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Upcoming Events

Young Artists: Mixed Media

Monday, July 15, 2019 - Friday, July 19

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 always bring your imagination and DRESS FOR MESS! • All materials are covered in the cost of registration. Museum members receive 15% off! • For half-day classes (9 AM-noon), please pack a snack. For full-day classes (9 AM-4 PM), please pack snacks and a lunch. • The application process for need-based scholarships will open in mid-April. • Volunteer openings are available. APPLY HEREQuestions? Contact McKenzie Drake, William R. Hollingsworth Fellow at mdrake@msmuseumart.org or 601.965.9912

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

12:30-1:30 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 | Birds of a Feather

Thursday, July 18, 2019

5:30-10 PM

Every third Thursday, the Museum opens its doors after hours to partner with and embrace Mississippi's creative community. This month, the Museum is readying the Trustmark Grand Hall for the opening of the exhibition Pappy Kitchens and the Saga of Red Eye the Rooster on Saturday, July 20. Our after-hours pop-up exhibition celebrates a bird of a different flock with DUCKrageous, an eye-boggling showcase of graphic artist Dan Magee's extreme rubber duck collection with photos by Allen Cotton. Also on view will be works created by all of our Museum School campers! We'll have art-making and live music in The Art Garden, along with food trucks for the famished. Got kids? We've got just the spot for them to hang out with books, games, bean bags, and more! SCHEDULE 5:30-8 PM: Pop-up exhibition | DUCKrageous & The Museum School End-of-Camp Showcase 5:30-7:30 PM: Art Lab | Let's decorate some ducks! 6:30-8 PM: Face-painting by Tawny Minton 6:30-7:30 PM: Live music feat. TB Ledford & the Accumulators Until 8 PM: The Museum Store and Galleries are open late FOOD & DRINK Cash bar* and food available for purchase from Family First Concessions, JB & Sons, and Kups and Kones food trucks. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public. *Free drink ticket for members and those who sign up during Museum After Hours. Museum After Hours music is generously sponsored by the Greater Jackson Arts Council through their Music First program, with funding from Visit Jackson.

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

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 will showcase our work for parents and caretakers and have a celebration at the Museum’s splash pad. And remember to always bring your imagination and DRESS FOR MESS! • All materials are covered in the cost of registration. Museum members receive 15% off! • For half-day classes (9 AM-noon), please pack a snack. For full-day classes (9 AM-4 PM), please pack snacks and a lunch. • The application process for need-based scholarships will open in mid-April. • Volunteer openings are available. APPLY HEREQuestions? Contact McKenzie Drake, William R. Hollingsworth Fellow at mdrake@msmuseumart.org or 601.965.9912

Mini Matisse: Meet the Materials

Monday, July 22, 2019 - Friday, July 26

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 caregivers in gallery activities, hands-on art projects, art games, and books. We will use an array of sensory media, as well as air-dry clay, washable paint, paper, pencil, crayons, glue, and more. 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 always bring your imagination and DRESS FOR MESS! • All materials are covered in the cost of registration. Museum members receive 15% off! • For half-day classes (9 AM-noon), please pack a snack. For full-day classes (9 AM-4 PM), please pack snacks and a lunch. • The application process for need-based scholarships will open in mid-April. • Volunteer openings are available. APPLY HEREQuestions? Contact McKenzie Drake, William R. Hollingsworth Fellow at mdrake@msmuseumart.org or 601.965.9912

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’s Mississippi and AARP Mississippi, and generously sponsored by The Mind Center at UMMC

Art in Mind II

Wednesday, July 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’s Mississippi and AARP Mississippi, and generously sponsored by The Mind Center at UMMC

Gallery Talk | Betsy Bradley

Friday, July 26, 2019

11:30 AM

In the Galleries

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. While leading this walk through the galleries of Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now, Mississippi Museum of Art Director Betsy Bradley will discuss the Museum's plans for the upcoming exhibition year and the future. This event is free and open to the public.

Studio Session II: Ceramics & Mixed Media

Monday, July 29, 2019 - Friday, August 2

1 - 4 PM

Entergy Classroom

Ages: 14-17 Teacher: McKenzie Drake Cost: $175 (Members: $148.75) REGISTER HERE From small- to large-scale projects, this afternoon class will challenge students to work in a variety of scales using 3D media. Inspired by artworks on view in the Museum, students will work independently and experiment with new materials and processes of making art. On the last day of class, Isabel Gray, the Museum’s James and Madeleine McMullan Director of School and Academic Programs, will review with students the application process for the annual Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards – Mississippi Regional Competition. 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 always bring your imagination and DRESS FOR MESS! • All materials are covered in the cost of registration. Museum members receive 15% off! • For half-day classes (9 AM-noon), please pack a snack. For full-day classes (9 AM-4 PM), please pack snacks and a lunch. • The application process for need-based scholarships will open in mid-April. • Volunteer openings are available. APPLY HEREQuestions? Contact McKenzie Drake, William R. Hollingsworth Fellow at mdrake@msmuseumart.org or 601.965.9912

Art & Coffee

Saturday, August 3, 2019

10 - 11:30 AM

The Museum Foyer, Galleries

Art and Coffee is an opportunity to slow down with fellow art lovers in a casual morning learning space. This event is free and open to the public. Coffee is served. This month, Aylen Mercado shares her experience this summer as the Museum’s first CAPE intern and discusses her research into the pre-Columbian artworks in the Museum’s permanent collection while reflecting on Andean cultures, past and present, and the legacy of coloniality. Generously sponsored by Gibbs Travis PLLC The Center for Art & Public Exchange (CAPE) and its programs are supported by its founding partners: W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Henry Luce Foundation, Southern Poverty Law Center, and Bradley Arant.

Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

Sunday, August 4, 2019

11 AM - noon

Begins in the Museum Foyer

Music in the City

Tuesday, August 6, 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. This month, the Diamond Piano Trio performs. This event is free and open to the public. Generously sponsored by St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral

Art in Mind II

Wednesday, August 28, 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’s Mississippi and AARP Mississippi, and generously sponsored by The Mind Center at UMMC

Art in Mind I

Wednesday, August 28, 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’s Mississippi and AARP Mississippi, and generously sponsored by The Mind Center at UMMC

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, September 4, 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.

New Symphony of Time Opening Day

Saturday, September 7, 2019

11 AM - 5 PM

Museum Foyer, Galleries of New Symphony of Time

New Symphony of Time expands the boundaries of Mississippi’s identity, casting light on a shared past to help reflect an expansive, more inclusive future. To imagine a new way of engaging with art about Mississippi, phrases from Margaret Walker’s heroic poem “This Is My Century: Black Synthesis of Time” organize the exhibition into thematic areas that call forth ancestral wisdom, the strength of sheer survival, and the power of imagination to create a more harmonious world. Opening Day Schedule 10-11:30 AM – CAPE Art & Coffee 11 AM-4 PM – Opening Day Art Lab 11:30 AM & 1:30 PM – Literary Readings 11:45 AM – Exhibition Tour with Chief Curator Dr. Roger Ward 12:45 PM – Exhibition Tour with Curator of American Art Elizabeth Abston 1:45 PM – Exhibition Tour with William R. Hollingsworth Fellow McKenzie Drake 2:30 PM – Panel Discussion 4 PM – Opening Day Happy Hour This event is free and open to the public. This exhibition has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional support is provided by the State of Mississippi, Mississippi Department of Archives & History, Trustmark Bank, and Visit Mississippi.