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Sunday

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Upcoming Events

Art in Mind I

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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 William R. Hollingsworth Fellow McKenzie Drake 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...

Art in Mind II

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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 William R. Hollingsworth Fellow McKenzie Drake 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...

Spring Family Day | Meet the Artists!

Saturday, April 27, 2019

9 AM-noon

Join us on the opening day of Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now for a fun-for-the-whole-family morning of exploration, dance, music, demos, and crafts, and meet artists on view in Black Out and VISUAL VOICES: Contemporary Chickasaw Art, including fiber artist Tyra Shackleford, painter Joshua Hinson, painter Erin Shaw, and origami artist Kumi Yamashita. We’re also excited to have special guests John Spann and Lance Harris from the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and local...

Opening Day | Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now

Saturday, April 27, 2019

10 AM

Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now fuses the history of silhouette portraiture and its interpretation in contemporary art in beautiful and thought-provoking ways. The exhibition features three well-known contemporary artists, Kara Walker, Camille Utterback, and Kumi Yamashita, who reexamine and reimagine the silhouette to broaden our understanding of its power in the past and in the present. Organized by the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. This exhibition is free and open to the...

Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

Saturday, April 27, 2019

11 AM

Begins in The Museum Foyer

Take a closer look at exhibitions on view during this free guided tour every Saturday at 11 AM. Tours last approximately 45 minutes.

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

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.

Gallery Talk | In Black and White

Friday, May 3, 2019

11:30 AM

Begins in The Museum Foyer

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. Museum Chief curator Dr. Roger Ward will share his personal insights about the organization and significance of the exhibition Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now and the supplemental presentation of A Closer Look: Silhouette Artists in Antebellum Mississippi. This event is free...

Live @ Lunch! Waterworks Curve

Friday, May 3, 2019

11:30 AM

C Spire Stage in the Art Garden

Experience the perfect pairing of music and cuisine in a beautiful outdoor setting, The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art! Each Friday in May and October, local musicians take to the C Spire Stage to liven up your lunch break. This week, rock out to the tunes of Waterwork Curve, featuring drummer Chris Goodwin, guitarist DeMatt Harkins, bassist Don Hawkins, and saxophonist Steve Stevenson. This event is free and open to the public. ...

Art and Coffee | Dorian Pridgen

Saturday, May 4, 2019

10 - 11:30 AM

La Brioche at the Museum and Galleries

Art and Coffee is an opportunity to slow down with fellow art lovers in a casual morning learning space. Join Museum staff and special guests to look at and discuss current and upcoming exhibitions through the lens of how we engage art as a group. This month, Visitor Services Director for the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Dorian Pridgen shares some behind-the-scenes insight into measuring visitor engagement in gallery spaces. This event is free and open...

Music in the City | Rachel Gibson

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

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

Trustmark Grand Hall

Music in the City is a monthly series presenting live performances of classical and traditional artists. May’s featured artist is mezzo soprano Rachel Alexander Gibson. This event is free and open to the public. Generously sponsored by Wise Carter Child & Caraway, P.A. and St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral

Live @ Lunch! | Jessie Robinson

Friday, May 10, 2019

11:30 AM

C Spire Stage in the Art Garden

Experience the perfect pairing of music and cuisine in a beautiful outdoor setting, The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art! Each Friday in May and October, local musicians take to the C Spire Stage to liven up your lunch break. This week, Live@Lunch! features Mississippi bluesman Jesse Robinson. Jesse has been playing blues and jazz music for more than 40 years, first picking up the guitar at the age of six. Born in...

Lecture & Book Signing by Phillip Watson

Friday, May 10, 2019

6-8 PM

Trustmark Grand Hall

The Museum Store is excited to welcome Master Gardener and horticulturist Phillip Watson, author of Pleasure Gardens and Garden Magic to the Museum for a lecture and book signing. Dine on charcuterie and wine for this $50 ticketed event. A Mississippi State University graduate, Watson established a garden design enterprise in Manhattan before moving to Fredericksburg, Virginia, where he operated a rare plant nursery. He now resides and gardens in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Phillip's work has...

Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

Saturday, May 11, 2019

11 AM

Begins in The Museum Foyer

This event is free and open to the public.

Hoot and Holler Family Creation Lab

Sunday, May 12, 2019

2-3:30 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

Families with children ages 6-10 are led by a Museum educator in an art project inspired by a different artist each month. Cost: $10 per child; registration required. Questions? Contact William R. Hollingsworth Fellow McKenzie Drake at mdrake@msmuseumart.org. REGISTER HERE

Art Nights | A Closer Look at “Black Out”

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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

Art Nights is a monthly evening series that brings the humanities to life through art, literature, music, and dialog. This month, Isabel Gray, Museum Director of School and Academic Programs, leads participants in taking a closer look at a selection of pieces on display in Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now. Participants will learn about the physiognotrace—an instrument used in producing silhouettes—and participate in a hands-on demonstration exploring its functionality and form. This...

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

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.

Museum After Hours | Food Truck Festival Vol. 6

Thursday, May 16, 2019

5:30-10 PM

It's YEAR SIX of the annual garden party that brings together the best of Mississippi’s growing food truck culture under downtown Jackson skies. New this year, the trucks will roll in early and be open for your third Thursday lunch break. Treat yourself to a diverse selection of fare from the state’s mobile culinarians, while enjoying the Latin-inspired music of The Jackson Gypsies on the C Spire Stage. This year’s festival goers...

Look and Learn with Hoot

Friday, May 17, 2019

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

The Museum Foyer & BancorpSouth Classroom

Look and Learn with Hoot is an educational opportunity for children up to 5 years of age and their parents that emphasizes creative play and literacy through a hands-on art activity and story time. (Hoot, a friendly owl, is the Museum’s education mascot.) Please dress for mess!

Gallery Talk | Silhouette Cutting is a Performance Art

Friday, May 17, 2019

11:30 AM

Begins in The Museum Foyer

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. The Museum welcomes silhouette artist Sarah Rick to the galleries of Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now for a talk and demonstration that highlights the importance of the live interaction between artist and subject. This event is free and open to the...

Live @ Lunch! | Krystal Gem

Friday, May 17, 2019

11:30 AM

C Spire Stage in the Art Garden

Experience the perfect pairing of music and cuisine in a beautiful outdoor setting, The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art! Each Friday in May and October, local musicians take to the C Spire Stage to liven up your lunch break. This week, one of the Museum’s favorite songstresses, Krystal Gem, returns. A Jackson native, Krystal is a multifaceted composer and self-taught pianist, who has been singing since the age of two. This...

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