380 South Lamar Street
Jackson, MS 39201

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Tuesday - Saturday

10 AM - 5 PM


noon - 5 PM

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About Us

Our mission: To engage Mississippians with visual art.

The Mississippi Museum of Art has been a community-supported institution for more than 100 years. The Museum boasts a seasoned staff of museum professionals and fiscally responsible administrators who have been managing operating budgets for over 30 years. These individuals have worked to ensure that the Museum’s renovations and upgrades are the best things for the art and people of Mississippi. The Museum’s 31 affiliate museums across the state continue to benefit from the loan of artwork and traveling exhibitions, ensuring that even those Mississippians who cannot make the trip to Jackson can enjoy our rich cultural history.

In 2010, the Museum received the National Medal for Museum Service from the Institute of Museum of Library Services, a federal agency. The medal is the highest national honor awarded annually to five museums and five libraries. In 2010, the Mississippi Museum of Art was the only art museum to be recognized with this distinction. Support and recognition from local, regional, and federal arts organizations serve as reminders of the Museum’s successes and motivation for continued excellence and innovation. The Museum also plays a pivotal role in the revitalization of downtown Jackson. Situated between Thalia Mara Hall and the Jackson Convention Complex, the Museum (completed in 2007) and The Art Garden (a 1.2 acre public green space completed in 2011) serve as the anchors of Jackson’s cultural district and Downtown Jackson. Visitors to the Jackson Convention Complex experience a grand impression of Mississippi’s creative heritage. Meeting goers, as well as everyday downtowners, can adjourn to the Museum for particularly inspirational coffee and lunch breaks at La Brioche at the Museum and in The Art Garden.

Mississippi has always had an abundant supply of creative energy. The Mississippi Museum of Art strives to be a fountainhead attracting people from all walks to discuss the issues and glories of the past and present while continuing to inspire progress in the future.

Ribbon cutting of The Art Garden, fall 2011 - Museum architect Madge Bemiss oversaw construction of The Art Garden and carried the torch passed by the late Ed Blake (1947-2010), whose imagination and forward thinking laid foundations for space years before.

The Mississippi Museum of Art and its programs are sponsored in part by the city of Jackson and the Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau. Support is also provided in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

To see the Museum’s most recent audited financial statement and tax return, please contact rmassey@msmuseumart.org.

We invite you to peruse our current strategic plan and hope you will visit soon and help us continue the mission.

Upcoming Events

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

Creative Healing Studio is a bi-monthly art therapy gathering for adults being treated for cancer or those with a cancer diagnosis in their past. Licensed art therapist Susan Ainlay Anand facilitates this group to express themselves through art in an open studio approach while also sharing stories of hope, fear, joy, and sorrow. The group is open to all skill levels, novice to master, and encourages self-expression with an emphasis on exploration, curiosity, and skill-building...

Screen on the Green | School of Rock

Thursday, September 20, 2018

8 PM

The Art Garden

The Mississippi Museum of Art presents this outdoor film series on the BankPlus Green in The Art Garden. This month's movie is School of Rock. This event is free and open to the public. Cash bar and food available for purchase beginning at 5:30 PM. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Presented in partnership with the

Museum After Hours | Art & Craft

Thursday, September 20, 2018

5:30 - until

Every third Thursday the Museum opens its doors after hours to partner with and embrace Mississippi’s creative community. This month, work by the members of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi will be on display, while the High Note Jam concert series kicks off with Clouds and Crayons on the C Spire Stage. Craft cocktails will be offered on the patio next to The Art Garden. At 8 PM, Screen on the Green begins with...

Look and Learn with Hoot

Friday, September 21, 2018

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

BancorpSouth Classroom

This educational opportunity for children up to 5 years of age with their parents emphasizes creative play and literacy through a hands-on art activity and story time. (Hoot, a friendly owl, is the Museum’s education mascot.) Please dress for mess! Questions? Contact William R. Hollingsworth Fellow McKenzie Drake mdrake@msmuseumart.org. Sponsored by Children’s Medical Group, P.A.

Live @ Lunch!

Friday, September 21, 2018

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

C-Spire Stage

Experience the perfect pairing of music and cuisine in a beautiful outdoor setting in The Art Garden! Each Friday in May and September, a local musician takes the C Spire Stage to liven up your lunch break. In event of rain, music will be performed in La Brioche at the Museum. This week, the honky-tonk duo Meat and Greet make their Live@Lunch! debut! Generously sponsored by Brown Bottling Co./Pepsi

Art In Mind I

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

Everyone wants to strengthen their memory. As we get older, it’s not just about strengthening it, but also about maintaining it. Art in Mind uses art exploration in the galleries to stimulate observation and recall, followed by hands-on engagement in the studio. Art Therapist Susan Anand joins William Hollingsworth Fellow McKenzie Drake to create fun and comfortable experiences inspired by artworks in the Museum’s collection that stimulate cognition. No previous experience is needed...