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Jackson, MS 39201

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Tuesday - Saturday

10 AM - 5 PM

Sunday

noon - 5 PM


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Upcoming Events

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, June 19, 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 | Positive Spaces

Thursday, June 20, 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.

Look and Learn with Hoot

Friday, June 21, 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!

Mini Matisse: Mini-Workshop

Monday, June 24, 2019

9 AM - noon

BancorpSouth Classroom

Ages: 3-4 (parent or caregiver must be present) Teacher: McKenzie Drake Cost: $40 (Members: $36) REGISTER HERE Introduce your Mini Matisse to the Museum and all the materials that help artists to create! In this one-day class, we will focus on different materials used in artworks on view in the Museum, and engage the children AND their caregivers in gallery activities, hands-on art projects, art games, and books. We will use an array of sensory media, as...

Young Artists: Experiments with 2D & 3D Media

Monday, June 24, 2019 - Friday, June 28, 2019

9 AM - noon

Entergy Classroom

For Ages 7-10 Cost: $175 ($148.75 for members) Teacher: Samantha King REGISTER HERE Experiment with ceramic, paper, wire, paint, and performance as we create narratives through works of art. Incorporating paper works from Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now, this camp will challenge students to create works that cast interesting shadows, emphasizing the use of line, shape, and form in artwork. • All materials are covered in the cost of registration. Museum members receive 15% off! • For half-day classes (9...

Little Masters: Experiment with Color

Monday, June 24, 2019 - Friday, June 28, 2019

1 - 4 PM

Entergy Classroom

Ages: 5-6 Teacher: Daria Butorina Cost: $175 (Members: $148.75) REGISTER HERE During this afternoon camp, your Little Master will spend the week exploring the science and art of color by creating drawings, collages, paintings, and sculptures inspired by artworks on view in the Museum. Campers will discover the meanings in artworks through personal and guided close investigation and apply those ideas to their own colorful and expressive artworks in the studio! On the last day of class,...

Art in Mind I

Wednesday, June 26, 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, June 26, 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...

Opening Day | 2019 Mississippi Invitational

Saturday, June 29, 2019

10 AM

The Mississippi Invitational is a bi-annual survey of recent works created by contemporary visual artists living and working across the state. Artists are invited to submit their work for consideration by a guest curator to be included in the bi-annual Mississippi Invitational exhibition. The guest curator for this iteration of the Mississippi Invitational is Kimberli Gant, PhD; the McKinnon Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, Virginia. This exhibition is free...

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, July 3, 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.

Studio Session I: The Mixed Media Silhouette

Monday, July 8, 2019 - Friday, July 12, 2019

9 AM - 4 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

Ages: 11-13 Teacher: Carla Nations Cost: $250 (Members: $212.50) REGISTER HERE Through drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, and more, campers in this class will explore a variety of ways to create works of art. Inspired by artworks on view in the exhibition Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now and our Mississippi Invitational exhibition, students will create their own unique works of art, incorporating a myriad of techniques and skills. On the last day of class, we will showcase...

Little Masters: Sculpture

Monday, July 8, 2019 - Friday, July 12, 2019

1 - 4 PM

Entergy Classroom

Ages: 5-6 Teacher: McKenzie Drake Cost: $175 (Members: $148.75) REGISTER HERE Through building with sculptural materials such as clay, papier-mâché, wire, large beads, and found materials, campers in this afternoon class will become familiar with the fundamentals of sculpture. This week will not only challenge students to think creatively, but three-dimensionally! With projects and conversations inspired by work in the exhibition Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now and our Mississippi Invitational exhibition, students will learn and...

Studio Session II: Screen Printing

Monday, July 15, 2019

9 AM - 4 PM

Entergy Classroom

Ages: 14-17 Teacher: McKenzie Drake Cost: $50 (Members: $42.50) REGISTER HERE Students in this one-day camp will explore the galleries of the exhibition Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now and create their own designs to print on white and blue t-shirts. If students would like to try to print on another surface (canvas bag, a different colored t-shirt, etc.), please have them bring those items to class.On the last day of class, we will showcase our...

Young Artists: Mixed Media

Monday, July 15, 2019 - Friday, July 19, 2019

9 AM - 4 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

Ages: 7-10 Teacher: Justin Ransburg Cost: $250 (Members: $212.50) REGISTER HERE From printmaking to drawing to painting and more, this week’s campers will explore different ways to create 2D works of art and produce their own unique projects, while finding inspiration in artworks on view in the Museum. On the last day of class, we will showcase our work for parents and caretakers and have a celebration at the Museum’s splash pad. And remember to...

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, July 17, 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

Thursday, July 18, 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.

Look and Learn with Hoot

Friday, July 19, 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!

Young Artists: Arts & Movement

Monday, July 22, 2019 - Friday, July 26, 2019

9 AM - 4 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

Ages: 7-10 Teacher: Samantha King Costs: $250 (Members: $212.50) REGISTER HERE Campers will learn new techniques in 2D and 3D media (ceramic, painting, drawing, paper, and more) and get moving during this week’s camp. Through studying works on view in the exhibition Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now and our Mississippi Invitational exhibition, students will learn new ways to use art and movement to express emotions and tell stories. On the last day of class, we...

Mini Matisse: Meet the Materials

Monday, July 22, 2019 - Friday, July 26, 2019

9 AM - noon

Entergy Classroom

Ages: 3-4 (parent or caregiver must be present) Teacher: McKenzie Drake Cost: $75 (Members: $63.75 Dates: July 22, 23, 25, 26 (NOTE: There is no class on July 24) REGISTER HERE Introduce your budding artist to the Museum and all the materials that help artists to create! In each class, we will focus on a different material used in artworks on view in the exhibition Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now and the Mississippi Invitational exhibition and engage the children AND their...

Art in Mind I

Wednesday, July 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...

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