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Museum After Hours | Speak Your Mind

Thursday, September 19, 2019

5:30 - 8 PM

Every third Thursday we host Museum After Hours, when we open the doors after hours to partner with and embrace Mississippi's creative community. This month's theme, "Speak Your Mind" is inspired by the poem at the heart of the Museum's new exhibition, New Symphony of Time. Read Margaret Walker's epic reflection of the 20th Century, "This Is My Century: Black Synthesis of Time," and share your own composed thoughts during a spoken-word open mic. Take a stroll in The Art Garden, enjoy music by guitarist Granard McClendon, tour the galleries with the Teaching Fellows, get crafty with CDs in the Art Lab, watch the first installment of our Art on Film series, and spend time relaxing with family and friends in our newly designed community foyer.

5:30-8 PM — Pop-up Exhibition: Community Poems on view
5:30-7:30 PM — Art Lab: Get crafty with CDs
5:45-6 PM — Exhibition tour with the Teaching Fellows
6-7 PM — Guitarist Granard McClendon performs
6-8 PM — Free face-painting by SnapHappy's Tawny Minton
6:30-8:30 PM — Art on Film Series: Walter Anderson: Realizations of an Artist, followed by Q&A with the film's writer and director Win Riley, and co-producer David Wolf
7-8 PM — Speak Your Mind Open Mic
Until 8 PM — The Museum Store and galleries open late

Food Trucks in The Art Garden: T & M Dogs, 2for7 Kitchen, and Kona Ice
Cash bar available at 5 PM

Museum After Hours performances are sponsored by the Greater Jackson Arts Council through their Music First program, with funding from Visit Jackson. The Art on Film series is sponsored by Ergon Foundation and Crossroads Film Festival. The Museum's Teaching Fellow program is sponsored by the AT&T Foundation and Wells Fargo Foundation.