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New Symphony of Time Opening Day

Saturday, September 7, 2019

11 AM - 5 PM

Museum Foyer, Galleries of New Symphony of Time

New Symphony of Time expands the boundaries of Mississippi’s identity, casting light on a shared past to help reflect an expansive, more inclusive future. To imagine a new way of engaging with art about Mississippi, phrases from Margaret Walker’s heroic poem “This Is My Century: Black Synthesis of Time” organize the exhibition into thematic areas that call forth ancestral wisdom, the strength of sheer survival, and the power of imagination to create a more harmonious world.

Opening Day Schedule

10-11:30 AM – CAPE Art & Coffee

11 AM-4 PM – Opening Day Art Lab

11:30 AM & 1:30 PM – Literary Readings

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

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

1:45 PM – Exhibition Tour with William R. Hollingsworth Fellow McKenzie Drake

2:30 PM – Panel Discussion

4 PM – Opening Day Happy Hour

This event is free and open to the public.

This exhibition 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.