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Opening Day | “New Symphony of Time”

Saturday, September 7, 2019

10 AM - 5 PM

Museum Foyer, Galleries of New Symphony of Time

The Museum is pleased to present the reinstallation of its permanent collection galleries. The new exhibition, New Symphony of Time, illuminates and expands the boundaries of Mississippi’s identity. Join us in celebrating its opening day!

10-11:30 AM
CAPE Art & Coffee with Dr. Robert Luckett, Director of the Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University

11 AM-4 PM
Art Lab activities for all ages with the Museum Teaching Fellows

11:30 AM
Literary Reading with Monica Atkins reciting “This is My Century: Black Synthesis of Time”

11:45 AM
Exhibition Tour with Chief Curator Dr. Roger Ward

12:45 PM
Exhibition Tour with Curator of American Art Elizabeth Abston

1:30 PM
Literary Reading

2:30 PM
Panel Discussion with writer and Jackson State University professor Dr. Rashell Smith-Spears and Brooklyn-based artist Rico Gatson

4 PM
Happy Hour for our opening day guests, courtesy of the Museum!

These events are free and open to the public.

New Symphony of Time has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional support is provided by the State of Mississippi, Mississippi Department of Archives & History, Trustmark Bank, and Visit Mississippi. The Museum Teaching Fellows are sponsored by the AT&T Foundation.