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OPENING DAY | Nick Cave: Feat.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

10 AM - 5 PM

Chicago-based artist Nick Cave (b. 1959) produces work in a wide range of mediums, including sculpture, installation, video, and performance. His creations, bursting with color and texture, are optical delights that can be enjoyed by audiences of all ages and backgrounds. A deeper look reveals that they speak to issues surrounding identity and social justice, specifically race, gun violence, and civic responsibility. His trademark 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.

$13/Advance Purchase until October 25
$13/Seniors & Groups of 10+
$10/College Students with School ID
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Free Admission for children under the age of 5
Free Admission for K-12 students on Tuesdays and Thursdays thanks to Feild Cooperative Association & BlueCross BlueShield of Mississippi



5:30 PM - *MEMBERS’ OPENING PANEL DISCUSSION - Moderated by publisher Kimberly Griffin, the opening panel will feature artist Nick Cave, former Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance, and former Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson in a discussion of how the themes of race, gun violence, and civic responsibility explored in Cave’s artwork impacts their own work in the community and the lives of black boys and men.


*Non-members who wish to attend the members’ opening panel and reception or view the exhibition on opening weekend will receive 10%-off the price of a Museum membership. (10%-off membership extends through, Sunday, 10/27.)


This exhibition is organized by the Frist Art Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. The presentation of this exhibition in Jackson, Mississippi, is sponsored by the Ford Foundation with additional support from Busby Companies.