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Sunday

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Upcoming Events

Art Nights | A Woman Named Delia

Tuesday, February 19, 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, Art Nights takes a focused look through the lens of CAPE at the Portrait of Delia by artist James Reid Lambdin. This exceptional work, painted prior to the Civil War, features a woman named Delia, who was enslaved in the William Bisland family of Mount Repose plantation in Natchez. Though the details of her...

Museum After Hours | “Black Movement”

Thursday, February 21, 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. These collaborations feature one-night pop-up exhibitions and food trucks, along with combinations of live music, outdoor movies, and games. In February, the Museum commemorates Black History Month with a pop-up exhibition of works by African-American graphic artist and sculptor Elizabeth Catlett and students from Tougaloo College, and performances by Blue Light Underground...

Opening Day | VISUAL VOICES: Contemporary Chickasaw Art

Saturday, March 2, 2019

10 AM

VISUAL VOICES: Contemporary Chickasaw Art is a traveling exhibition of thought-provoking, experimental, and critical works by 15 Chickasaw artists from diverse artistic backgrounds. VISUAL VOICES is made possible by a grant provided by the Chickasaw Nation, guidance from the Chickasaw Artist Board, and assistance from The American Indian Cultural Center and Museum. Additional support is provided by the Community Foundation for Mississippi—Tommy G. Ramey & Peggy Huff Harris Fund and Ross & Yerger. This exhibition is free...

Art and Coffee | Isabel Gray

Saturday, March 2, 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, Power APAC educator, Martha Hamburg, and two of her students discuss their award-winning work in the Scholastic Art Awards exhibition. Participants will learn about these creative teens’ sources...

Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

Saturday, March 2, 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, March 6, 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 | Translating Spaces, Picturing Ancestors

Friday, March 8, 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. For this talk, Elizabeth Abston, Curator of American art, will guide viewers through important historic maps of the Chickasaw homeland lent by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and will discuss key works in the VISUAL VOICES exhibition that speak to...

Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

Saturday, March 9, 2019

11 AM

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

Hoot and Holler Family Creation Lab

Sunday, March 10, 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 “VISUAL VOICES”

Tuesday, March 12, 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. The Museum is honored to have Dr. Manuela Well-Off-Man, Chief Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts and co-curator of VISUAL VOICES, guide this evening’s program through this exhibition of contemporary Chickasaw art. This gallery walk-through will be an in-depth look at the themes and narratives that are so important to Chickasaw culture and...

Music in the City

Tuesday, March 12, 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. March’s featured artist is percussionist Jason Mathena and cellist Veronica Parrales. This event is free and open to the public. Generously sponsored by Wise Carter Child & Caraway, P.A. and St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral

Look and Learn with Hoot

Friday, March 15, 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!

Opening Day | A Tale of Two Collections

Saturday, March 16, 2019

10 AM

A Tale of Two Collections features works by eight artists held in the collections of both the Museum and Tougaloo College: Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Joan Miró (1893-1983), Marie Hull (1890-1980), Hale Woodruff (1900-1980), Romare Bearden (1911-1988), Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012), Benny Andrews (1930-2006) and Thomas Eloby (1944-2001).The two earliest works are of the same subject matter interpreted by two different artists Robert Seldon Duncanson (1821-1872) and Heppie EnEarl Wicks (1857-1940). This exhibition and its programming...

Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

Saturday, March 16, 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, March 20, 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 | “Art Battle Returns”

Thursday, March 21, 2019

5:30-8 PM

Every third Thursday, the Museum opens its doors after hours to partner with and embrace Mississippi's creative community. These collaborations feature one-night pop-up exhibitions and food trucks, along with combinations of live music, outdoor movies, art making, and games. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

Gallery Talk | Young & Creative

Friday, March 22, 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. This talk, led by Isabel Gray, MMA’s Director of School and Academic Programs, will focus on the history of the Scholastic Art Awards, for which the Museum is the Regional Affiliate for the Mississippi Art Region. During the talk, participants will...

Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

Saturday, March 23, 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.

Art in Mind I

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

10:30-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, March 27, 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...

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