Literary senior students, Amory Campbell, Chris Aaron, and Jadaccia Brown, were invited to the Mississippi Museum of Art to take part in a museum after-hours program. Unburied Treasures looks at the historic nature of diverse art of gallery collection pieces.

A captive group of visitors and education staff from the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum explored and examined the history of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. behind the art on display.

An Instagram post from the Center for Art and Public Exchange read “Combining both art and history museum practice last night with education staff from the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in the galleries of Mississippi Museum of Art. Conversation with visitors about artistic responses to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, the context of wider grassroots Mississippi Movement of the 60s, and the work still to be done. Awesome performances of original writing compositions inspired by #MLK50 by students at Mississippi School of the Arts.”

 


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