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Mississippi Invitational

The Mississippi Invitational is a biennial 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 subsequent Mississippi Invitational exhibition. In addition to having their work exhibited, artists chosen are eligible to apply for The Jane Crater Hiatt Artist Fellowship—a grant of up to $20,000 that is awarded to one artist to pursue projects which further artistic development and support the realization of specific creative ideas. The fellowship recipient is announced at a reception for the exhibiting artists before the conclusion of the exhibition.

The 2019 Mississippi Invitational call-for-entries has ended. Artists with questions should contact Museum curator of American art Elizabeth Abston at eabston@msmuseumart.org or 601.960.1515.

The Museum produces an illustrated catalog documenting the exhibition. Artists selected receive information regarding the production of the catalog and transportation of artwork, as well as a loan agreement. Every precaution is for the safe handling of works. The Museum provides door-to-door insurance for works at a fair value, designated by the artist and agreed to by the Museum

The biennial Mississippi Invitational and its exhibition and catalog are sponsored by the Community Foundation for Mississippi/Jane Crater Hiatt Fund. The 2019 Mississippi Invitational exhibition will be on view at the Mississippi Museum of Art from June 29 through August 11, 2019, in The Donna and Jim Barksdale Galleries for Changing Exhibitions.

ABOUT THE JANE CRATER HIATT ARTIST FELLOWSHIP
The Jane Crater Hiatt Artist Fellowship was created in 2005 by Jane Crater Hiatt and her late husband Wood (1930-2010) in response to the need to nurture and invigorate the arts within the state. The fellowship provides support to an individual artist in the development and creation of art over a two-year period. The funds may be used to purchase supplies and equipment, conduct research, or travel, and may be used for study with an individual artist or in a studio, workshop, or residency setting. Following the conclusion of the grant period, the artist is required to donate one original work of art, chosen from at least five works created during the grant period, to the Museum. Only artists whose work is selected for inclusion in the Mississippi Invitational exhibition are eligible to apply for The Jane Crater Hiatt Artist Fellowship in the year that their work is chosen. The recipient’s works should demonstrate the potential for significant artistic and cultural impact, as well as act as a catalyst for the development and realization of adventurous and imaginative ideas.

ABOUT THE 2019 GUEST CURATOR
Kimberli Gant, PhD, is the McKinnon Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, Virginia. Previously she was the Mellon Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Arts of Global Africa at the Newark Museum, in Newark, New Jersey. Dr. Gant has held curatorial positions at UT’s Warfield Center for African & African Diaspora Studies (2013), The Contemporary Austin (2012), and the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art (MoCADA) in Brooklyn, New York (2005-10). She has curated numerous exhibitions including Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam Through Time & Place (2016), De-Luxe (2012), There is No Looking Glass Here: Wide Sargasso Sea Re-Imagined (2010), and Johannesburg to New York (2008). Dr. Gant received her PhD in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin (2017) and holds both a MA and BA in Art History from Columbia University (2009) and Pitzer College (2002). Her scholarly work is published in academic books, such as Anywhere But Here: Black Intellectuals in the Atlantic World and Beyond (2015); art publications, such as NKA: Journal of Contemporary African Art, Art Lies and African Arts; and exhibition catalogues for The Newark Museum, The Contemporary Austin, the Studio Museum of Harlem, MoCADA, Paris Photo, and the Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos.

2019 MISSISSIPPI INVITATIONAL CALENDAR

June 30, 2018 – Submissions due

Mid-September – Artists notified of selection status and in-studio visits with the guest curator scheduled

October/November 2018 – In-studio visits with the guest curator take place

By December 5, 2018 – Artists notified of final selection

By January 18, 2019 – Images and artists’ statements are due for inclusion in exhibition catalog.

By May 24, 2019 – Works received by Museum

June 28, 2019 – Opening reception for artists and their guests at Museum

June 29-August 11, 2019 – 2019 Mississippi Invitational exhibition on view

Week of October 28, 2019 – Artwork returned to artists

Upcoming Events

Young Artist Classes

Monday, June 1, 2020 - Friday, July 31

9 AM - 4 PM

Ages: 6-12 years of age

THE MUSEUM SCHOOL 2020 SUMMER CAMP Young Artist Develop your artistic eye and discover what inspires you during this week of exploratory art making. In each full day camp, students will be given the freedom to create within thematic boundaries and receive guidance from experienced teaching artists.

Week 1: My World, My Voice June 8-12, 2020 Ages: 6-12 years of age Cost: $250. per week, $212.50 Members Do you care about something big or small? The world needs to know! Take action for your cause using art forms like book arts, printmaking, and fiber arts that will become zines, posters, pins, and patches

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Week 2: Inner Vision June 8-12, 2020 Ages: 6-12 years of age Cost: $250. per week, $212.50 Members Where does a possum family go on vacation? Are six heads better than one? Your imagination has the answer! Create comics, and characters inspired by work in the Museum collection in this visual narrative camp.
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Week 3: Design Escape June 15-19, 2020 Ages: 6-12 years of age Cost: $250. per week, $212.50 Members Imagine the landscapes of the future, and you're one step closer to making it a reality! How does your dream world look? Where would you play? Learn perspective, composition, foreshortening to design your fantasy world.
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WEEK 5: Museum School Summer Camp is closed June 29-July 3 Week 4: Permission to Stare June 22-26, 2020 Ages: 6-12 years of age Cost: $250. per week, $212.50 Members Close observation of animals, people, places, and things will be the focus to learn about traditional genres. Students will create drawings and paintings using the techniques of the Impressionist masters on view at the Museum.
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Week 5: Art + STEM = Amazing July 6-10, 2020 Ages: 6-12 years of age Cost: $250. per week, $212.50 Members Infuse art into science, technology, engineering, and math in this multi-media camp. Move full STEAM ahead and explore photographic techniques, geometric design, and color theory inspired by art in the Museum.
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Week 6: Sew Much Fun with Fibers July 20-24, 2020 Ages: 6-12 years of age Cost: $250. per week, $212.50 Members Explore what's possible with fabric, yarn, and string in this fiber-based camp. We'll embroider, weave, and sew art that can be worn…or not!
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Week 7: The Ordinary is Extraordinary July 20-24, 2020 Ages: 6-12 years of age Cost: $250. per week, $212.50 Members See how everyday objects can be used for creative expression in this week of multi-media making. Manipulate ordinary materials to print, collage, and construct original works of art. You’ll realize anything can be made amazing when paired with your imagination!
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Week 8: Pattern Happy July 27-31, 2020 Ages: 6-12 years of age Cost: $250. per week, $212.50 Members Polka dots and stripes make the world go-round in this camp of endless combinations. We'll learn how to make patterns and tessellations using colors, shapes, and lines of all kinds with paper, felt, markers, and more.
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Meet our Museum School Teaching Artists! Participate in Family Programs throughout the year. Become a member and save 15% on Museum School programs.JOIN!
Questions? Contact Victoria Meek at vmeek@msmuseumart.org or 601.965.9912.

Mini Masters Classes

Monday, June 1, 2020 - Friday, July 31

10-11:30 AM

Ages: 4-5 years of age

THE MUSEUM SCHOOL 2020 SUMMER CAMP Mini Masters is an introduction to the art studio for preschoolers and their caregiver. Together, participants will experience an array of materials to strengthen visual literacy and build problem solving skills. Paint sticks, construction paper, air-dry clay, and watercolors are all possibilities each week.

Week 1: My World, My Voice June 1-5, 2020 Ages: 4-5 years of age Cost: $75. per week, $63.75 Members Do you care about something big or small? The world needs to know! Take action for your cause using art forms like book arts, printmaking, and fiber arts that will become zines, posters, pins, and patches.

REGISTER HERE!


Week 2: Inner Vision June 8-12, 2020 Ages: 4-5 years of age Cost: $75. per week, $63.75 Members Where does a possum family go on vacation? Are six heads better than one? Your imagination has the answer! Create comics, and characters inspired by work in the Museum collection in this visual narrative camp.
REGISTER HERE!
Week 3: Design Escape June 15-19, 2020 Ages: 4-5 years of age Cost: $75. per week, $63.75 Members Imagine the landscapes of the future, and you're one step closer to making it a reality! How does your dream world look? Where would you play? Learn perspective, composition, foreshortening to design your fantasy world.
REGISTER HERE!
WEEK 5: Museum School Summer Camp is closed June 29-July 3 Week 4: Permission to Stare June 22-26, 2020 Ages: 4-5 years of age Cost: $75. per week, $63.75 Members Close observation of animals, people, places, and things will be the focus to learn about traditional genres. Students will create drawings and paintings using the techniques of the Impressionist masters on view at the Museum.
REGISTER HERE!
Week 5: Art + STEM = Amazing July 6-10, 2020 Ages: 4-5 years of age Cost: $75. per week, $63.75 Members Infuse art into science, technology, engineering, and math in this multi-media camp. Move full STEAM ahead and explore photographic techniques, geometric design, and color theory inspired by art in the Museum.
REGISTER HERE!
Week 7: The Ordinary is Extraordinary July 20-24, 2020 Ages: 4-5 years of age Cost: $75. per week, $63.75 Members See how everyday objects can be used for creative expression in this week of multi-media making. Manipulate ordinary materials to print, collage, and construct original works of art. You’ll realize anything can be made amazing when paired with your imagination!
REGISTER HERE!
Week 8: Pattern Happy July 27-31, 2020 Ages: 4-5 years of age Cost: $75. per week, $63.75 Members Polka dots and stripes make the world go-round in this camp of endless combinations. We'll learn how to make patterns and tessellations using colors, shapes, and lines of all kinds with paper, felt, markers, and more.
REGISTER HERE!
Meet our Museum School Teaching Artists! Participate in Family Programs throughout the year. Become a member and save 15% on Museum School programs.JOIN!
Questions? Contact Victoria Meek at vmeek@msmuseumart.org or 601.965.9912.

Studio Session

Monday, June 1, 2020 - Friday, July 31

1 - 4 PM

Ages: 13-17 years of age

THE MUSEUM SCHOOL 2020 SUMMER CAMP Studio SessionThis intensive half-day course designed for high school students will focus on improving fundamental skills and techniques through portfolio development. Each week students will learn about new art forms and materials from professional studio artists.

Week 1: My World, My Voice June 8-12, 2020 Ages: 13-17 years of age Cost: $200. per week, $170. Members Do you care about something big or small? The world needs to know! Take action for your cause using art forms like book arts, printmaking, and fiber arts that will become zines, posters, pins, and patches

REGISTER HERE!


Week 2: Inner Vision June 8-12, 2020 Ages: 13-17years of age Cost: $75. per week, $63.75 Members Where does a possum family go on vacation? Are six heads better than one? Your imagination has the answer! Create comics, and characters inspired by work in the Museum collection in this visual narrative camp.
REGISTER HERE!
Week 3: Design Escape June 15-19, 2020 Ages: 13-17 years of age Cost: $200. per week, $170. Members Imagine the landscapes of the future, and you're one step closer to making it a reality! How does your dream world look? Where would you play? Learn perspective, composition, foreshortening to design your fantasy world.
REGISTER HERE!
WEEK 5: Museum School Summer Camp is closed June 29-July 3 Week 4: Permission to Stare June 22-26, 2020 Ages: 13-17years of age Cost: $200. per week, $170. Members Close observation of animals, people, places, and things will be the focus to learn about traditional genres. Students will create drawings and paintings using the techniques of the Impressionist masters on view at the Museum.
REGISTER HERE!
Week 5: Art + STEM = Amazing July 6-10, 2020 Ages: 13-17 years of age Cost: $200. per week, $170. Members Infuse art into science, technology, engineering, and math in this multi-media camp. Move full STEAM ahead and explore photographic techniques, geometric design, and color theory inspired by art in the Museum.
REGISTER HERE!
Week 6: Sew Much Fun with Fibers July 20-24, 2020 Ages: 6-12 years of age Cost: $200. per week, $170. Members Explore what's possible with fabric, yarn, and string in this fiber-based camp. We'll embroider, weave, and sew art that can be worn…or not!
The Ordinary is Extraordinary July 20-24, 2020 Ages: 6-12 years of age Cost: $200. per week, $170. Members See how everyday objects can be used for creative expression in this week of multi-media making. Manipulate ordinary materials to print, collage, and construct original works of art. You’ll realize anything can be made amazing when paired with your imagination!
REGISTER HERE!
Week 8: Pattern Happy July 27-31, 2020 Ages: 13-17 years of age Cost: $200. per week, $170. Members Polka dots and stripes make the world go-round in this camp of endless combinations. We'll learn how to make patterns and tessellations using colors, shapes, and lines of all kinds with paper, felt, markers, and more.
REGISTER HERE!
Meet our Museum School Teaching Artists! Participate in Family Programs throughout the year. Become a member and save 15% on Museum School programs.JOIN!
Questions? Contact Victoria Meek at vmeek@msmuseumart.org or 601.965.9912.

ART PARTY 2020

Friday, June 12, 2020

6:30 PM

Mississippi Museum of Art

In order to be proactive and ensure the health of our Museum staff, Members, and those who support us, we will be postponing our spring benefit. Originally scheduled for April 3, the 2020 ART PARTY will now be held on June 12. Please update your calendars.
ART PARTY 2020 is a fundraising benefit for the Mississippi Museum of Art celebrating the opening night of the 17th presentation in the Annie Laurie Swaim Hearin Memorial Exhibition Series:
"VAN GOGH, MONET, DEGAS AND THEIR TIMES The Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts."
Cocktails & heavy hors d'oeuvres | Auction & Art Promenade | Live Entertainment Black Tie Optional | Complimentary Valet Parking
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS QUESTIONS? Please contact Weatherly Sams at wsams@msmuseumart.org or 601.965.9901
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