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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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Upcoming Exhibitions

A Tale of Two Collections

March 16 - June 16, 2019

Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now

April 27 - August 25, 2019

2019 Mississippi Invitational

June 29 - August 11, 2019

New Symphony of Time

Opens September 7, 2019

Exhibition Events

  • 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. Additional support is provided by the Community Foundation for Mississippi—Tommy G. Ramey & Peggy Huff Harris Fund and Ross & Yerger. This exhibition is free...

  • 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.

  • Gallery Talk | Translating Spaces, Picturing Ancestors

    Friday, March 8, 2019

    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 and scholars. For this talk, Elizabeth Abston, Curator of American art, will guide viewers through important historic maps of the Chickasaw homeland lent by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and will discuss key works in the VISUAL VOICES exhibition that speak to...

  • 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.

  • Art Nights | A Closer Look at "VISUAL VOICES"

    Tuesday, March 12, 2019

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

    Art Nights is a monthly evening series that brings the humanities to life through art, literature, music, and dialog. The Museum is honored to have Dr. Manuela Well-Off-Man, Chief Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts and co-curator of VISUAL VOICES, guide this evening’s program through this exhibition of contemporary Chickasaw art. This gallery walk-through will be an in-depth look at the themes and narratives that are so important to Chickasaw culture and...

  • 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.

  • Gallery Talk | Young & Creative

    Friday, March 22, 2019

    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 and scholars. This talk, led by Isabel Gray, MMA’s Director of School and Academic Programs, will focus on the history of the Scholastic Art Awards, for which the Museum is the Regional Affiliate for the Mississippi Art Region. During the talk, participants will...

  • 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.

  • Gallery Talk | Telling the Tale of Two Collections

    Thursday, March 28, 2019

    12:30-1:30 PM

    Turry M. Flucker, art collections administrator at Tougaloo College, will share stories about the historic collections-driven relationship between Tougaloo College and the Museum, offering insight about some of the current works displayed in the exhibition A Tale of Two Collections on loan from Tougaloo College, and read a short excerpt from his forthcoming book, The Tougaloo Art Collections, scheduled for release spring, 2010. This exhibition and its programming are components of the Art and Civil Rights...

  • 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.

  • Gallery Talk | The Teaching Fellows Take on Visual Voices

    Friday, April 5, 2019

    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 and scholars. During this Gallery Talk, MMA Teaching Fellows will discuss their contributions to the Mississippi Museum of Art’s App, taking visitors on a special tour of VISUAL VOICES: Contemporary Chickasaw Art. Join us to see the show from their point of view,...

  • 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.

  • Art Nights

    Tuesday, April 9, 2019

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

    Icons of the Permanent Collection Gallery

    Art Nights is a monthly evening series that brings the humanities to life through art, literature, music, and dialog. This event is free and open to the public.

  • 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 | Meet the Artists

    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.

  • Gallery Talk

    Friday, May 3, 2019

    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 and scholars. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Art Nights | A Closer Look at "Black Out"

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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

    Art Nights is a monthly evening series that brings the humanities to life through art, literature, music, and dialog. This month, Isabel Gray, Museum Director of School and Academic Programs, leads participants in taking a closer look at a selection of pieces on display in Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now. Participants will learn about the physiognotrace—an instrument used in producing silhouettes—and participate in a hands-on demonstration exploring its functionality and form. This...

  • Gallery Talk

    Friday, May 17, 2019

    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 and scholars. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Gallery Talk

    Friday, May 31, 2019

    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 and scholars. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Art Nights | The CAPE Lab

    Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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

    Art Nights is a monthly evening series that brings the humanities to life through art, literature, music, and dialog. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Gallery Talk

    Friday, June 14, 2019

    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 and scholars. This event is free and open to the public.

  • 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...