Friday, December 1, 2023

Museum Hosts Mud Painting and Folk Art Workshop for Kids

Family Activity DayFamily Activity Day is for children three and up, this Saturday, Feb. 16

The University of Mississippi Museum invites the public to create mud paintings and folk art sculptures inspired by the newest exhibit of self-taught artists at the museum. The workshop, Express Yourself! Family Activity Day, which will be held from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, February 16, is designed for families with children ages three and up.

Space is limited. Click here for more information and to register. It’s free for UM Museum members and $5 per child for non-members.

The workshop coincides with an exhibit of a major gift of artworks that was donated by noted Los Angeles art collector Gordon W. Bailey, who is a staunch advocate of Southern vernacular artists. The exhibit, which began January 22 and runs through April 6, is titled “Independent Expression: Self-taught Art of the Late 20th Century.” It was organized by guest curator James G. Thomas Jr., associate director for publications at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, and features a selection of captivating works in multiple media. A more comprehensive exhibition is planned for later this year.