Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Museum of Art’

Museum hires Ward, Varnell

by MBJ Staff Published: March 8,2013

Tags: Kathleen Varnell, Mississippi Museum of Art, Roger Ward

The Mississippi Museum of Art has a new deputy director/chief curator, Roger Ward, and has hired Kathleen Varnell as curatorial associate. Ward will fill the position previously occupied by Dan Piersol, who retired from the museum’s senior artistic post in July 2011. Jackson native Varnell replaces Robin Dietrick, who left her full-time position in December […] [...]

Read September 17 issue of the MBJ

>> BASEL III Mississippi bankers brace for change— by Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >> MBJ FOCUS/LIST: Insurance & Employee Benefits >> LEGAL Supreme court sides with Department of Revenue in AT&T tax dispute— by Clay Chandler >> BANKING Trustmark, Hancock head lengthy list of state’s 5-star banks— by Ted Carter >> KEMPER UPDATE […] [...]

Julian Rankin says restaurant-fundraiser could return

by Clay Chandler Published: September 14,2012

Tags: Betsy Bradley, Extra Table, Julian Rankin, Mississippi Museum of Art

Julian Rankin is the public relations coordinator for the Mississippi Museum of Art. The Museum in downtown Jackson recently was the site of two temporary, “pop-up” restaurants by renowned chef Robert St. John. Proceeds from that project benefitted local charities. Q — What can you tell us about the process that led to Robert St. […] [...]

LaRose named chef

by MBJ Staff Published: August 5,2012

Tags: Louis LaRose, Mississippi Museum of Art, The Palette Cafe by Viking

Louis LaRose is the new executive chef at The Palette Cafe by Viking located in the Mississippi Museum of Art. In addition to pleasing guests in the cafe, he also takes charge of catering the private and public events at the museum. LaRose entered the restaurant industry in Jackson, his hometown, in the early 1990s, […] [...]

Civic and arts leaders rallying to give aging Thalia Mara a fix up

It’s said Jackson’s Thalia Mara Hall hasn’t got a bad seat in the house. But seats that are in bad shape? Those are about as plentiful as the number of days that make up the Broadway run of the “Phantom of the Opera.” Since its opening in 1968 as the Jackson Municipal Auditorium, the City-owned […] [...]

Magee, Palmertree promoted

Richard Magee has been promoted to manager of customer support at Bomgar Corporation. Magee’s role in leading the customer support engineer team builds on his more than 15 years of experience in the technical support field. Magee has been employed at Bomgar since October 2006. He and his wife, Dendy, and their families have been […] [...]

MBJ Editorial: Art Garden a great opportunity for people to come together

Hindsight is a funny thing. We say it is 20/20. In the present, however, we have the opportunity to look at a current project and know that 10 years down the line, observers are going to look back and say they consider The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art one of the biggest […] [...]

MBJ Editorial: Legislature sets flame to money with handout to zoo

Mississippi will be throwing good money after bad when it chucks $1.3 million at the Jackson Zoo. The state Bond Commission last week unanimously approved the sale of $354 million in tax-exempt bonds for which the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum will get $40 million together in bond funding. However, […] [...]

Bruno cooking at The Palette

by MBJ Staff Published: June 5,2011

Tags: Luis Bruno, Mississippi Museum of Art, The Palette Café, Viking

The Mississippi Museum of Art announced Luis Bruno as the new executive chef of The Palette Café by Viking, which is located in the museum. Bruno is a native of Bronx, N.Y., and as a boy, left home at age 13 to work in his brother’s pizzeria in upstate New York. In 1993, he moved […] [...]

Museum seats new board of trustees

The Mississippi Museum of Art announced the addition of four new trustees —  Isaac K. Byrd Jr., Harold G. Corbin, Katherine McRae and Arthur D. Spratlin Jr. Byrd is a trial lawyer and founder of Byrd and Associates in Jackson. He is active in numerous civic, humanitarian and cultural organizations, including the Greater Jackson Arts […] [...]

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