Museum on Wheels is a traveling “lesson in visual art” from the Mississippi Arts Commission that introduces audiences to the basic elements of visual art by providing simple definitions alongside classical and contemporary replicas by European, American and Mississippi artists. Accompanying the replicas are artists’ biographies and lessons in the elements of visual art.
Viewers are invited to find specific elements within works of art and to appreciate the many ways these elements are used by different artists to create desired effects. Landscapes, still life, and portraits are exhibited in various styles and techniques including realism, pointillism, impressionism, expressionism, abstract and surrealism.
The Museum on Wheels will be at Matty Akin Elementary School, Weddington Elementary School and Stern Elementary School during the month of March before it travels to Tupelo, MS.
“Museum on Wheels” is funded by a grant from the Wallace Foundation. To learn more about the Mississippi Arts Commission’s Museum on Wheels, visit MAC’s website.