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Tuesday - Saturday

10 AM - 5 PM

Sunday

noon - 5 PM


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Exhibitions

A Tale of Two Collections

Icons of the Permanent Collection Gallery

March 16 - June 16, 2019

Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now

April 27 - August 25, 2019

2019 Mississippi Invitational

June 29 - August 11, 2019

Jeffrey Gibson: Like A Hammer

September 8, 2018 - January 27, 2019

Due South: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

September 22, 2018 - March 3, 2019

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...