380 South Lamar Street
Jackson, MS 39201

601.960.1515
(toll-free) 1.866.VIEWART

Museum Hours

Tuesday - Saturday

10 AM - 5 PM

Sunday

noon - 5 PM


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Our Mission

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Questions about the Museum’s financial reports may be directed to Chief Resource Officer Ruthie Massey at rmassey@msmuseumart.org.

The Art Garden Ribbon Cutting | 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. Fall 2011

Upcoming Events

Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

Saturday, November 10, 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.

Art In Mind I

Wednesday, December 19, 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...

Art in Mind II

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

1:00 PM to 2:30 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...

Museum After Hours | Mississippi Made

Thursday, December 20, 2018

5:30 - until

Every third Thursday we host Museum After Hours, when we open the doors after hours to partner with and embrace Mississippi's creative community. These collaborations feature one-night pop-up exhibitions and food trucks, along with combinations of live music, outdoor movies, and games. Each month has a new theme and a new story. SCHEDULE: 5:30-8 PM – Pop-up exhibition: Mississippi Made quilts by local makers S.E.W. 5:30-7:30 PM – Art Lab: Mississippi Collages 7:15 PM – 15-minute Art...

Look and Learn with Hoot

Friday, December 21, 2018

10:30 AM to 11:30 PM

The Museum Foyer & BancorpSouth Classroom

Look and Learn with Hoot is an educational opportunity for children up to 5 years of age and their parents that 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!

Gallery Talk | Each Finds Her Way

Friday, December 21, 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 and scholars. Join Chief Curator Roger Ward for this talk that highlights a diverse group of painters and sculptors, all represented in the exhibition, Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection, who followed very different paths to artistic achievement. Some...