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Your handy dandy events guide for the next few weeks at the Museum!
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Membership at the Mississippi Museum of Art. Find your story. Support art. 

Details here: http://www.msmuseumart.org/index.php/support/page/membership
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Take some time to reflect on Civil Rights history through the lenses of nine activist photographers of the 1960s in our current exhibition, "This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement."

More information here: http://www.msmuseumart.org/index.php/exhibitions/exhibition/this-light-of-ours-activist-photographers-of-the-civil-rights-movement
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Now open, "This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement" and "The Slave Series: Quilts by Gwendolyn A. Magee." Powerful artwork that appropriately coincides with this year's 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer. 

http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20140307/NEWS01/303070037/Art-exhibits-reflect-American-history?nclick_check=1
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Rockwell Kent (American, 1882-1971), "Virginia Landscape," circa 1900. oil on canvas. Gift of The Gallery Guild, Inc. 1980.006.

Now on view free to the public in the The William B. and Isabel R. McCarty Foundation Gallery as part of "Spacious Skies: Landscapes from the Permanent Collection."
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Now on view, with many others, in "Pieces and Strings: Mississippi Cultural Crossroads 26th Annual Quilt Contest and Exhibition." #Mississippi  #Art #VisitMS

Gustina Atlas (Port Gibson, MS), Blues & Cruise Quilt (detail), 2007.
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#LiveatLunch  every Friday in May! Sponsored by +Pepsi. 
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We're hiring! Looking for a new Membership Director, so if you know of anyone who might be a good fit to join the team, spread the word!

More information here: http://www.msmuseumart.org/index.php/aboutus/page/job-openings
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Join us on Friday, April 11 for our Spring 2014 fundraising gala, "Sketches of Spain." Proceeds from the fundraising event go to benefit the Museum’s outstanding programming, exhibitions, and community partnerships. Join us on a journey to Spain as The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art is transformed into scenes from Bilbao, Barcelona, Madrid, Toledo, and Seville. Enjoy live music, a silent auction, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and much more. Reservation holders and VIP reservation holders can join in the fun beginning at 8:30 PM, when Latinismo! begins entertaining guests from the C Spire Stage in The Art Garden.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here: http://www.msmuseumart.org/index.php/events/event/sketches-of-spain-2014-fundraising-gala
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In our latest blog post, take a sneak peak at our upcoming exhibition of Civil Rights photography with MMA curator Kathleen Varnell. See these amazing images for yourself starting next Friday, March 7. 

(BLOG) http://www.msmuseumart.org/index.php/blog/entry/this-light-of-ours-with-curator-kathleen-varnell — with Kathleen Varnell.
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Daniel Young, Red, 2013

Now on view at the Museum as part of the "Scholastic Art Awards of 2014 Mississippi Regional Competition." 

http://www.msmuseumart.org/index.php/exhibitions/exhibition/the-scholastic-art-awards-of-2014-mississippi-regional-competition
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Engaging Mississippians in the Visual Arts
Introduction
Located in the state Capital of Jackson, the Mississippi Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the state and has been a community-supported institution for more than 100 years. The Museum boasts an impressive permanent collection of more than 5,000 works of art, in addition to hosting world-class traveling exhibitions. The Mississippi Story, a free ongoing exhibition comprised of more than 200 objects from the Museum’s permanent collection, offers Mississippians and visitors alike the opportunity to explore the remarkable history of visual arts in the Magnolia State. In addition to fulfilling its mission of “engaging Mississippians in the visual arts,” the Museum also offers unique dining and shopping experiences at The Palette Café by Viking and in The Museum Store.

The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art, a 1.2 acre public green space, breaks down barriers between the neighboring arts organizations and serves as the nexus of a cultural district that empowers creativity, expression, and synergy in the arts community. The Art Garden features a welcoming lawn, seasonal foliage, native garden beds, permanent art installations, soothing fountains, and outdoor terrace dining. This versatile, open, outdoor space is open to the public during daylight hours, and for scheduled special events.

The Palette Café by Viking is open Tuesday through Saturday 
Coffee served 10 am. Lunch served 11 am - 2 pm. 
Closed Sunday and Monday.
Café phone number: 601-965-9900