Literary Arts Event


Apr 10, 2018
5:30pm - 6:30pm


Mississippi Museum of Art
308 S. Lamar St.
Jackson, Mississippi


Unburied Treasures is a monthly series that brings the humanities to life through art, literature, and music. This one-hour program highlights an object from the Museum’s bicentennial exhibition, Picturing Mississippi, 1817-2017: Land of Plenty, Pain, and Promise. The April program focuses on works of art created in response to the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., with Civil Rights context provided by John D. Spann, Museum Manager of Education for the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

Following the discussion, Literary students from the Mississippi School for the Arts – Amory Campbell, Jaycee Brown, and Chris Aaron – will perform original pieces inspired by Sam Gilliam’s painting, Red April, John Wilson’s lithograph, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Carrie Mae Weems’ photograph, The Assassination of Medgar, Malcom, and Martin.

The event will take place in Trustmark Grand Hall at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson, MS. This event is free and open to the public. Cash bar available.