380 South Lamar Street
Jackson, MS 39201


New Museum Hours

Tuesday - Thursday

11 AM - 7 PM

Friday - Sunday

11 AM - 5 PM

Tuesday - Thursday (Senior Hours)

10 AM - 11 AM

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Our Mission

Our Mission: To connect Mississippi to the world, and the power of art to the power of community.

The Mississippi Museum of Art has been a community-supported institution for more than 100 years. Committed to honesty, equity, and inclusion, the Museum is a leader in engaging art, artists, and participants in the critical work of reckoning with the past, connecting with each other in the present, and envisioning a future without division.

What makes us distinctive?

The Mississippi Museum of Art is more than an art museum in Jackson, Mississippi. It is a museum of Mississippi, and also a museum that connects Mississippians to our culture, our history, our communities, and to each other. It is a museum informed by the legacy of our past and emboldened by a vision of a future without division. It is a community gathering space, a setting for quiet reflection, and a place for social encounters among friends and where strangers become friends. It builds relationships between Mississippi and artists of national renown wanting to re-connect with their ancestors’ homes, and with partnering institutions that see the centrality of Mississippi’s stories to the American narrative. It is a place of learning and growth, of genuine human connection, and of artistic inspiration. The Museum is a place where its vision of truth, beauty, and unity intersects with the lived experiences of the human beings with whom it shares its home, and who honor it with their presence. It honors the imaginative universe while it anchors itself in the reality of the current moment. It is not a solution to the problems facing the world, but rather a sign of hope.

With consistent leadership for the last 16 years, the Museum has built a solid program of exhibitions, public programs, artistic and community partnerships, and educational initiatives that generated the community good will and public credibility that make it a leader among arts and civic institutions in the state. The Museum has long advocated the potential for personal transformation within its visitors as a result of careful staging of encounters with artwork. It has also worked strategically towards diversifying its participants and increasing its relevance to all who enter its doors. Now, the Museum is exploring issues of shared authority, artist partnerships, penetrating privilege and traditional narratives, and its institutional responsibility for investigating the deep and important questions about our shared landscape of Mississippi

Our Financials

MMA FY17 Financial Report
MMA Form 990
MMA Donor Privacy Policy
MMA FY16 Program Service Revenue
MMA FY17 Program Service Revenue
MMA 2014-2020 Strategic Plan

Questions about the Museum’s financial reports may be directed to the Director of Operations, Ruthie Massey, at rmassey@msmuseumart.org.

The Mississippi Museum of Art and its programs are sponsored in part by the city of Jackson and the Visit Jackson. Support is also provided in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Upcoming Events

Art in Mind

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

10:30 AM


Art in Mind is offered to individuals experiencing memory loss or mild cognitive impairment. Participants can stimulate observation, recall, and recognition at home with basic supplies. The program is facilitated by Licensed Art Therapist Susan Anand and an MMA Educator. In response to COVID-19, the group is meeting on Zoom, which allows participants to attend via camera and audio. To register, contact Jennifer Knight at 601.496.MIND (option 2) or mindclinic@umc.edu by Friday, September 25. Presented in partnership with The MIND Center at UMMC and generously sponsored by Alzheimer’s Mississippi and Celia Aguzzi Manley with Turn Key Properties.

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

1 PM - 2:30 PM


Creative Healing Studio is a weekly art therapy gathering for adults being treated for cancer or those with a cancer diagnosis in their past led by licensed art therapist Susan Anand. In response to COVID-19, the group is meeting on Zoom every Wednesday of the month. To register for this digital group, contact Susan Anand at smainlay@aol.com by Tuesday, September 29, at noon. *This Zoom invitation will allow participants to attend via camera and audio. Generously sponsored by The UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute and Mississippi Baptist Medical Center

Art and Coffee

Saturday, October 3, 2020

10 AM


Coffee is served! John David Lewis, the Deputy Director of the Department of Human and Cultural Services for the City of Jackson, joins us at the October edition of CAPE Art & Coffee. Lewis will share his unique perspective about the intersection of art, architecture, and how public art contributes to the vitality of Downtown Jackson. Lewis currently serves as the Deputy Director of the Department of Human and Cultural Services, overseeing the Cultural Division. He works with the Arts Center of Mississippi, the Russell C. Davis Planetarium, the Smith Robertson Museum, the Municipal Art Gallery, and serves as Manager of Thalia Mara Hall, where he helped usher in a 35% increase in revenue during the 2018-2019 fiscal year. Lewis received the AIA “Friend of Architecture” award in 2018 and Visit Jackson’s SUMMIT “Friend of Tourism” award in 2020. This program will be held in The Art Garden with our newest exhibition Leonardo Drew: City in the Grass.

Art on Film | Water Lilies of Monet: The Magic of Water and Light -- The Art Garden

Friday, October 9, 2020

7 PM

The Art Garden

Our second film in our fall film series is The Water Lilies of Monet: The Magic of Water and Light. This film features the masterpieces and obsessions of Claude Monet, the “Genius of Impressionism,” and takes a journey down the River Seine from Le Harve to Paris and gives a tour of Monet’s masterpieces, house, and gardens at Giverny. This film will be screened from The Art Garden, so bring your own lawn chair or picnic blanket and join in this evening event! The film will begin at sunset, following a brief introductory conversation and Q+A. Food trucks and a cash bar will be available. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED To register for a socially distant grass or table area, please use this link: https://10432.blackbaudhosting.com/10432/BankPlus-Green-reservation-09Oct2020 Please contact McKenzie Drake at mdrake@msmuseum.org or 601-965-9912 with questions. Art on Film is generously sponsored by The Ergon Foundation and is presented in partnership with The Crossroads Film Society.