Mississippi Celebrates Architecture

The Clarion-Ledger ran an article summarizing the Mississippi AIA’s exhibit and lecture series this week. This is the event I had a hard time finding information on earlier in the week in “A Series of Fortunate Events“:

A multipronged exhibition at the Arts Center of Mississippi explores and celebrates the profession of architecture and some of its most beloved and beautiful buildings, statewide and nationwide.

Organized by the American Institute of Architects’ Mississippi chapter, the show offers the public a better understanding of architects’ role in society. . . .

The exhibition includes six elements that collectively highlight architects’ art, passion and vision.

Faves and photos: American Institute of Architects’ acclaimed traveling exhibition America’s Favorite Architecture boasts the country’s top 150 buildings. Mississippi’s Favorite Architecture features photographs of a dozen favorite Mississippi structures selected by its citizens.

Amateurs and pros submitted 101 photos of Mississippi structures in A Sense of Place: Mississippi Architecture Photography, “everything from barns and rail cars to modern buildings – things that strike home to Mississippians.”

Art by Architects displays more than 100 works of art by members of the AIA Mississippi, including sculpture, paintings, drawings and even furniture.

AIA award-winning architecture highlights the top jobs by Mississippi’s best in state, regional and national competition.

Exhibit extras: A Thursday evening lecture series on architecture topics begins today with a 5:30 p.m. talk at the Mississippi War Memorial Building Auditorium and continues at 5:45 p.m. March 12, March 26, April 2 and April 9 at the Russell C. Davis Planetarium Auditorium.

Downtown walking tours beginning at 10 AM every Saturday through the exhibit will also be offered.

Categories: Historic Preservation, Jackson, Museums, Preservation People/Events

1 reply

  1. This was a fantastic exhibit. I was grateful to have been a part of it.


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