The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art is a 1.2 acre park located in the heart of Downtown Jackson. The Art Garden is surrounded by Jackson’s foremost cultural organizations, all of which contributed invaluably to its development, and is designed to engage visitors not only in the visual arts, but in all the arts.
The Art Garden features a welcoming lawn, seasonal foliage, native garden beds, permanent art installations, soothing fountains, and outdoor terrace dining. This versatile, open, outdoor space is open to the public from 10AM – 5PM daily. The Museum also hosts a variety of free community events – a Spring and Fall concert series, live music during lunch hour, and an outdoor movie series – throughout the year in The Art Garden. Check our events calendar for information about ongoing events.
Like the Museum itself, The Art Garden is an inviting space in which everyone — from the longtime Museum member to the out-of-town tourist — can engage comfortably with art. Given our proximity to the Jackson Convention Complex, The Art Garden welcomes thousands of first-time visitors to the city. While on break between meetings or events, sample Mississippi’s rich artistic heritage, while strolling, sitting, or sunning in downtown Jackson's newest public green space.
A Space for All
Over the past three years, the Museum has distinguished itself as one of Jackson’s preeminent venues for hosting private events of all scopes and sizes — from the largest gala to the smallest gathering. Our facility rental options include The Art Garden, which promises to be as versatile an outdoor venue as any. C3, our annual Spring participatory art series in The Art Garden, provides opportunities for the community to get involved in producing an outdoor art installation.
The Art Garden’s versatile space can accommodate a variety of events. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find our more information about booking your next event in The Art Garden.
See the schedule of upcoming events in The Art Garden.
Support The Art Garden
The Museum still needs your support for The Art Garden. Support at both the individual and corporate levels is greatly appreciated. Individuals or corporations may sign up to support our Grassroots Campaign to complete funding of The Art Garden. Donors are recognized on The Art Garden Glass Wall, designed by Andrew Young of Pearl River Glass Studio. Click here to learn more about the Grassroots Campaign.
Individuals can support The Art Garden by joining the Garden Partners. Garden Partners is a support group of the Mississippi Museum of Art focused on garden-related events, volunteer opportunities, and educational programs. This group of individuals helps further the Museum’s mission and membership efforts as we extend our “Museum without walls” to include The Art Garden.
Garden Partners meets multiple times a year to plan events, learn garden-related skills, become acquainted with each other, and become more involved in the Museum through The Art Garden.
Click here to learn more about becoming a Garden Partner.
Naming opportunities are still available in The Art Garden including the naming of the garden itself, the native plant garden, and several garden rooms. If you are interested in more information about these opportunities, please contact Betsy Bradley, director of the Museum, at 601-950-1515.
The Art Garden and its programming are supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Local support of The Art Garden is generously provided by BankPlus and the C-Spire Foundation.