Mississippi Museum of Art and State of Mississippi announce innovative new partnership
Jackson and Starkville, Miss.–The Mississippi Museum of Art (MMA) and Mississippi State University (MSU) today announced a new partnership that includes expanded educational opportunities and professional growth for MSU students.
“MSU’s new partnership with the Mississippi Museum of Art will provide several benefits to students, including free and unlimited admission for all students with a valid student card, free gallery tours, and group tours for classes,” among other benefits, ”said MSU College of Architecture. , Art and Design Dean Angi Bourgeois. “The college partnership program with MMA is a perfect fit for MSU as we both work to advance innovation and education in the arts.”
Art Department Director and Professor Critz Campbell said, “I am proud of MSU’s relationship with the Mississippi Museum of Art and our shared commitment to the state’s creative economy. The collaboration between MMA and MSU enables the two institutions to expand educational opportunities, create programming innovations, and provide free access to great art. “
Campbell is also joining the MMA board of directors. The West Point native has been teaching at MSU since 2005. After thgraduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1990, he studied as a postgraduate exchange student at the Arco Centro de Communicao Visual in Lisbon; at the Penland School of Craft in North Carolina as a CORE Fellow; and Parnham College in the UK with an emphasis on furniture design. Campbell is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Penland School of Craft and a recent recipient of the award. Mississippi Museum of Art Jane Crater Hiatt Scholarship 2019. He is one of 14 new directors joining MMA’s board of directors this year.
Through this new partnership, MSU professors have the opportunity to extend learning and research beyond the classroom, as well as access to MMA archives and educational resources. MMA’s dynamic program of exhibitions, public programs, community engagement and educational initiatives will help MSU students become the creative arts leaders of tomorrow. Paid post-baccalaureate scholarships will allow new graduates to gain first-hand museum experience.
MMA Director Betsy Bradley said, “We are delighted to be partnering with Mississippi State University. MSU students and faculty now have unlimited access to our nationally recognized programming, exhibits and collection, helping to expand the university’s academic programs and opportunities. For MMA, the partnership further strengthens our vision to bring art to all Mississippians and pursue key initiatives that align with our goal of being a “community-rooted museum for the future.”
By working together, MMA and MSU will provide students with the power to learn, grow and open doors to new ways of thinking. Both institutions are invested in the future of Mississippi and all Mississippians.
About the Mississippi Museum of Art
Founded in 1911, the Mississippi Museum of Art is dedicated to connecting Mississippi to the world and the power of art to the power of community. The museum’s permanent collection includes paintings, photographs, multimedia works, and sculptures by Mississippi, American, and international artists. The state’s largest art museum, the Mississippi Museum of Art offers a vibrant roster of exhibitions, public programs, arts and community partnerships, educational initiatives, and exchange opportunities throughout. the year. Programming is developed in an inclusive manner with community participation to ensure that a diversity of voices and perspectives are represented. Located at 380 South Lamar Street in downtown Jackson, the museum is committed to honesty, fairness and inclusion. The Mississippi Museum of Art and its programs are sponsored in part by the City of Jackson and Visit Jackson. Support is also provided in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. For more information visit msmuseumart.org.
About Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University is a comprehensive doctoral-granting university offering a wide range of opportunities and challenges for learning and growth to a diverse and competent student body of approximately 23,000 students. Among the National Science Foundation’s Top 100 Research Universities, MSU provides access and opportunities to students from all walks of life, 49 states and over 80 other countries. As a land granting institution, MSU is committed to sharing its knowledge and expertise throughout the state of Mississippi, which includes a presence in each of the state’s 82 counties. The state of Mississippi’s research and development spending reached $ 264.5 million in fiscal 2019, accounting for almost half of the state’s total university spending. The university is home to leading centers and institutes in fields such as aerospace engineering, automotive engineering, unmanned aircraft systems, agriculture, data analysis, social sciences and humanities, between others. The university’s research activity is an economic engine for Mississippi, contributing to MSU’s estimated $ 1.8 billion economic impact in Magnolia State.