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Sunday

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Exhibition Events

Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

Saturday, April 20, 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.

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.

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...

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...

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