Saturday, May 21, 2016

Mississippi Museum of Art

Mississippi Museum of Art

Virtual Visit

For more information and the source of the information in this blog post can be found here.
"The facility’s brilliant architectural makeover reflects the Museum’s mission to become a symbolic 'museum without walls' – an inviting public space that offers relevant and meaningful cultural experiences to both the Jackson community and the state of Mississippi." 

The art found at the Mississippi Museum of Art is surrounded by beautiful architectural design. The year 2007 marked the beginning of the journey in the Museum's new location. 
The Mississippi Museum of Art is located in the beautiful cultural district of downtown Jackson, MS.

380 South Lamar Street
Jackson, MS 39201

This gem in our state hosts many events and exhibits. You can find out more information about scheduling a tour, upcoming events, directions, and hours here.

Current Exhibits:

Saturday, February 27 – Sunday, September 4, 2016

Leon Kroll (American, 1884-1974), Terminal Yards, 1913. oil on canvas. 46 x 52 1/8 inches. 
Collection of the Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Michigan; Gift of Mrs. Arthur Jerome Eddy, 1913.4.

"Leon Kroll’s Terminal Yards and Artists from the Armory Show features works from the Mississippi Museum of Art’s permanent collection by American artists who contributed work to the pivotal 1913 Armory Show in New York City, which presented to the American public the first comprehensive look at avant garde art innovations in Europe that set the stage for the American Modernism that followed. The centerpiece is artist Leon Kroll’s Terminal Yards, which was painted for the Armory Show and lent to this exhibition by the Flint Institute of Arts in Flint, Michigan. Prints and paintings accompanying Terminal Yards include works by important American modern artists such as Robert Henri, George Bellows, and one of the organizers of the Armory Show itself, Arthur B. Davies. These artists were on the forefront of establishing New York as the epicenter of the art world, and this exhibition offers a glimpse into the early decades of modern art in America." 
Description from MMA website.
Cost: Free to the public

Saturday, April 9 – Sunday, October 30, 2016
The Donna and Jim Barksdale Galleries for Changing Exhibitions

Andrew Bucci (1922-2014), Red Spill, not dated. oil on canvas. 
Collection of the Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson. 
Gift of Marie Hull, 1979.123. © Estate of Andrew Bucci 

Fred Mitchell (1923-2013), Untitled, 1961. oil on linen. 
Collection of the Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson. 
Purchase, with funds from the Searcy Fund, 2006.063. © Estate of Fred Mitchell 

George Wardlaw (born 1927), Hudson: Place of the Meeting Waters, 1959. oil on canvas. 
Collection of the Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson. 
Gift of the artist, 2015.026. © George Wardlaw 

Dusti Bongé (1903-1993), No title, ca. 1940. oil on canvas. 
Collection of the Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson. 
Gift of the Dusti Bongé Art Foundation, Inc., 1999.016. © Dusti Bongé Art Foundation, Inc.

The Gertrude C. Ford Galleries for The Permanent Collection

"Mississippi writer Eudora Welty observed that all art is connected to place and that “the art that speaks most clearly, explicitly, directly and passionately from its own place of origin will remain the longest understood.” This exhibition explores the art that is explicitly and passionately derived from Mississippi, its place of origin, produced within the state primarily by artists who were native to or lived and worked in Mississippi. Comprised of artwork from the Museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition reveals the remarkable history of visual arts in the Magnolia State. The installation includes more than 300 objects and is divided thematically into four sections: Mississippi’s Landscape, Mississippi’s People, Life in Mississippi, and Exporting Mississippi’s Culture. The exhibition is guest curated by Patti Carr Black, author of Art in Mississippi, and is the Museum’s most comprehensive showing of Mississippi art from its permanent collection."
Description from MMA website.

Glennray Tutor (born 1950) Still Life: A Season of Moment, 2003. oil on linen.


"The objects displayed in the cases of the Museum’s lobby originate from ancient cultures which flourished in Peru, Mexico and Central America prior to the arrival of Europeans. Most of the objects on view are Peruvian pre-Columbian ceramics, which were donated to or loaned to the Museum by Sam Olden of Yazoo City, Miss. Also represented are Mesomerican cultures, including the Maya and the Olmec."
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"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 dining experiences and combinations of live music, outdoor movies, games, and more. Each month has a new theme and a new story."
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