2001 in Manila, Rose Borromeo Dance Company (Flamenco), Ecnad Project Ltd., Project Dance London (2011), and the inaugural Mississippi Dance Festival (2012).
Wagnon is a certified teacher for the Royal Academy of Dance, the Commonwealth Society of Teachers’ of Dancing (Australia), Body Arts and Science International (BASI) Pilates, and holds a Masters of Creative Industries from Queensland University of Technology in Australia. She is currently an Associate Professor of Dance at Belhaven University and is married to Stan Wagnon. Full bio HERE

Registration is required. To register please use this link: HERE
Your acknowledgment email will include the Zoom invitation.
*This Zoom invitation will allow participants to attend via camera and audio. However, participants have the option to opt-out of these features.
This conversation will be recorded.

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

1-2:30 PM

REGISTRATION REQUIRED, ZOOM

Creative Healing Studio is a weekly art therapy gathering for adults being treated for cancer or those with a cancer diagnosis in their past led by licensed art therapist Susan Anand. In response to COVID-19, the group is meeting on Zoom every Wednesday of the month. To register for this digital group, contact Susan Anand at smainlay@aol.com by Tuesday, August 25, at noon.

*This Zoom invitation will allow participants to attend via camera and audio.

Generously sponsored by The UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute and Mississippi Baptist Medical Center

Art in Mind

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

10:30 AM

REGISTRATION REQUIRED, ZOOM

Art in Mind is offered to individuals experiencing memory loss or mild cognitive impairment. Participants can stimulate observation, recall, and recognition at home with basic supplies. The program is facilitated by Licensed Art Therapist Susan Anand and Victoria Meek, Associate Curator of Studio and Family Programs. In response to COVID-19, the group is meeting on Zoom, which allows participants to attend via camera and audio.
To register, contact Jennifer Knight at 601.496.MIND (option 2) or mindclinic@umc.edu by Friday, August 21.

Presented in partnership with The MIND Center at UMMC and generously sponsored by Alzheimer’s Mississippi and Celia Aguzzi Manley with Turn Key Properties.


Mindful Art Moment |  Monet, Irises by a Pond

Sunday, August 23, 2020

noon

PRE-RECORDED VIDEO

In this Mindful Art Moment, Associate Curator of Studio and Family Programs Victoria Meek leads listeners through slow and mindful looking of Claude Monet’s Irises by a Pond, on view in the exhibition Van Gogh, Monet, Degas and Their Times. Through slow and mindful looking, viewers will make discoveries in what they observe and how they feel. Listen to this session from the comfort of your own home or in the galleries with any smartphone.

Look and Learn with Hoot | “Katie Meets the Impressionists” (James Meyhew)

Friday, August 21, 2020

10:30 AM

PRE-RECORDED VIDEO

This month we’re not just reading, we’re leaping into the beautiful places painted by the Impressionists. Join us as we follow Katie on her adventure in Katie Meets the Impressionists​ and learn about some of the artists and art on view in our exhibition ​Van Gogh, Monet, Degas and Their Times​ in this online program. With inspiration from this story, listeners will be prompted to create a real or imaginary place to transport to, just like Katie. We recommend supplies like paper, pens, markers, or paint sticks. For tactile making, add tissue & glue.After this Look and Learn, don’t forget to visit the Museum to see Impressionist artwork in our exhibition, ​Van Gogh, Monet, Degas and Their Times​, on view until January 10, 2021. Reserve your ticket and book a scheduled visit today!

Museum After Hours | Back to School 2020!

Thursday, August 20, 2020

6 PM

ZOOM, FACEBOOK LIVE

Mississippi Museum of Art welcomes our students and educators Back to School for this month’s virtual Museum After Hours. Stay healthy and create a natural recipe with ​Mama Nature’s Juice Bar​ for this month’s signature mocktail. Then get moving with a live performance of the song “New Kid” by rapper ​Alexander FRE$CO​ alongside DJ and Producer ​Thomas DeMartini ​inside the exhibition New Symphony of Time.

PERFORMERS

Alexander FRE$CO is a Rap Artist and Singer from Jackson, Mississippi. Being able to blend the two, FRE$CO knows how to put on a show! Alexander FRE$CO will perform “New Kid”, “The Freedom” and “Run it” from his latest rap project called “THE SHOW” that was released July 3rd and is now available on all streaming platforms.

Thomas DeMartini is a DJ and producer from Flowood. He’s worked with several Jackson artists, including Alexander FRE$CO, Chris Valentine, and Devmaccc.

Jackson natives T’Keyah Williams and Michael McElroy are using the healing properties of nutrition to bring about positive and long-lasting health in Jackson. Visit them at Mama Nature’s Juice Bar in Fondren and Ridgeland.

SIGNATURE MOCKTAIL

The Green Banana
1 cup Spinach

1 Banana

3 Strawberry

1 cup Apple Juice


Chocolate Oatmeal Smoothie
1 Banana

3 Strawberry

1/ 4 cup oats

1 tbsp chia seeds

4 goji berry

1 tbsp cacao powder

1 tsp agave

1 cup almond milk



Museum After Hours is supported by Visit Jackson, MS and Downtown Jackson Partners. The monthly performances are generously sponsored by the Greater Jackson Arts Council through its Music First Program.



Creative Healing

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

12:30 PM - 2 PM

​REGISTRATION REQUIRED, ZOOM

Creative Healing Studio is a weekly art therapy gathering for adults being treated for cancer or those with a cancer diagnosis in their past led by licensedart therapist Susan Anand. In response to COVID-19, the group is meeting on Zoom every Wednesday of the month. To register for this digital group,contact Susan Anand at ​smainlay@aol.com​ by Tuesday, August 11, at noon.

*This Zoom invitation will allow participants to attend via camera and audio.

Generously sponsored by The UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute and Mississippi Baptist Medical Center

Creative Healing

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

12:30 PM - 2 PM

​REGISTRATION REQUIRED, ZOOM

Creative Healing Studio is a weekly art therapy gathering for adults being treated for cancer or those with a cancer diagnosis in their past led by licensedart therapist Susan Anand. In response to COVID-19, the group is meeting on Zoom every Wednesday of the month. To register for this digital group,contact Susan Anand at ​smainlay@aol.com​ by Tuesday, August 4, at noon.

*This Zoom invitation will allow participants to attend via camera and audio.

Generously sponsored by The UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute and Mississippi Baptist Medical Center

Makers in Their Spaces | Charles Edward Williams

Saturday, August 1, 2020

11 AM

PRE-RECORDED VIDEO

“Makers in Their Spaces,” is an online offering in which MMA’s virtual participants are invited into the creative space—physical, mental, social, or otherwise -- of a maker, thereby giving them unique insight into how that particular artist draws inspiration from their surroundings during this time. In this installment, we are excited to feature artist Charles Edward Williams (@charlesedwill84), a multi-disciplinary artist whose work expands drawings, oil paintings, video/film, and sound installations. Williams is the current Center for Art & Public Exchange in-state resident for McComb, and uses his artistic skills and creative process to explore narratives of the past and present. Join us as we explore Williams’s studio, and learn more about his current projects. After viewing the video, please join us on Monday, August 3, at 6 PM on the Mississippi Museum of Art’s Instagram (@msmuseumart) for our live conversation with Williams. This video was edited by Robin Martéa (@robinmartea).

About Charles Edward Williams: Williams is a contemporary visual artist from Georgetown, SC, and holds a BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, GA, and an MFA at the University of North Carolina (UNCG) in Greensboro, NC. Creating compelling imagery in oils, video/film, and sound installations, Williams’s work investigates current, historical-cultural events related to racism, and to suggestive stereotypes formed within individuals. His works define self–representation of human emotive responses that lie within cultural identity, and reveal tension to expose the complexities within our socio political environments. Through his visions, we are encouraged to engage in self-examination, to question false boundaries that separate us, and view the interconnectedness of our common existence.

Williams has attended summer artist residencies at Otis College of Art and Design (Los Angeles, CA), SOMA (Mexico City, Mexico), the Gibbes Museum (Charleston, SC), and the McColl Center for Art + Innovation (Charlotte, NC). Solo exhibitions include ”Swim: An Artist’s Journey” at the Myrtle Beach Museum (Myrtle Beach, SC), “SUN + LIGHT” at Residency Art gallery (Inglewood, LA), “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See” (Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC), and “Swim” at Morton Fine Art (Washington, DC). His work was also recently exhibited at Aqua and Scope Art Fair / Art Basel (Miami, FL). Group exhibitions include the Weatherspoon Museum (Greensboro, NC), the Mint Museum (Charlotte, NC), East Tennessee State University (Johnson City, TN), Tiger Strike Asteroid Project space (Philadelphia, PA) and other national institutions.

Works have been reviewed in local and national publications and media, which include the Washington Post, NPR, and South Carolina’s ETV network (PBS affiliate). Permanent collections include the North Carolina Museum of Art (NC), the Gibbes Museum (SC), Knoxville Museum of Art (TN), and the Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art (NJ). Williams also received the Riley Institute Diversity Leadership Award from the State of South Carolina for the development of enriching art programs within local communities.

Music in the City Duo Cintemani

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

5:45 PM

FACEBOOK LIVE

Music in the City is a monthly program presenting live performances by classical and traditional artists. This month, we are pleased to feature Duo Cinemani, the first performance of our online fall series.

Having performed together for more than two decades, Duo Cintemani, Nicholas and Rachel Ciraldo, are a fun pair of musical talents with a reputation for being distinctive, expressive, and colorful. Early on, they were prize winners at the 2004 National Flute Association Chamber Music Competition and semifinalists at the 2006 Gaettano Zinetti Chamber Music Competition in Italy. They trained with flutist Thomas Robertello, guitarists David Leisner, Eliot Fisk, and Adam Holzman, clarinetist Ethan Sloane, pianist Edward Auer, and the Shanghai String Quartet. They went on to perform at the Hampden-Sydney Music Festival, where the Richmond Times-Dispatch praised them for their “distinctive readings of the music of Astor Piazzolla” and the Center for Arts in Natick, where they wrote later that “you can’t get better than this!” Duo Cintemani has since performed at prestigious festivals and series such as the Boston Classical Guitar Society Guitar Festival, FestivalSouth, the Pelican State Chamber Series, the Lamar Chamber Series, the New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes, and several other series across the country. The duo has also been featured artists at the Simposio academico de violão, in Curitiba, Brazil. They have collaborated twice with the Community Partnerships Program of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and performed for the Austin Classical Guitar Society’s Educational Outreach Program, among other organizations.

Watch Live on the Mississippi Museum of Art Facebook page.
This series is generously sponsored by St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral and is free and open to the public.

Art in Mind

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

1 -2:30 PM

REGISTRATION REQUIRED, ZOOM

Art in Mind is offered to individuals experiencing memory loss or mild cognitive impairment. Participants can stimulate observation, recall, and recognition at home with basic supplies. The program is facilitated by Licensed Art Therapist Susan Anand and Victoria Meek, Associate Curator of Studio and Family Programs. In response to COVID-19, the group is meeting on Zoom, which allows participants to attend via camera and audio.
To register, contact Jennifer Knight at 601.496.MIND (option 2) or mindclinic@umc.edu by Friday, July 24.
Presented in partnership with The MIND Center at UMMC and generously sponsored by Alzheimer’s Mississippi and Celia Aguzzi Manley with Turn Key Properties.

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

12:30-2:00 PM

REGISTRATION REQUIRED, ZOOM

Creative Healing Studio is a weekly art therapy gathering for adults being treated for cancer or those with a cancer diagnosis in their past led by licensed art therapist Susan Anand. In response to COVID-19, the group is meeting on Zoom every Wednesday of the month. To register for this digital group, contact Susan Anand at smainlay@aol.com by Tuesday, July 21, at noon.

*This Zoom invitation will allow participants to attend via camera and audio.
Generously sponsored by The UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute and Mississippi Baptist Medical Center

Creative Healing Studio-07-15-20

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

12:30-2:00 PM

REGISTRATION REQUIRED, ZOOM

Creative Healing Studio is a weekly art therapy gathering for adults being treated for cancer or those with a cancer diagnosis in their past led by licensed art therapist Susan Anand. In response to COVID-19, the group is meeting on Zoom every Wednesday of the month. To register for this digital group, contact Susan Anand at smainlay@aol.com by Tuesday, July 7, at noon.

*This Zoom invitation will allow participants to attend via camera and audio.
Generously sponsored by The UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute and Mississippi Baptist Medical Center

Look and Learn with Hoot | Leo the Late Bloomer

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

10:30 AM

PRE-RECORDED VIDEO

This month we’ll read a story about a lion who can’t seem to keep up! Haven’t we all felt that way before? Join us to see how Leo’s story unfolds and have art supplies nearby to reflect on a breakthrough of your own. We recommend supplies like paper, pens, markers, or paint sticks. For tactile making, add tissue & glue.
This week's book: Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus, Illustrated by Jose Aruego

Museum After Hours: Joie de Vivre (Joy of Life)

Thursday, July 16, 2020

6 PM

FACEBOOK LIVE, ZOOM

Belle Époque, the beautiful period, was a time of optimism, peace and prosperity in France after a time of war. The great Paris Exposition of 1878 brought great musicians from around the world to perform in Paris. Café-concerts and cabarets like Le Chat Noir and Moulin Rouge were introduced in the bohemian district of Montmartre. Experience the exhibition Van Gogh, Monet, Degas and Their Times virtually, gather ingredients to create your our signature cocktail, the Gloria, with Elvie’s Beverage Director, Brandi Carter and enjoy a French music set with vocalist Alley Marshanne Jenkins, pianist Tyler Kemp, guitarist David Keary and bassist Johnny Hubbard from the comfort of your own home.

*This virtual program can be accessed on Facebook Live.


MMA SIGNATURE COCKTAIL | GLORIA
Gather your ingredients and fresh garnish, and join Elvie’s Beverage Director, Brandi Carter, for a French inspired mixology lesson. Craft your own refreshing French cocktail called the Gloria in preparation for an evening of Joie de Vivre (Joy of Life).

Recipe

Original Recipe:
1/3 Gordon Gin
1/3 Noilly
1/6 Cointreau
1/6 Campari
Adapted Recipe:
1 oz London Dry Gin
1 oz Dry Vermouth
1/2 oz Cointreau
1/2 oz Campari *Optional garnish for added aromatics: Orange Twist


Supplies Needed on Hand: Mixing Glass Glass filled with ice Empty Glass that will hold a minimum of 3 1/4 ounces (You’ll use this one for your final cocktail) Spoon Jigger or Tablespoon (1 Tbsp = 1/2 oz) Strainer (a slotted spatula will work too)

PERFORMERS/PARTNERS

Alley Marshanne Jenkins is no stranger to music. She is a vocalist, writer and teacher, and enjoys singing in a plethora of genres. She writes and performs an eclectic mix of jazz music as well as contemporary, opera, musical theater and everything in between.

David Keary celebrated his 25th year as the Executive/Artistic Director of Ballet Mississippi and is the Director of the International Dance School for the USA IBC for the 2018 and 2022 competitions. Previously he was a member of the New York City Ballet under the direction of George Balanchine. Mr. Keary is the 2018 recipient of the Mississippi Arts Commission Governor’s Arts Award for Leadership in the Performing Arts. He is a solo acoustic guitarist and was a founding member with Tim Avalon in the band Swing de Paris.

An accomplished pianist and collaborator, Tyler Kemp has become an essential part of musical life in Jackson, MS. His captivating and exciting performances of classical, jazz, and pop music showcase confidence and fluency from the concert stage and bandstand alike. Tyler joined the faculty of Mississippi College in 2014, serves as music director at Bellwether Church and is a frequent performer with the Mississippi Opera. He is a founding member of NEW JXN, a new music ensemble based in Jackson.

Johnny Hubbard, native of Jackson Mississippi, attended Jackson Public Schools and is a graduate of Lanier High School. He earned the Bachelors of Music Education and Masters of Music Education Degrees from Jackson State University where he played tuba, electric bass and string bass, performing with the Sonic Boom of the South Marching Band, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, and Jazz Ensembles I & II. Johnny is sole proprietor of JH Music Enterprise where he teaches music lessons and chart arrangements for school ensembles and various artists.

Adrienne Chadwick, Curator of Interpretation at Mississippi Museum of Art

Brandi Carter’s love of wine began in 2018 while exploring the various expressions of Rosé. Her craft cocktail journey began shortly after completing her introductory sommelier exam in 2019. Beginning in January of this year Brandi has ushered in the fun, house-infused, scratch-made and creative cocktail menu as the Beverage Director and Sommelier for the Elvie’s team.

Elvie's is Jackson's newest all-day cafe, serving seasonal fare that highlights Southern farmers. From fisherman and oyster farmers in the gulf, to organic produce and sustainably raised animals, Elvie’s is committed to using the highest quality, ethically sourced, and best tasting ingredients available. Inspired by French cafes, Elvie’s is a restaurant that you can enjoy all day. In the morning, stop by to enjoy breakfast and espresso, in the afternoon meet a friend for a classic cocktail and a bite to eat, or come experience dinner. At Elvie’s, our hope is that every guest feels at home. Generosity, passion, and attention to detail are at the heart of our hospitality and we want that to be part of your dining experience.

Museum After Hours is supported by Visit Jackson, MS and Downtown Jackson Partners. The monthly performances are generously sponsored by the Greater Jackson Arts Council through its Music First Program.



Makers in Their Spaces | Noah Saterstrom

Saturday, July 11, 2020

noon

Video Online Release

Makers in Their Spaces is an online program from the Mississippi Museum of Art in which the Museum is connected with a maker to learn more about their practice and how they are drawing inspiration from their space (whether that be physical, emotional, social, or otherwise) during this time. We are so excited to feature Noah Saterstrom, an artist whose work is currently on view in the exhibition New Symphony of Time. Discover Saterstrom's, creative process, current projects, and explore his space.

Art and Coffee

Saturday, August 1, 2020

10 AM

REGISTRATION REQUIRED, ZOOM

Pour a cup of coffee and join us from your own home! CAPE Art & Coffee is a chance to slow down with fellow art-lovers to have conversation and learn something new. This month, we introduce you to our newest MMA and Center for Art & Public Exchange (CAPE) team members, Deputy Director for Art and Programs Holly Harrison and Chief Curator & Artistic Director of CAPE Ryan Dennis. In this chance to meet-and-greet (virtually) our newest Museum staff members, this event will offer participants the opportunity to learn about the vision of CAPE and how its strength is shaping Mississippi within a larger national narrative.

Registration is required. To register please use this LINK HERE! Your acknowledgment email will include the Zoom invitation.
*This Zoom invitation will allow participants to attend via camera and audio. However, participants have the option to opt out of these features. This conversation will be recorded.

About Ryan N. Dennis
As Chief Curator and Artistic Director of CAPE, Dennis leads the curatorial team in further developing the Museum’s exhibitions and related programming, growing the collection, initiating new partnerships and collaborations, and fostering community involvement and participation. She also explores strategies for taking art and art experiences beyond the MMA’s walls.

Since 2017, Dennis has been Curator and Programs Director for Project Row Houses (PRH), in Houston, TX, where she started as Public Art Director and Curator in 2012. While at this community-based non-profit arts organization, Dennis and her colleagues used art to amplify community networks, develop and apply creative solutions to local issues, and highlight art, culture, history, and preservation in the city’s Third Ward and beyond. She oversaw and conceived PRH’s site-specific artists projects and exhibitions and summer residencies for local undergraduate art students and resultant exhibitions; conceived and organized public programming; established new initiatives and institutional partnerships locally and nationally; and supported fundraising and PRH’s profile-raising efforts. Among the programs she created and implemented is PRH’s Strategic Art Plan, a neighborhood-wide initiative of public work and community engagement activities.

Dennis was Traveling Exhibition and Artists-in-Residence Manager at the Museum for African Art (now The Africa Center) in New York City from 2010‒2012. She coordinated and managed all aspects of the traveling exhibition program, from communications and marketing to related publications and installation planning. She served as a curatorial assistant at The Menil Collection in Houston from 2007‒2009. Dennis has contributed to a range of publications and served as a juror, panelist, lecturer, and moderator at institutions across the country. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Alliance of Artist Communities and the National Advisory Board of The Laundromat Project. Among her current civic engagements are serving on the Advisory Committee of the Gulf Coast Literary and Fine Arts Journal; System-Wide Art Acquisition Committee, University of Houston; Professional Development Committee of the Association of American Museum Curators; and, Civic Art Committee, Houston Arts Alliance.

She received her B.A. from University of Houston in 2007, and M.A. in Arts and Cultural Management from Pratt Institute, New York City, in 2011. EXPLORE MORE!

About Holly R. Harrison
As Deputy Director of Art and Programs, Harrison continues to build and nurture innovative partnerships, expanding creative capacity, strengthening connections between the Museum and communities of Jackson, and supporting the implementation of MMA’s newly formulated strategic plan under the leadership of Director Bradley.

Harrison brings nearly fifteen years of experience working in leading art museums and foundations across the country. She joins MMA after serving for five years as Program Associate for Arts and Cultural Heritage at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in New York where she developed and executed a diversity of initiatives and career pathway programs in museums, universities, and cultural institutions. Harrison brings to MMA her deep commitment to accelerating diversity and inclusion across all strategic and programmatic areas of the Museum. At the Mellon Foundation she established multiple professional training programs for emerging Native American professionals and supported curatorial research projects and exhibition development of Native American art. Reviewing not only programmatic proposals, but also detailed financial information and strategic planning initiatives, Harrison has built an extensive knowledge of organizational models across the cultural community.

In addition to her work at the Mellon Foundation, Harrison held positions in the curatorial departments at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Dallas Museum of Art. At LACMA, Harrison worked collaboratively with staff, curators, and artists providing project and research assistance. She was an inaugural member of the Time Based Media Focus Group, a cross-departmental task force focused on curating and conserving Film and Media including the development of new models for acquisition, registration, storage, exhibition, and conservation. Among the exhibitions with which she was involved: Christine Corday: Protoist Series, Selected Forms; Agnes Varda in Californialand; Asco: Elite of the Obscure; and Blinky Palermo: Retrospective (1964-77). Harrison is the curator for Corday’s U.S. team at the Venice Architecture Biennial, 2020. Sans Titre/Elemental Architecture/Material Phases of Suns will be on view May 21–November 29, 2020. She served on Board of the Friends of the Gamble House, Pasadena, CA, and held a three-year appointment on the Museum Committee of the College Art Association.
Harrison received her MBA from Pepperdine University, and completed her M.A. coursework in the history of art at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, where she focused on Modern art. She received her B.A. from the University of Kansas.


The Center for Art & Public Exchange (CAPE) and its programs are supported by its founding partners: W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Henry Luce Foundation, Southern Poverty Law Center, and Bradley Arant.

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

12:30-2:00 PM

REGISTRATION REQUIRED, ZOOM

Creative Healing Studio is a weekly art therapy gathering for adults being treated for cancer or those with a cancer diagnosis in their past led by licensed art therapist Susan Anand. In response to COVID-19, the group is meeting on Zoom every Wednesday of the month. To register for this digital group, contact Susan Anand at smainlay@aol.com by Tuesday, June 30, at noon.

*This Zoom invitation will allow participants to attend via camera and audio.
Generously sponsored by The UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute and Mississippi Baptist Medical Center

Makers in Their Spaces | Enrika Williams

Saturday, June 13, 2020

10 AM

PRE-RECORDED VIDEO RELEASE

Ready for another Makers in Their Spaces? Our next maker is Enrika Williams, Mississippi born and raised chef and owner of Fauna Foodworks, a culinary food lab which produces thoughtful, ingredient-driven, bohemian-chic cuisine. Chef Williams creates dishes that are radically vested and expressive in changing conversations and expanding the culinary landscape of the South, and is a culinary experience you can’t miss.

Please join us in watching the video release on Saturday, June 13, at 10 AM (CST) and for our Instagram Live conversation on Monday, June 15, at 6 PM (CST).

Makers in Their Spaces is an online program from the Mississippi Museum of Art in which the Museum is connected with a maker to learn more about their practice and how they are drawing inspiration from their space (whether that be physical, emotional, social, or otherwise) during this time. Each installment has a video release and an Instagram Live conversation with the maker.

This video was edited by Blake Barnes.

Creative Healing Studio-6-17-20

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

12:30-2:00 PM

REGISTRATION REQUIRED, ZOOM

Creative Healing Studio is a weekly art therapy gathering for adults being treated for cancer or those with a cancer diagnosis in their past led by licensed art therapist Susan Anand. In response to COVID-19, the group is meeting on Zoom every Wednesday of the month. To register for this digital group, contact Susan Anand at smainlay@aol.com by Tuesday, June 16, at noon.

*This Zoom invitation will allow participants to attend via camera and audio.
Generously sponsored by The UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute and Mississippi Baptist Medical Center

Look and Learn with Hoot | Life Doesn’t Frighten Me | Poem by Maya Angelou

Friday, June 19, 2020

10:30 AM

PRE-RECORDED VIDEO

This month we will read Maya Angelou’s Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, a poem illustrated by paintings of Jean-Michel Basquiat, an artist who fought his own fears and used symbols, words, and people to represent his reactions to the world. Have some art supplies on hand as we prompt you to create a super version of yourself, equipped with all the power you need to face fears of your own. We suggest supplies that can be easily found around the house -- paper, pens, markers, or paint sticks.

Museum After Hours | Pride - FACEBOOK LIVE

Thursday, June 18, 2020

6PM

FACEBOOK LIVE

Museum After Hours goes virtual and we are kicking it off with National Pride Month! Together we will honor the lives of our LGBTQ+ community members and discuss LGBTQ+ Arts and Advocacy. In an evening of healing we will promote joy through activities that will encourage you to laugh while you explore the science of sexuality, rainbow cocktails, drag, poetry and more.
CLICK HERE for FACEBOOK LIVE!

FEATURING
Policy and Legislation in the LGBTQ+ Community
· Daniel Ball, Chief of Staff at Freedom for All Americans

The Life of a Drag Queen
· Brooklyn Alexander, Miss Gay Mississippi America and Erin Steele, Show Director and Host at Bar 3911

Understanding Gender
· Monique Davis, managing director of the Center for Art and Public Exchange (CAPE

Allyship: A Conversation and Poetry Reading
· Ser Álida, queer Afro-Dominican writer and educator

Discussion on the digital exhibition Queer Divinity
· Jonathan Kent Adams, artist and Christina McField, MMA Andrew Mellon Curatorial Fellow

PLUS: Make your cocktail or mocktail in advance! Museum After Hours is a social event and our signature cocktail will be the Rainbow Paradise but you can bring which ever festive cocktail/mocktail you prefer to celebrate with the audience.

**We will be listening to the Pride 2020 Playlist on Spotify curated by D.J. Baker**

DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT
Digital art exhibition and Q&A for Queer Divinity: Click HERE to view
From large scale installations to tiny works on paper, Jonathan Kent Adams presents his paintings in traditional and unorthodox ways. This presentation allows for viewers to imagine those who do not follow social constructions existing alongside those who do. Adams’ workplaces emphasis on the figure, sexuality, and place. He encourages self-discovery amid traditions that often deny the outsider’s existence.


HOW TO JOIN ON ZOOM?

On Jun 18, 2020 04:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) go to you ZOOM
Join the webinar: HERE Webinar ID: 838 1216 9439
Or iPhone one-tap: US: +13462487799,,83812169439# or +16699006833,,83812169439#
Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 436 2866
International numbers available: HERE

Museum After Hours is supported by Visit Jackson, MS and Downtown Jackson Partners. The monthly performances are generously are generously sponsored by the Greater Jackson Arts Council through its Music First Program.


Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

12:30-2:00 PM

REGISTRATION REQUIRED, ZOOM

Creative Healing Studio is a weekly art therapy gathering for adults being treated for cancer or those with a cancer diagnosis in their past led by licensed art therapist Susan Anand. In response to COVID-19, the group is meeting on Zoom every Wednesday of the month. To register for this digital group, contact Susan Anand at smainlay@aol.com by Tuesday, June 9, at noon.

*This Zoom invitation will allow participants to attend via camera and audio.
Generously sponsored by The UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute and Mississippi Baptist Medical Center

Makers in Their Spaces: Scott Allen

Saturday, May 30, 2020

10 AM

PRE-RECORDED VIDEO PRIEMER

Our next featured maker in the Makers in Their Spaces series is A Plus Signs and Creative owner, Scott Allen. Allen has created work that enhances daily life both locally and nationally as his business produces unique interior and exterior signage, architectural metalwork, custom fabrication, murals, and large format printing. Allen creates artwork that enhances the daily life of the Jackson community, using his talents to bring large-scale work into the metropolitan area.

Join us Mon., 6-/1 @ 6 PM for more! – "Makers in Their Spaces" | Scott Allen -- INSTAGRAM LIVE CONVERSATION
Follow the conversation on Instagram @msmuseumart.

Makers in Their Spaces is an online program from the Mississippi Museum of Art in which the Museum is joined by the company of a maker to learn more about their practice and how they are drawing inspiration from their space (whether that be physical, emotional, social, or otherwise) during this time. We are so excited to feature Scott Allen, A Plus Signs and Creative owner and fellow Jacksonian. Watch to see Allen’s process of creating during this time of uncertainty and how he has changed his creative space in his workshop and bringing new spaces to the neighborhood of Fondren.
Video edited by Arielle Wallace.

CAPE Art & Coffee| Sammy Moon and Joshua Buford

Saturday, June 6, 2020

10 - 11:30 AM

REGISTRATION REQUIRED, ZOOM

Pour yourself a cup of coffee and join us from your own home! The Museum's Center for Art & Public Exchange leads this opportunity to slow down with fellow art lovers. This month, join Sammy Moon, executive director of the Mississippi Alliance of Nonprofits and Philanthropy, and Joshua Buford, director of outreach and the lead archivist for the Invisible Histories Project, to view Out in the South, a short documentary by the Invisible Histories Project, and reflect on LGBTQ+ community in Mississippi.

About the documentary, Out in the South:
"Out in the South was a short documentary made by filmmaker Bob Huff about the 1st ever Gay Pride March in the state of Alabama. This short film captures that amazing day in June of 1989 as members of the Alabama LGBTQ community gathered to mark the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and to hold space for people suffering from HIV. This footage is an important part of the history of the Deep South because it shows not only that local organizing was taking place, but that Southern LGBTQ communities were connected to larger national movements for Gay liberation."

Sammy Moon:
Sammy Moon is the executive director of the Mississippi Alliance of Nonprofits and Philanthropy. In this role, Sammy provides leadership and support to nonprofit and philanthropic organizations in their efforts to strengthen Mississippi’s children, families, and communities. His work involves interaction with nonprofits organizations, foundations, United Ways, public sector entities, and businesses throughout the state. Prior to becoming the executive director of The Alliance, Sammy served as director of the Mississippi Association of Grantmakers (MAG). Before his work with MAG, Sammy worked as senior advisor to United Way Worldwide’s Field Engagement Division where he worked with local United Ways interested in third-grade reading programming and impact investing. Sammy also worked as a senior associate at the Annie E. Casey Foundation in Baltimore, Md., the largest private foundation in the country devoted solely to building stronger futures for vulnerable children and their families. A native of Amory, Miss., Sammy’s formal education includes a Masters of Arts in sociology from the University of Mississippi, a Masters of Social Work from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Masters in Public Administration from the Kennedy School at Harvard University..

Joshua Buford:
Joshua Buford is an award-winning historian, archivist, and educator with over 20 years of experience creating stronger communities for Queer and Transgender people across the U.S. He is perhaps best known for his work to preserve and make accessible the Queer history of the American South through the development of archival collections and oral histories. Josh is a nationally recognized educator and trainer who has worked with K-12 schools, colleges, and universities, corporations, and non-profits to bring greater knowledge about the ways each can be more inclusive of diverse identities, engage in self-evaluation about best practices, and create pathways for increased retention of minority individuals. Josh is a native of Alabama who grew up in Anniston. He attended the University of Alabama for his undergraduate degrees in English and History. Josh finished his Master’s degrees in 2006 with a MA in American Studies (with a concentration in LGBY history of the late 20th century) as well as a Masters in Library and Information Studies


The Center for Art & Public Exchange (CAPE) and its programs are supported by its founding partners: W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Henry Luce Foundation, Southern Poverty Law Center, and Bradley Arant.
Registration is required. To register, please use this link: HERE
Your acknowledgement email will include the Zoom invitation.
*This Zoom invitation will allow participants to attend via camera and audio. However, participants have the option to opt out of these features.
This conversation may be recorded.

Makers in Their Spaces | Alexis McGrigg

Saturday, May 16, 2020

10 AM

PRE-RECORDED VIDEO on Facebook & Instagram

Makers in Their Spaces. In this online program, the Museum will be joined by the company of a maker, allowing the public to learn more about their practice and how they are drawing inspiration from their space during this time. Our first maker of this series will be Mississippi visual artist Alexis McGrigg.

Saturday, May 16 | 10 AM: We will showcase McGrigg’s amazing work on Instagram and Facebook!
*PRE-RECORDED VIDEO

Monday, May 18 | 6 PM, join us as we host an INSTAGRAM LIVE conversation with the artist.


About the maker:
Alexis McGrigg is an emerging contemporary artist who explores themes of blackness, space, spirituality, identity, and collective consciousness. Her artwork utilizes the mediums of painting, drawing, transmedia, and installation to create fictional and philosophical narratives of black existence that stem from historical and lived experiences. She integrates poetry, sound, and performance in her practice as major contributors of influence throughout her research.
Alexis earned her Bachelor of Fine Art in Painting from Mississippi State University in 2012. In 2017, she received her Master of Fine Art from Texas Tech University with a concentration in Painting and a secondary emphasis in Transmedia. She has exhibited in several exhibitions across the U.S. in New York, New Orleans, Chicago, Las Vegas, and Oakland


Look and Learn with Hoot

Friday, May 15, 2020

10:30 AM

PRE-RECORDED VIDEO

Catch the release of our first Look and Learn video on Facebook and Instagram! We’ll be reading Babar’s Museum of Art by Laurent de Brunhoff—a book about a special museum filled with all kinds of art. Afterward, we will share some inspiring ideas, so you can create a museum of your own at home. Gather art materials around your house, such as crayons, markers, pencils, and paper, so you will be ready to make!

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

12:30-2:00 PM

Zoom

Creative Healing Studio is a weekly art therapy gathering for adults being treated for cancer or those with a cancer diagnosis in their past led by licensed art therapist Susan Anand. In response to COVID-19, the group is meeting on Zoom every Wednesday of the month. To register for this digital group, contact Susan Anand at smainlay@aol.com. Generously sponsored by The UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute and Mississippi Baptist Medical Center

This event is free and open to the public.

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

12:30-2:00 PM

Zoom

Creative Healing Studio is a weekly art therapy gathering for adults being treated for cancer or those with a cancer diagnosis in their past led by licensed art therapist Susan Anand. In response to COVID-19, the group is meeting on Zoom every Wednesday of the month. To register for this digital group, contact Susan Anand at smainlay@aol.com.

*This Zoom invitation will allow participants to attend via camera and audio.

Generously sponsored by The UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute and Mississippi Baptist Medical Center

Impressions with Dr. Roger Ward: Virtual Guided Talk

Friday, May 15, 2020

11:30 AM

PRE-RECORDED VIDEO

The Mississippi Museum of Art presents "Impressions with Dr. Roger Ward," a series of intimate talks in the galleries of "Van Gogh, Monet, Degas and Their Times: The Mellon Collection of French Art From the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts."

Vimeo: Mississippi Museum of Art

CAPE Art & Coffee: Taking Mental Health to Art

Saturday, May 2, 2020

10-10:30 AM

Zoom

Pour your cup of coffee and join us from your own home! The Museum’s Center for Art and Public Exchange (CAPE) leads this opportunity to slow down with fellow art lovers. This month, join art therapist Susan Anand and Post-Baccalaureate Fellow Grayston Barron to acknowledge Mental Health Awareness Month, view artwork by Van Gogh, and learn how art can promote wellbeing. Get ready to create some artwork with us as well, by having a piece of paper and simple art materials (pencils, pens, etc.) available.

The Center for Art & Public Exchange (CAPE) and its programs are supported by its founding partners: W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Henry Luce Foundation, Southern Poverty Law Center, and Bradley Arant.

Please register for this program by using this link: HERE

Your acknowledgment email will include the Zoom invitation.

*This Zoom invitation will allow participants to attend via camera and audio. However, participants have the option to opt out of these features.
This conversation will be recorded.

Art in Mind

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

10:30 AM - noon

REGISTRATION REQUIRED, ZOOM

Art in Mind explores a work of art with group discussion and an art inspired activity. Participants can stimulate observation, recall, and recognition at home with basic supplies. The program is facilitated by Licensed Art Therapist Susan Anand and Victoria Meek, Associate Curator of Studio and Family Programs. In response to COVID-19, the group is meeting on Zoom, which allows participants to attend via camera and audio.
To register, contact Jennifer Knight at 601.496.MIND (option 2) or mindclinic@umc.edu by Monday, May 25th.
Presented in partnership with The MIND Center at UMMC and generously sponsored by Alzheimer’s Mississippi.

Art Nights | Joy!

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

6 PM

Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, featuring the concert finale of "Ode to Joy," is honored as Beethoven's greatest masterpiece and is an anthem for peace and a call for brotherhood and unity. Similarly, "Lift Every Voice and Sing" by James Weldon Johnson is popularly known as the Black national anthem, popularized in the twentieth century and sung throughout the historic Civil Rights Movement. Join us for this month's Art Night as we learn and listen to these musical compositions, view Gwen Magee's quilted work Our New Day Begun, and celebrate joy in our galleries of New Symphony of Time.
This event is free and open to the public.
Generously sponsored by Baker Donelson

Art and Coffee | Fannie Lou Hamer’s America

Saturday, March 7, 2020

10 - 11:30 AM

The Museum Foyer, Galleries

Coffee is served! The Museum’s Center for Art and Public Exchange (CAPE) leads this opportunity to slow down with fellow art lovers in a casual morning learning space. This month, join us as we celebrate Women’s History Month and host a short preview screening and facilitated discussion of “Fannie Lou Hamer’s America,” a documentary film told through oral histories, powerful songs, and personal letters of Fannie Lou Hamer. This event is presented in partnership with the Mississippi Humanities Council and is free and open to the public.

Discussion facilitators: Hannah Williams and Velvet Johnson

The Center for Art & Public Exchange (CAPE) and its programs are supported by its founding partners: W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Henry Luce Foundation, Southern Poverty Law Center, and Bradley Arant.

About the film: From 1962-1977, Hamer traveled from the South to the North—and even to the West Coast of Africa—advocating civil rights, economic justice, and interracial cooperation. Hamer shared the platform with Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and Stokely Carmichael; she also addressed the 1968 and 1972 Democratic National Conventions. She was a featured speaker at the founding meeting of the National Women’s Political Caucus and she inspired a large crowd of anti-war protesters in Berkeley during a nation-wide Vietnam War moratorium. Hamer regularly spoke on college campuses including the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Harvard, Florida State, and Seattle University. And when she challenged the legitimacy of the US Congressmen sent from her state, Hamer was among the first three black women in history to be seated on the floor of the House of Representatives.
One of the movement’s pre-eminent orators, Hamer used stories from her own life to call America to account for the racism that defined every aspect of her existence—from the turn-of-the-century cotton plantations of the Mississippi Delta where she was reared to her death in an all-black hospital in 1977. Fannie Lou Hamer’s America not only features rare artifacts from her activist career, the documentary also engages Hamer’s life story—as she told it—foregrounding such themes as the injustice of growing up black and poor in the Mississippi Delta, white supremacist backlash to black voter registration, police brutality, and access to quality healthcare and affordable nutrition. What’s more, Fannie Lou Hamer’s America draws connections between these core themes that compelled Hamer’s activist struggle and their clear contemporary resonances. The film underscores these connections as contemporary activists, victims of present-day injustices, and their family members are featured throughout Fannie Lou Hamer’s America, reciting Hamer’s words of wisdom. Hamer’s prophetic mission, this documentary artfully illustrates, is no less urgent and no less relevant today than it was 50 years ago.

CAPE

Gallery Talk | Caring for Treasures

Friday, March 6, 2020

11:30 AM - noon

Ever wonder how we care for our objects in the Museum's permanent collection? Interested in learning how to care for art in your own home? Wonder why the Museum discourages touching artwork and using camera flash in the galleries? Join us as we learn about art handling in care as we invite Kathleen Barnett, the Museum’s Director of Collections Management and Registration, to share tips and tricks on how to protect and handle artowrk in the Museum and at home.

This event is free and open to the public.

Valentine’s Day Happy Hour

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

4 - 5 PM

The Museum Store

Don’t miss out on purchasing a perfect Valentine’s Day gift! The Museum Store has uniquely crafted jewelry, pottery, scarves, children’s gifts, ties, and more, which are sure to make this holiday special for someone you love. Beginning at 4 PM, find your perfect gift by local jewelry vendors, including Let It Be Yours Jewelry, and treat yourself to scrumptious snacks and a glass of champagne (until 5 PM). Gift-wrapping is free with purchases, and Museum members receive 10% off everything in the store!

At 6 PM, make it a date and join the Museum for heART Night and travel the galleries to get to know selected artworks in New Symphony of Time.

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

12:30 - 1:30 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

*Special session of Creative Healing Studio.
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 led by licensed art therapist Susan Anand. Open to all skill levels, this event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, contact Susan Anand at smainlay@aol.com.
Generously sponsored by The UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute and Mississippi Baptist Medical Center

Music in City | Stephen Redfield and Joanna Burnside

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

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

Trustmark Grand Hall

Listen to violinist Stephen Redfield as he performs alongside pianist Joanna Burnside in our Trustmark Grand Hall for this month’s Music in the City.

Stephen Redfield:
Stephen Redfield has been a Professor of Violin at the University of Southern Mississippi Since 1996. Recently awarded “Best Instrumentalist of 2018-19” by the Austin Critics Table, he was a student of Dorothy DeLay at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory and Donald Weilerstein at the Eastman School. A prize-winner in the Colman and Monterrey Chamber Music Competitions, he has performed as a chamber musician throughout the United States and internationally, and just last season performed five concertos with orchestra, including the Mozart D Major with the Mississippi Symphony.
Over his 40 years with the Oregon Bach Festival, he has participated in numerous recordings, including the Grammy® Award-winning disc Credo. Stephen is concertmaster of the Santa Fe Pro Musica, the Arizona Bach Festival, the Conspirare Company of Voices and La Follia Austin Baroque. With the Victoria Bach Festival his performances as concertmaster and soloist have been broadcast nationally.


Joanna Burnside:
Pianist Joanna Burnside is faculty at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College where she has taught piano, music theory, and music appreciation for 22 years. She holds the D.M.A. in piano performance, with a minor in music theory from Louisiana State University, and the B.M. and M.M. degrees in piano performance from the University of Southern Mississippi. An active collaborator with music faculty, guest artists, and students, she has been featured as soloist with the University of Southern Mississippi Symphony, Louisiana State University Symphony and Mississippi Symphony Orchestras. She is a member of the Mississippi Music Teachers Association, serving as president from 2004-2006. She is nationally certified through the Music Teachers National Association in piano and music theory. A member of the Hattiesburg Music Teachers League for over 35 years, she currently serves as the web site manager and membership chair.


Music in the City is a monthly series presenting live performances of classical and traditional artists. This series is generously sponsored by St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral, and is free and open to the public.

Guided Tour of New Symphony of Time

Saturday, February 29, 2020

11:00 AM - noon

Begins in The Museum Foyer

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Art in Mind II

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

1 - 2:30 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

Art in Mind uses art exploration in the galleries, followed by hands-on engagement in the studio to stimulate observation, recall, and cognition. Art therapist Susan Anand joins MMA educators in creating fun and comfortable experiences for participants of all skill levels. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, contact Jennifer Knight at 601.496.MIND (option 2) or mindclinic@umc.edu. Presented in partnership with Alzheimer’s Mississippi and generously sponsored by The Mind Center at UMMC

Art in Mind

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

10:30 AM - noon

BancorpSouth Classroom

Art in Mind uses art exploration in the galleries, followed by hands-on engagement in the studio to stimulate observation, recall, and cognition. Art therapist Susan Anand joins MMA educators in creating fun and comfortable experiences for participants of all skill levels. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, contact Jennifer Knight at 601.496.MIND (option 2) or mindclinic@umc.edu. Presented in partnership with Alzheimer’s Mississippi and generously sponsored by The Mind Center at UMMC

Guided Tour of New Symphony of Time

Saturday, February 22, 2020

11 AM

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Gallery Talk | Mississippi Regional Scholastic Art Awards

Friday, February 21, 2020

11:30 AM - noon

Begins in The Museum Foyer

Every year, regional 7th-12th graders submit artwork to the Scholastic Art Awards as a hope of achieving an award and recognition of their work. Join us for a casual conversation with Associate Curator of School and Teen Programs Merry Barnes as she welcomes visitors to see the work on view.

About the Scholastic Art Awards: Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. For more than 60 years, the Museum has hosted the art component of the annual Mississippi Regional Competition for students grades 7 through 12 from throughout the state. This year, the Museum is pleased to present all Gold Key- and Silver Key-winning works in the exhibition. This year’s exhibition is on view February 15-March 22, 2020.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. The Mississippi Regional Competition is generously sponsored by Atmos Energy.


This event is free and open to the public.

The Prize closes

Sunday, February 9, 2020

noon - 5 PM

Today is the final day to view The Prize: Seven Decades of Lyrical Response to the Call for Civil Rights,a visual—and lyrical—offering of how the quest for social justice in the era of Civil Rights continues to inspire freedom of expression today.

Guided Tour of New Symphony of Time

Saturday, February 8, 2020

11 AM

Begins in The Museum Foyer

This event is free and open to the public.

Gallery Talk | Capturing Jackson’s Creativity in Nick Cave: Feat.

Friday, February 7, 2020

11:30 AM - noon

Begins in The Museum Foyer

On January 12, the Museum greeted more than 100 photographers and models into Nick Cave: Feat for JXNPHOTOWALK, organized by The Murals. For this gallery talk, we invite Alexander FRE$CO, co-organizer of this event, to share photos and experiences from JXNPHOTOWALK in the galleries of Nick Cave: Feat.

Alexander FRE$CO, known simply as “FRE$CO,” is a music artist and self-taught photographer from Jackson, MS. As a local creative, FRE$CO writes, “Being able to do what makes me happy is truly a blessing.” From making hip-hop and R&B music and carrying his camera around to take portraits of others, FRE$CO enjoys seeing his images of others brought to light. Simply, FRE$CO states: “Being a creative in Jackson has opened so many doors for me, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.”

This will be the final gallery talk in Nick Cave: Feat. We hope you will join us. Pictures are encouraged!

Teacher’s Workshop: In the Studio | How Art Gives People a Voice

Friday, February 7, 2020

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom and Galleries

Buttons, sequins, cloth, color! These are just some of the fun elements that Nick Cave uses to create his life-sized soundsuit collection. In this workshop, teachers will have the opportunity to look at and discuss the work in Nick Cave: Feat and create their own “soundsuit” response piece. By showcasing ways to use object-based learning in your classroom, this workshop will grow your own teaching “toolkit,” and inspire your class to express themselves through art. Don't miss this opportunity to earn .6 CEUs, at no cost to you! Space is limited, so register now! Lunch is provided.

To register for this workshop, contact Merry Barnes at mbarnes@msmuseumart.org, or 601-965-9909.

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

12:30 - 1:30 PM

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 led by licensed art therapist Susan Anand. Open to all skill levels, this event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, contact Susan Anand at smainlay@aol.com.
Generously sponsored by The UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute and Mississippi Baptist Medical Center

heART Night: Love at First Sight

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

5:45 - 8 PM

Let the speed dating begin! In this month’s Art Nights, travel the galleries and get to know selected artworks in New Symphony of Time. In each “date,” visitors will listen to music while viewing the artwork and have short conversations facilitated by Museum educators and curators. What work would you want to see on a second date to the Museum? Cast a paper heart near the artwork you loved the most at the end of the event!

Featuring performances by Sara Sullivan, Flowerchile, John Eze Uzodinma II, and Ben Williams


Generously sponsored by Baker Donelson

Museum After Hours | Black Art Now

Thursday, February 20, 2020

5:30 - 8:30 PM

FREE

Experience Black Art Now. Join us as we celebrate Black History Month with a pop-up exhibition featuring photographs by Justin Hardiman, a fun game of Mississippi Card Revoked centered around our state's history, and an important conversation about why it's important for Black people to be in Museum spaces. Explore the galleries of New Symphony of Time in a guided tour; plus, meet and greet local Black owned businesses in the community. Be sure to stay for LIVE MUSIC produced by Mississippians Darrin Givens, Sigma, Big Savage, Chris Valentine, Donche, and 5th Child using samples (audio clips of sounds and/or songs) from renowned Mississippi musicians.

SCHEDULE

5:30-8:30 PM: Pop-up exhibition | Photography work by Justin Hardiman

5:30-8:30 PM: Meet and Greet | Black Owned Businesses- Chelsea's Custom Creations, Herbal Blessings, Good Problems Vintage Clothing, Print's by Sugar and Soul - Monica, The Murals, OSKIADE, and Haus of Philia

5:30-7:30 PM: Art Lab | Quilt of Collage- Participants can create their own quilt collages & add to a collaborative quilt piece inspired by work on view in New Symphony of Time.

5:45-6 PM: 15-min Guided Tour in New Symphony of Time with our Teaching Fellows

6:00-8:00PM: Live Painting by Sabrina Howard

6:00-6:30 PM: Mississippi Card Revoked Game – Host:'Sipp Talk

6:30-7 PM: 30-minute Yoga - connect the mind, body, and spirit with rejuvenating kemetic meditating techniques with Keyah Williams and Diamond Rogers

6:30-7:30 PM: Open Dialogue- experience the importance of black people in museum spaces - Moderators: Art and Civil Rights Initiative Interns and 'Sipp Talk

7:30-8:30 PM: Mississippi Producers share beats made with MS Artist Samples I Darrin Givens, Sigma, Big Savage, Chris Valentine, Donche and 5th Child

Cash Bar will be available
Food Trucks: Soul-Wired Cafe, Crooked Letters & T & M Dogs
Small Bites: DemKha Eats and Mama Nature's Juice Bar
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Museum After Hours is supported by Visit Jackson, MS and Downtown Jackson Partners. The monthly performances are generously are generously sponsored by the Greater Jackson Arts Council through its Music First Program.


Guided Tour

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Music in the City | Concordia Ensemble

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

5:45 - 7 PM

Trustmark Grand Hall

Music in the City is a monthly series presenting live performances of classical and traditional artists. This month, listen to choral music by Concordia Ensemble.
This event is free and open to the public.

Cape Art & Coffee

Saturday, February 1, 2020

10 - 11:30 AM

The Museum Foyer, Galleries

The Museum’s Center for Art and Public Exchange (CAPE) leads this opportunity to slow down with fellow art lovers in a casual morning learning space. This event is free and open to the public. Coffee is served. This month, our guest will be Cynthia Newhall from the Institute for Modern Slavery at Tougaloo College.
The Center for Art & Public Exchange (CAPE) and its programs are supported by its founding partners: W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Henry Luce Foundation, Southern Poverty Law Center, and Bradley Arant.

Closed New Year’s Day 2020

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

The Mississippi Museum of Art will be CLOSED Wednesday, January 1, 2020.

Schedule:

Tuesday, December, 31, 2019
11AM - 5PM
New Year's Eve

Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Closed
New Year's Day

Thursday, January 2, 2020
11AM - 5PM

Merry Melodies at the Museum | Steve Russell

Thursday, December 19, 2019

5 - 7 PM

The galleries and gardens are decked for the holidays, and we invite you to ease into the spirit of the season with this five-performance series featuring gifted area pianists playing festive holiday tunes!

Our final melody-maker in the series is Steve Russell.

FREE
Cash bar available

Merry Melodies at the Museum | Jimmy Turner

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

5 - 7 PM

The galleries and gardens are decked for the holidays, and we invite you to ease into the spirit of the season with this five-performance series featuring gifted area pianists playing festive holiday tunes!

The series continues with guitarist Jimmy Turner, an active music educator and performer in the Jackson area. Turner is on the adjunct faculty at Millsaps College and Mississippi College where he teaches guitar. He also teaches guitar through The Millsaps College Enrichment Program, The Taylor School at Mississippi College, St. Andrew's Episcopal School Enrichment Program, and maintains a busy private studio.

UP NEXT:
Thursday, 12/19 - Steve Russell

FREE
Cash bar available

Merry Melodies at the Museum | Linda Edwards

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

5 - 7 PM

The galleries and gardens are decked for the holidays, and we invite you to ease into the spirit of the season with this five-performance series featuring gifted area pianists playing festive holiday tunes! This evening's melody-maker is Linda Edwards.

UP NEXT:
Wednesday, 12/18 - Jimmy Turner
Thursday, 12/19 - Steve Russell

FREE
Cash bar available

Merry Melodies at the Museum | Tim Moak

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

5 - 7 PM

The galleries and gardens are decked for the holidays, and we invite you to ease into the spirit of the season with this five-performance series featuring gifted area pianists playing festive holiday tunes!

Tonight's melody-maker isn't a stranger to the Museum. Tim Moak has performed for our Music in the City audience on multiple occasions. Tim is the Business and Community Enrollment Specialist for Belhaven University’s adult, graduate, and online programs. He earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music from Mississippi College. His Bachelor’s degree is in Church Music (keyboard instrumental emphasis), and his Master’s is in Choral Conducting. Tim lives in Madison with his wife of 26 years, Mary. The Moaks have two children, Morgan, an Education major at the University of Mississippi, and Mason, who is studying Worship Leadership at the University of Mobile.

UP NEXT:
Tuesday, 12/17 - Linda Edwards
Wednesday, 12/18 - Natalie Fehrenbacher
Thursday, 12/19 - Steve Russell

FREE
Cash bar available

Merry Melodies at the Museum | Ben Williams

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

5 - 7 PM

The galleries and gardens are decked for the holidays, and we invite you to ease into the spirit of the season with this five-performance series featuring gifted area pianists playing festive holiday tunes!

Our first melody-maker is Benjamin Williams! Ben is a composer in central Mississippi and an associate professor of Music Theory and Composition at Mississippi College. Williams performs locally with the jazz ensemble Brick Street Trio and New JXN, a group dedicated to modern classical music. Learn more at https://williamscomposer.com/

UP NEXT:
Wednesday, 12/11 - Tim Moak
Tuesday, 12/17 - Linda Edwards
Wednesday, 12/18 - Jimmy Turner
Thursday, 12/19 - Steve Russell

FREE
Cash bar available

The Museum Will Be CLOSED After Hours

Thursday, December 12, 2019

5 - 7 PM

The Museum

The Mississippi Museum of Art will be closed for a private event Thursday, 12/12. We WILL resume normal Museum hours Friday, 12/13. If you are looking for an elegant, unique place to hold your next event, please contact Michelle McCallum at 601.960.1515 or by email at mmccallum@msmuseumart.org.

Beyond the Cave: Call and Response & Jackson Indie Music Week Silent Party

Saturday, January 18, 2020

6 - 11 PM

Galleries of Nick Cave: Feat. & Trustmark Grand Hall

FREE

The Mississippi Museum of Art introduces Beyond the Cave, a community driven program highlighting Nick Cave: Feat. In the form of a call-and-response, four emerging cultural producers from the Jackson area have been challenged to react to the socially-engaged exhibition and respond to the work through creative expression. Ongoing mentorship with artist Nick Cave has informed this provocative showcase of performance, spoken word, and live visual art. The evening will conclude with Jackson Indie Music Festival’s Silent Party and a DJ set inspired by the work of Nick Cave: Feat.


Reserve a ticket through Eventbrite for FREE. Only the FIRST 50 people through the door will receive a VIP wristband to get into the exhibition to watch live performances. Space is limited.

Closed Christmas Day

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

The Museum will be closed Christmas Day.

Closed Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 28, 2019

The Museum will be closed Thursday, 11/28 Thanksgiving Day. We will be OPEN Friday, 11/29.

Guided Tour of New Symphony of Time

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Begins in The Museum Foyer

FREE

Gallery Talk | Lesley Raybon

Friday, January 24, 2020

Begins in The Museum Foyer

Stitch, zip, button, sparkle! In this gallery talk, Leslie Raybon will share her experience as a costume designer and respond to Nick Cave's collection of soundsuits in Nick Cave: Feat.
Lesley Raybon is the Director of Dance Costume at Belhaven University. She was previously the Resident Costume Designer at New Stage Theatre for eight years. During that time she has designed and built hundreds of costumes of various periods and styles. She is also a puppeteer with Puppet Arts Theatre, barista at Starbucks, wife and mother.
Nick Cave's human-shaped sculptures—called soundsuits because of the noise made when they move—began as a response to the beating of Rodney King by policemen in Los Angeles more than 25 years ago. As an African-American man, Cave felt particularly vulnerable after the incident, so he formed a type of armor that protected him from profiling by concealing race, gender, and class. Along with broadcasting an increasingly urgent call for equity, Cave wants his art to spark viewers’ imaginations and aspirations.

Art in Mind II

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

FREE, registration required
Art exploration in the galleries, followed by hands-on engagement in the studio to stimulate observation, recall, and cognition with art therapist Susan Anand. To register, contact Jennifer Knight at 601.496.MIND (option 2) or mindclinic@umc.edu.
Presented in partnership with Alzheimer’s Mississippi and generously sponsored by The Mind Center at UMMC

Art in Mind II

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

FREE, registration required
Art exploration in the galleries, followed by hands-on engagement in the studio to stimulate observation, recall, and cognition with art therapist Susan Anand. To register, contact Jennifer Knight at 601.496.MIND (option 2) or mindclinic@umc.edu.
Presented in partnership with Alzheimer’s Mississippi and generously sponsored by The Mind Center at UMMC

Art in Mind

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

FREE, registration required
Art exploration in the galleries, followed by hands-on engagement in the studio to stimulate observation, recall, and cognition with art therapist Susan Anand. To register, contact Jennifer Knight at 601.496.MIND (option 2) or mindclinic@umc.edu.
Presented in partnership with Alzheimer’s Mississippi and generously sponsored by The Mind Center at UMMC

Guided Tour of New Symphony of Time

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Begins in The Museum Foyer

FREE

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

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 led by licensed art therapist Susan Anand. Open to all skill levels, this event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, contact Susan Anand at smainlay@aol.com.
Generously sponsored by The UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute and Mississippi Baptist Medical Center

Art Nights: 20/20

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Event included with purchase of exhibition ticket.
Purchase Tickets: HERE

Wake up from the fog of 2019 and start the new year with 20|20 vision! With thoughts of the new year fresh in our minds, this event will frame Nick Cave's art in its strength of showcasing protection, comfort, and community for the artist and viewer. As writer Samuel R. Delaney writes in his essay "Necessity of Tomorrows": "We need images of tomorrow; and our people need them more than most. Without an image of tomorrow, one is trapped by blind history, economics, and politics beyond our control. One is tied up in a web, in a net with no way to struggle free. Only by having clear and vital images of the many alternatives, good and bad, of where one can go, will we have any control over the way we may actually get there in a reality tomorrow will bring all too quickly," we invite you to join us and open our eyes to the work in Nick Cave: Feat., experience a reading and performance by Amanda Furdge and Kate Woodley, listen to musical guest Pam Confer, and start 2020 with creativity!

Amanda Furdge: Biography
As a southern, thoughtful, adventurous, enchanting, and creative writer and personality, Amanda Furdge is equipped to take on the world. In addition to her over 10 solid years (and counting!) as a nationally and internationally spoken word poet and author, she is known for possessing a wide array of talents, as well as being highly respected as a mother, community leader, writer and cultural/social influencer.

Kate Woodley: Biography
Kate Woodley is a Clinical Social Worker, Certified Trauma Treatment Specialist, and Drama Therapist. She has spent the last ten years serving homeless and runaway teens, justice and foster care involved youth, as well as grieving children and families. Compassion, creativity, empowerment, integrity, self-determination, and social justice are central tenets in her life and work. She listens closely and is passionate about the power of art and self-expression to educate, heal, and unite.

Pam Confer: Biography
Pam Confer is an international, award-winning, bilingual professional speaker, jazz singer, business consultant, public relations guru, and sports clay enthusiast. She explodes with confidence -- teaching everyone how a simple smile can move the world! As a corporate humorist and master soft-skills trainer, Pam's open mind, personal stories, and amusing training style are unmatched.

Art talks lead by Adrienne Chadwick, Curator of Interpretation and Monique Davis, Director for the Center for Art and Public Exchange.

Generously sponsored by Baker Donelson


Guided Tour of Nick Cave: Feat.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

EXHIBITION TICKET REQUIRED

Gallery Talk

Friday, January 10, 2020

Begins in The Museum Foyer

FREE
Mississippi has seen snow! Come and celebrate the winter in Jackson with Deputy Director of Art and Programs Roger Ward to look at the cold, snowy scenes from artist William R. Hollingsworth, Jr., now on view in the Trustmark Grand Hall. Learn about the artist’s life and work, and spot some familiar (or not-so familiar) Jackson locations in the wintertime.

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

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 led by licensed art therapist Susan Anand. Open to all skill levels, this event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, contact Susan Anand at smainlay@aol.com.
Generously sponsored by The UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute and Mississippi Baptist Medical Center

Music in the City

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Trustmark Grand Hall

Music in the City is a monthly series presenting live performances of classical and traditional artists. This month features New JXN.

This event is free and open to the public.

Generously sponsored by St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral

CAPE Art & Coffee

Saturday, January 4, 2020

The Museum Foyer & Galleries

The Museum’s Center for Art and Public Exchange (CAPE) leads this opportunity to slow down with fellow art lovers in a casual morning learning space. This event is free and open to the public. Coffee is served. This month, Rukia Lumumba will discuss her work as a community activist dealing with the school-to-prison pipeline and healing the relationship between communities of color and law enforcement.

CAPE and its programs are supported by its founding partners: W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Henry Luce Foundation, Southern Poverty Law Center, and Bradley.

Guided Tour of New Symphony of Time

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Begins in The Museum Foyer

FREE

Guided Tour of New Symphony of Time

Saturday, December 21, 2019

FREE

Guided Tour of New Symphony of Time

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Begins in The Museum Foyer

FREE

Look and Learn with Hoot

Friday, February 21, 2020

The Museum Foyer & BancorpSouth Classroom

This educational opportunity for children up to 5 years of age and their parents, emphasizes creative play and literacy through a hands-on art activity and story time. This month, join us as we read The Friend Ship by Kat Yeh and illustrated by Chuck Groenink, make new friends, and create a nautical craft. Please dress for mess!
This event is free and open to the public.

Look and Learn with Hoot

Friday, January 17, 2020

The Museum Foyer & BancorpSouth Classroom

This educational opportunity for children up to 5 years of age and their parents, emphasizes creative play and literacy through a hands-on art activity and story time. This month, join us as we read Great Dog, look at Family with Pets by Sulton Rogers in the galleries of New Symphony of Time, and create our own pet portraits. Please dress for mess!
This event is free and open to the public.

Power APAC Dance Performance

Friday, December 20, 2019

11:30 AM - noon

Power APAC's Dance Department returns to the galleries with an original routine inspired by the works on view in Nick Cave: Feat..

The purchase of an exhibition ticket is required to attend this program. Available online or at the door.

Look and Learn with Hoot

Friday, December 20, 2019

FREE
This educational opportunity for children up to 5 years of age and their parents emphasizes creative play and literacy through story time and a hands-on art activity. This month, we’ll read Llama Llama Holiday Drama by Anna Dewdney, spend time with winter scenes in the Museum’s collection, craft for the holidays, and decorate a cookie!

Following Look and Learn, Power APAC Dance Department will perform an original piece in the galleries of Nick Cave: Feat at 11:30 AM.

Art in Mind

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

FREE, registration required
Art exploration in the galleries, followed by hands-on engagement in the studio to stimulate observation, recall, and cognition with art therapist Susan Anand. To register, contact Jennifer Knight at 601.496.MIND (option 2) or mindclinic@umc.edu.
Presented in partnership with Alzheimer’s Mississippi and generously sponsored by The Mind Center at UMMC

Guided Tour of New Symphony of Time

Saturday, December 7, 2019

begins in The Museum Foyer

FREE

Cape Art & Coffee

Saturday, December 7, 2019

FREE
The Museum’s Center for Art and Public Exchange (CAPE) leads this opportunity to slow down with fellow art lovers in a casual morning learning space. This month, members from the Museum’s Community Advisory Council will share their experience serving on the council.

The Center for Art & Public Exchange (CAPE) and its programs are supported by its founding partners: W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Henry Luce Foundation, Southern Poverty Law Center, and Bradley.

Gallery Talk

Friday, December 6, 2019

FREE
Gallery talks offer visitors the chance to engage with art on view for a 30-minute discussion led by Museum curators, educators, local artists, and scholars. Featuring work in New Symphony of Time, this talk by Dr. Miranda Freeman will explore the ways in which artists contribute and reshape Mississippi's cultural history. As William Faulkner writes, "To understand the world, you must first understand a place like Mississippi," Dr. Freeman will highlight select works in the exhibition that examine and challenge Mississippi's identity and constructed narrative.

Downtown Holiday House

Thursday, December 5, 2019

FREE
Join us downtown for a massive holiday open house featuring a interactive Christmas Tree Trail, the Keep Building Jackson exhibit, Santa Claus, food trucks, a holiday artisan market, and more!
For more Details visit Downtown Holiday House on Facebook HERE

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

FREE, registration required

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 led by licensed art therapist Susan Anand. To register, email smainlay@aol.com.
Generously sponsored by The UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute

Music in the City: Holiday Edition

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

5:45 PM

FREE

Music in the City is a monthly series presenting live performances of classical and traditional artists. This month, the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral Parish Choir sings classic holiday music. Come early to enjoy The Museum Store’s Holiday Open House, and stay for the music, cookie decorating, crafts, and more.

Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches by G & J Catering available for purchase

Generously sponsored by St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral

CAPE Land & Power: The Summit

Sunday, November 17, 2019

10 AM - 9 PM

Lafayette County, Mississippi

The Museum's Center for Art and Public Exchange (CAPE) presents Land & Power: The Summit, a multi-programmatic engagement presented by Lafayette County residents exploring the relationship between land and power. This day-long series of programs is the culmination of one of CAPE's 2019 W.K. Kellogg Foundation-funded Place-Based Artist Residencies. Mississippi artist daniel johnson worked collaboratively with individuals and organizations in Lafayette County over the course of this year to develop this program.

Land & Power: The Summit will take place over the course of the day with general attendance public programs in the morning and evening and a registration only program in the afternoon. All programs are free.

This series of programs will begin at 10 AM at the Whirlpool Trail (South Campus Rail Trail) with “Belonging to the Earth,” an opportunity to connect with the land with local herbalist, gardener, and organizer Lydia Koltai. From 1-7 PM, registered attendees will participate in a series of concurrent programs culminating with a shared meal focused on locally produced foods at the Gordon Community & Cultural Center. The evening will conclude with a reception at Burns-Belfry Museum for the opening of the exhibition, Black Presence in Lafayette County.

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The Museum Store Holiday Open House

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

11 AM - 7 PM

Get ready to stuff those stockings during this day of bubbly champagne, scrumptious samples, and delightful products by Mississippi artisans and entrepreneurs. Gift-wrapping is free with purchases, and Museum members receive 10% off everything in the store!

Beginning at 4 PM, meet some of The Museum Store’s most creative vendors, including jewelry designer Jo Patterson; Carlie Hogan and her Galexie Glister glitter gel for face, body, and hair; Paul Meek of Morton, Miss., crafter of wooden duck and turkey calls; Jamie Faulkner of Let It Be Yours Jewelry; feather painter Elaine Maisel; the fine folks from Mississippi Cold Drip Coffee & Tea Co. and FEAST Specialty Foods; and the ladies of Kay & Renee Collectibles.

At 5:45 PM, the parish choir from St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral will fill the halls with the joyful sounds of Christmas classics for a special holiday edition of Music in the City. Bring the kids for cookie-decorating and crafts and leave with hearts overflowing with the holiday spirit.

The occasion will also mark the opening day of our newest exhibition, Under the Winter Sky: Watercolors by William Hollingsworth, Jr, a selection of 14 of the late Mississippi artist's characteristic watercolors, which share the theme of having been painted in the winter months of the last few years of the painter’s short life.

Throughout December, stop by and take in the dazzling light display in The Walker Garden designed and generously provided by McCall Landscaping & Lawn Maintenance. (Remember, we’ve extended our hours to 7 PM Tuesday through Thursday!)

Gallery Talk | Jeffrey Wolf

Friday, October 18, 2019

11:30 AM - Noon

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. Jeffrey Wolf, producer and director of the feature-length documentary Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts will discuss the work and life of Bill Traylor in front of the artist's Untitled (Black Dog with Red Tongue) and play short films on James ‘Son Ford’ Thomas and Elijah Pierce.

Jeffrey Wolf’s first introduction to Bill Traylor came in 1982’s Black Folk Art in America exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. As the director and producer for Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts, Wolf says the film “strives to broaden our understanding of this period of transformation, a time when black people prospered as business professionals in Montgomery, in spite of living through fear and volatility of Jim Crow South that impacted daily life. Traylor created his own visual language as a means to communicate and record the stories of his life. Traylor’s art is the sole body of work made by a black artist of his era to survive.”

Bill Traylor’s Untitled (Black Dog with Red Tongue), c.1940, is a work in the Mississippi Museum of Art’s permanent collection. The Museum will display and showcase his work during the Art on Film screening of Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts at Museum After Hours on Thursday, October 17, and the gallery talk by Jeffrey Wolf. Artwork by James ‘Son Ford’ Thomas is now on view in New Symphony of Time.

This event is free and open to the public.

ABOUT JEFFREY WOLF
Jeffrey Wolf made the acclaimed documentary, James Castle: Portrait of an Artist, an award-winning film that delves into the life and creative process of the artist James Castle, as told by family members, artists and members of the deaf community. Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts is Wolf’s second feature-length documentary. He has also made short films about the following artists: James ‘Son Ford’ Thomas, Martin Ramirez, Elijah Pierce, and Gregory Van Maanen. Wolf is recognized for his film work with prominent directors such as Arthur Penn, Sidney Lumet, David Grubin, John Waters, Ted Demme, and Lasse Hallström. Films include The Ref, Beautiful Girls, Holes, and Life.

Final Day to View “Pappy Kitchens: The Saga of Red Eye the Rooster”

Sunday, November 17, 2019

noon - 5 PM

Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

Saturday, November 30, 2019

11 AM

Begins in the Museum Foyer

This event is free and open to the public.

Art in Mind II

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

1 - 2:30 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom & Galleries

Art in Mind uses art exploration in the galleries, followed by hands-on engagement in the studio to stimulate observation, recall, and cognition. Art therapist Susan Anand joins MMA educators in creating fun and comfortable experiences for participants of all skill levels. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, contact Jennifer Knight at 601.496.MIND (option 2) or mindclinic@umc.edu. Presented in partnership with Alzheimer’s Mississippi and generously sponsored by The Mind Center at UMMC

Museum After Hours | Music in Motion

Thursday, November 21, 2019

5:30-8:30 PM

Every third Thursday, the Museum opens its doors after hours to partner with and embrace Mississippi’s creative community! Museum After Hours is a family-friendly mix of one-night pop-up exhibitions, live music, films, art-making activities, games, and more.

This month’s pop-up exhibit showcases the lively work of artist and musician Don Jacobs. Enjoy the live, genre-bending tunes of Inasense, (DJ MissiHippian and vocalist Deja Samuel), catch Power APAC’s dance department mini-performances in the galleries, make a mask like artist Nick Cave at the Art Lab table, learn more about the Mississippi School of the Arts from some very special guests, and grab a seat for the final fall installment of our Art on Film series: Finster.

After Hours bonus: At 5 PM, James Meredith will lead a conversation about exploring the Constitution and citizenship through art focused on Mildred Wolfe’s Four Freedoms, and at 7 PM, play the power board game, Curious Questions for Curious Citizens, with Michael Harris and artist daniel johnson.

FREE ADMISSION
Featured food truck: T & M Dogs

SCHEDULE
5-6 PM - Explore the Constitution and Citizenship through Art
5:30-8 PM - Pop-up exhibition feat. Don Jacobs
5:30-7:30 PM - Art Lab | Decorate a mask like artist Nick Cave
6:30-7:30 PM - Live music by duo Inasense
6:30-8:30 PM - Art on Film presents Finster
7-7:15 PM - Small gallery dances performed by Power APAC
7-8 PM - Play the Power Board Game: "Curious Questions for Curious Citizens"


Museum After Hours performances are generously sponsored by the Greater Jackson Arts Council, through its Music First Program, with funding from Visit Jackson. The Art on Film series is generously sponsored by Ergon Foundation and presented in partnership with Crossroads Film Festival.

Art in Mind I

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

10:30 AM-noon

BancorpSouth Classroom & Galleries

Art in Mind uses art exploration in the galleries, followed by hands-on engagement in the studio to stimulate observation, recall, and cognition. Art therapist Susan Anand joins MMA educators in creating fun and comfortable experiences for participants of all skill levels. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, contact Jennifer Knight at 601.496.MIND (option 2) or mindclinic@umc.edu. Presented in partnership with Alzheimer’s Mississippi and generously sponsored by The Mind Center at UMMC