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Jackson, MS 39201

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Museum Hours

Tuesday - Saturday

10 AM - 5 PM

Sunday

noon - 5 PM


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Past Exhibitions

James Patterson: Life in Pictures

On view through September 9, 2018

Now: The Call and Look of Freedom

February 15 – May 15, 2018

2018 Scholastic Art Awards

February 20 - March 25, 2018

Bethlehem Tree: Younger Foundation Crèche Collection

November 28, 2017 – January 7, 2018

Hank Willis Thomas: Flying Geese

December 9, 2017 - July 8, 2018

White Gold: Thomas Sayre

On view through August 5, 2018

The Beauty of Cancer

October 12-29, 2017

Fine/Folk: African American Art from the Collection

September 22, 2016 – January 22, 2016

2016 Mississippi Invitational

December 17, 2016 – March 12, 2017

Mustard Seed - Art in Us All Series

March 4, 2017 – April 9, 2017

National Scholastics: Art. Write. Now. Tour

April 1, 2017 — May 14, 2017

The Wolfe Family Legacy

Through October 1, 2017

The Mississippi Story

Through August 20, 2017

Divining Nature: Watercolors by Walter Inglis Anderson

Saturday, February 6 – Sunday, March 6, 2016

Leon Kroll’s Terminal Yards and Artists from the Armory Show

Saturday, February 27 – Sunday, September 4, 2016

Reflections: Works by Modern Masters from the Collection

Saturday, April 9 – Sunday, October 30, 2016

The Art in Us All: The Perfect Palette Art Group

August 6 – September 4, 2016

Scholastic Art Awards of Mississippi 2016 Regional Competition

Saturday, February 6 – Sunday, March 13, 2016

Civil War Drawings from the Becker Collection

January 31 – April 19, 2015

Art in Us All: HeARTWorks

Sunday, November 14 - Sunday, December 13

An Italian Palate: Paintings by Wyatt Waters

October 12, 2013–January 12, 2014

Recent Acquisitions

October 12, 2013–February 2, 2014

Italian Art from the Permanent Collection

August 24, 2013 – January 12, 2014

Icons of Freedom

May 24 – August 3, 2014

Norman Rockwell: Murder in Mississippi

June 14 - August 31, 2014

Spanish Sojourns: Robert Henri and the Spirit of Spain

September 27 , 2014 – January 4, 2015

Bethlehem Tree: Younger Foundation Crèche Collection

December 2, 2014 – January 4, 2015

2014 Mississippi Invitational

November 1, 2014 - January 25, 2015

Symbols of Faith, Home, and Beyond

March 23 – June 23, 2013

Blue White Red, Red White Blue

February 16 - June 2, 2013

Old Masters to Monet

March 23 – September 8, 2013

Exhibition Events

  • Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

    Saturday, October 13, 2018

    11 AM

    Begins in The Museum Foyer

    Take a closer look at exhibitions on view during this free guided tour every Saturday at 11 AM. Tours last approximately 45 minutes.

  • Opening Reception | The Art of Engagement

    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    6 - 8 PM

    At the Tougaloo College Art Gallery in the Bennie G. Thompson Academic and Civil Rights Research Center

    You are cordially invited to the reception to celebrate the opening of the exhibition, The Art of Engagement: Meditation on a Movement. In a meditative setting to offer an alternative perspective for re-remembering the Civil Rights Movement, The Art of Engagement: Meditation on a Movement positions a selection of art works created or acquired by the Mississippi Museum of Art and Tougaloo College amid the social turbulence of the modern Civil Rights Movement and the...

  • Studio | Central to Our Lives

    Tuesday, October 23, 2018

    6 - 8 PM

    The Art Garden & Galleries

    In this two-day mini-workshop designed for students 16 and older, of any skill level, will join artist Bebe Wolfe to learn skills in observational drawing with graphite and ink. Cost $22 per student. Basic materials are provided. REGISTER HERE!

  • Special Lecture | John P. Lukavic, DAM Curator of Native Arts

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018

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

    Trustmark Grand Hall

    Please join our special guest, Dr. John Lukavic, curator of Jeffrey Gibson: Like A Hammer, as he explores the development of Gibson's visual vocabulary and various themes found within his work. From a point of frustration, to finding a voice, to speaking with authority, the artist’s work addresses feelings of invisibility, intersectionality, gender, race, ancestral knowledge, and futurism. This talk will help draw attention to some of the nuances in the exhibition, and the...

  • The Art of Engagement Meditation Class

    Thursday, October 25, 2018

    5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

    At the Tougaloo College of Art Gallery in the Bennie G. Thompson Academic and Civil Rights Research Center

    Dr. Redell Hearn, Curator of Art and Civil Rights for the Mississippi Museum of Art and Tougaloo College, leads participants in an hour of meditative practice in the Tougaloo College Art Gallery as part of the exhibition on view, The Art of Engagement: Meditation on a Movement. About the exhibition: In a meditative setting to offer an alternative perspective for re-remembering the Civil Rights Movement, The Art of Engagement: Meditation on a Movement positions a...

  • Gallery Talk | Reflections from an Artist's Father

    Friday, October 26, 2018

    11:30 AM

    Begins in The Museum Foyer

    Gallery talks offer visitors the chance to engage with a single work, or pairing of works, for a 30-minute talk led by Museum curators and educators, as well as local artists, scholars, and special guests. James Gibson, father of contemporary artist Jeffrey Gibson, shares stories about the artist's earliest years and reflects on the significance of the exhibition, Jeffrey Gibson, Like A Hammer, which both honors and reimagines the role of Choctaw traditions in contemporary...

  • The Art of Engagement Meditation Class

    Tuesday, October 30, 2018

    5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

    At the Tougaloo College of Art Gallery in the Bennie G. Thompson Academic and Civil Rights Research Center

    Dr. Redell Hearn, Curator of Art and Civil Rights for the Mississippi Museum of Art and Tougaloo College, leads participants in an hour of meditative practice in the Tougaloo College Art Gallery as part of the exhibition on view, The Art of Engagement: Meditation on a Movement. About the exhibition: In a meditative setting to offer an alternative perspective for re-remembering the Civil Rights Movement, The Art of Engagement: Meditation on a Movement positions a...

  • WonderLust: Materiality and Movement in Mississippi

    Saturday, November 3, 2018

    3 - 7 PM

    “It's a continuation of me exploring movement… A lot of the physical materials I use in my artwork originate in dance regalia in the powwow circuit. I wanted to see the differences between people. How are we moving differently? How do we move the same? How does trauma impact how we move? How does confidence impact how we move?” – Jeffrey Gibson The Center for Art & Public Exchange at the Mississippi Museum of Art unveils and...

  • Art Nights | Prophecy and Practice: Choctaw Arts

    Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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

    Galleries

    Art Nights is an evening series that brings the humanities to life through art, literature, music, and dialog. For this Unburied Treasures installment of Art Nights, join Emily Clark, MDAH Curator of Exhibitions, and Museum staff as we discuss the artistic history of the Mississippi Choctaw. Basket weaving, beading, and storytelling are critical practices that maintain cultural continuity with an eye towards the next generation. Through close looking and discussion in the Museum’s newly-installed...

  • Guest Lecture | The Art of Engagement

    Thursday, November 8, 2018

    5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

    In the Bennie G. Thompson Academic and Civil Rights Research Center Auditorium

    The Art and Civil Rights Initiative, a partnership between Tougaloo College and the Mississippi Museum of Art, welcomes Dr. Kheli R. Willetts, senior program manager for Mid-America Arts Alliance, to the Tougaloo campus as part of the programming for the exhibition The Art of Engagement: Meditation on a Movement. About the exhibition: In a meditative setting to offer an alternative perspective for re-remembering the Civil Rights Movement, The Art of Engagement: Meditation on a Movement...

  • Gallery Talk | Coulter Fussell

    Friday, November 9, 2018

    11:30 AM - noon

    Begins in the Selby and Richard McRae Lobby

    Gallery talks offer visitors the chance to engage with a single work, or pairing of works, for a 30-minute talk led by Museum curators and educators, as well as local artists and scholars. Join Coulter Fussell, textile artist, and founder of YaloRun Textile in Water Valley, MS, as she discusses the works on view in the special exhibition Material Pulses. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Family Day | Material & Movement

    Saturday, November 17, 2018

    9 AM-noon

    Galleries, Classrooms, and The Art Garden

    Let's get crafty! Join us for a fun-for-the-whole-family day of exploration, dance, music, art, and crafts. Studio activities will focus on painting and working with beading and textiles, inspired by the works of Jeffrey Gibson and other fiber artists on view. Doors open at 8 AM for breakfast at La Brioche at the Museum (available for purchase), and studio activities begin at 9 AM. Dress for mess! No registration necessary.

  • Gallery Talk | Gender, Race, and Making

    Friday, November 23, 2018

    11:30 AM - noon

    Begins in The Museum Foyer

    Gallery talks offer visitors the chance to engage with a single work, or pairing of works, for a 30-minute talk led by Museum curators and educators, as well as local artists, scholars, and special guests. Artist and Tougaloo College Professor Phoenix Savage will discuss the three special exhibitions on view at the Museum through the lens of gender and race. Using Jeffrey Gibson’s Head On, Elizabeth Brandt’s A Map to Get Where I...