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Jackson, MS 39201

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Museum Hours

Tuesday - Saturday

10 AM - 5 PM


noon - 5 PM

C3 Community Art Series

Each year, the Museums hosts a unique and original project as part of our ongoing series, C3: Creativity. Conversation. Community. Every Spring, local or visiting artists lead a participatory art installation in The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art. The goal of this series, inaugurated in 2012, is to bring together the diverse members and citizens of the community for the purpose of fueling an artwork that is representative of this place and of Mississippi.

Previous C3 project include:

2012: Cocoon Jackson

2013: The Future is on the Table #4

(Learn more about past C3 projects here.)


For 2014, the Museum has hired local strategic advancement agency Significant Developments to conduct a work of art, Core Sample, which surveys and presents the symbols of Mississippi identity.

Mississippians are invited to submit the symbols they feel resonate with their own identity and the identities of their communities; the symbols may be completely new or millennia old. At the Museum, the impression of each symbol will be made onto a ceramic bell and the collection displayed as an installation in The Art Garden. To submit your symbol, simply sketch it on a piece of paper, mail it to the Museum (ATTN: Core Sample Symbol Survey), or just take a picture of it with your phone and email it to daniel@significantdevelopments.us.

A ceramic bell workshop is operating Thursdays 10 AM - 2 PM and Saturdays 1- 5 PM at the Museum December 12, 2013 – March 14, 2014. Participants are welcome to join the Significant Developments team in the workshop for conversation and to learn the hand-building ceramic process by making and inscribing bells. On March 20, 2014 a public installation will be unveiled displaying the results of this survey.

Click here for more information about Core Sample.

For questions contact:

daniel@significantdevelopments.us OR cpeaster@msmuseumart.org

Significant Developments is a socially engaged art work acting within the legal framework of a limited liability company. CEO daniel johnson leads a team of artists to facilitate communities and organizations in strategic advancement through capacity-building aesthetic interactions.

This year’s project is made possible with support from Alternate ROOTS.

Upcoming Events

Downtown Jazz

Thursday, July 24, 2014

7 – 9 PM

Mississippi Museum of Art

Downtown Jazz features performances by local and regional Jazz and Blues musicians in the Museum one Thursday evening each month. Enjoy live music in the presence of amazing art. Cost: $5 nonmembers, free for members, cash bar. Downtown Jazz is sponsored by Carroll Warren & Parker PLLC.

Music in the City

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

5:15 PM cash bar; 5:45 PM program

Mississippi Museum of Art, Trustmark Grand Hall

In partnership with St. Andrew's Cathedral, the Museum hosts Kenneth Graves and John Paul – Brahms Sonata in F Minor for piano and clarinet. This event is sponsored by Wise Carter Child & Caraway, P.A. Cost: Free, donations welcome

Performances of Voices of Freedom Summer by John Maxwell’s Fish Tale Group Theatre - AUG. 14-17

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Showtimes below

Mississippi Museum of Art

Join us at the Museum for a ticketed dramatic performance of Voices of Freedom by Frank Kuhn in conjunction with our current exhibition, This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement. Ticket prices: $15 in advance, $18 at the door; students $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Tickets can be purchased through the Fish Tale Group box office at 601-714-1414 or online at www.fishtalegroup.org. This event is a partnership with John Maxwell...