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10 AM - 5 PM

Sunday

noon - 5 PM


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Past Exhibitions

The Art of Engagement: Meditations on a Movement

October 2 - December 14, 2018

Bethlehem Tree: Younger Foundation Crèche Collection

December 1, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Material Pulses: Seven Viewpoints

October 6, 2018 - January 13, 2019

Joe Overstreet: Justice, Faith, Hope and Peace

On view through November 2018

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

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

  • Gallery Talk | "Each Finds Her Way"

    Friday, January 18, 2019

    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...

  • Indie Week Silent Disco

    Saturday, January 19, 2019

    8 PM

    Trustmark Grand Hall

    In partnership with Jackson Indie Music Week (JIMWeek), MMA presents a museum-wide silent disco dance party and late-night gallery experience celebrating the culmination of the fourth annual JIMWeek and the Museum’s dynamic exhibition, Jeffrey Gibson: Like A Hammer. Local DJs present curated playlists inspired by Gibson's genre-defying contemporary artworks, which mashup traditional indigenous aesthetics of the artist’s Choctaw and Cherokee heritage with song lyrics, pop culture, and themes of futurism and free expression....

  • Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

    Saturday, January 19, 2019

    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.

  • Samantha Crain in Concert

    Saturday, January 26, 2019

    noon

    C Spire Stage in The Art Garden

    "I really feel that in order to keep the language alive we need to be, as Choctaws, making more music that speaks to what's important to us, and making our new traditional songs.” – Samantha Crain Performed for the closing gathering for the exhibition Jeffrey Gibson: Like A Hammer, folk singer-songwriter Samantha Crain's music echoes Gibson's own work that draws upon traditional native visual practices to create something new that resonates in contemporary life. This event...

  • Opening Day | 2019 Scholastic Art Awards

    Saturday, February 9, 2019

    10 AM

    An exhibition of Gold Key and Silver Key winners of the 2019 Scholastic Art Awards. This exhibition is free and open to the public. Museum Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 AM-5 PM, and Sun., noon-5 PM

  • Opening Day | Visual Voices: Contemporary Chickasaw Art

    Saturday, March 2, 2019

    10 AM

    VISUAL VOICES: Contemporary Chickasaw Art is a traveling exhibition of thought-provoking, experimental, and critical works by 15 Chickasaw artists from diverse artistic backgrounds. VISUAL VOICES is made possible by a grant provided by the Chickasaw Nation, guidance from the Chickasaw Artist Board, and assistance from The American Indian Cultural Center and Museum. This exhibition is free and open to the public. Museum Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 AM-5 PM, and Sun., noon-5 PM

  • Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

    Saturday, March 2, 2019

    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.

  • Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

    Saturday, March 9, 2019

    11 AM

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

  • Opening Day | A Tale of Two Collections

    Saturday, March 16, 2019

    10 AM

    A Tale of Two Collections features works by eight artists held in the collections of both the Museum and Tougaloo College: Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Joan Miró (1893-1983), Marie Hull (1890-1980), Hale Woodruff (1900-1980), Romare Bearden (1911-1988), Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012), Benny Andrews (1930-2006) and Thomas Eloby (1944-2001).The two earliest works are of the same subject matter interpreted by two different artists Robert Seldon Duncanson (1821-1872) and Heppie EnEarl Wicks (1857-1940). This exhibition and its programming...

  • Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

    Saturday, March 16, 2019

    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.

  • Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

    Saturday, March 23, 2019

    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.

  • Telling the Tale

    Thursday, March 28, 2019

    12:30-1:30 PM

    A Tale of Two Collections storytelling with Turry M. Flucker, Art Collections Administrator, Tougaloo College Art Collections This exhibition and its programming are components of the Art and Civil Rights Initiative, a partnership between Tougaloo College and the Mississippi Museum of Art, underwritten by the Henry Luce Foundation.

  • Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

    Saturday, March 30, 2019

    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.

  • Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

    Saturday, April 6, 2019

    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.

  • Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

    Saturday, April 13, 2019

    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.

  • Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

    Saturday, April 20, 2019

    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.

  • Spring Family Day

    Saturday, April 27, 2019

    9 AM-noon

    Join us on the opening day of Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now for a fun-for-the-whole-family morning of exploration, dance, music, and crafts and meet artists on view in Visual Voices: Contemporary Chickasaw Art. This event is free and open to the public. DRESS FOR MESS! Generously sponsored by The Henry and Martha Hederman Charitable Foundation

  • Opening Day | Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now

    Saturday, April 27, 2019

    10 AM

    Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now fuses the history of silhouette portraiture and its interpretation in contemporary art in beautiful and thought-provoking ways. The exhibition features three well-known contemporary artists, Kara Walker, Camille Utterback, and Kumi Yamashita, who reexamine and reimagine the silhouette to broaden our understanding of its power in the past and in the present. Organized by the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. This exhibition is free and open to the...

  • Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

    Saturday, April 27, 2019

    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 Day | 2019 Mississippi Invitational

    Saturday, June 29, 2019

    10 AM

    The Mississippi Invitational is a bi-annual survey of recent works created by contemporary visual artists living and working across the state. Artists are invited to submit their work for consideration by a guest curator to be included in the bi-annual Mississippi Invitational exhibition. The guest curator for this iteration of the Mississippi Invitational is Kimberli Gant, PhD; the McKinnon Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, Virginia. This exhibition is free...