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, 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.

Art in Mind I

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

10:30-noon

BancorpSouth Classroom

Art in Mind uses art exploration in the galleries, followed by hands-on engagement in the studio to stimulate observation, recall, and cognition. Art therapist Susan Anand joins William R. Hollingsworth Fellow McKenzie Drake in creating fun and comfortable experiences for participants of all skill levels. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, contact Jennifer Knight at 601.496.MIND (option 2) or mindclinic@umc.edu. Presented in partnership with Alzheimer...

Art in Mind II

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

1-2:30 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

Art in Mind uses art exploration in the galleries, followed by hands-on engagement in the studio to stimulate observation, recall, and cognition. Art therapist Susan Anand joins William R. Hollingsworth Fellow McKenzie Drake in creating fun and comfortable experiences for participants of all skill levels. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, contact Jennifer Knight at 601.496.MIND (option 2) or mindclinic@umc.edu. Presented in partnership with Alzheimer...

Spring Homeschool Day

Thursday, March 28, 2019

9 AM-noon

Homeschoolers ages 6-10 and 11-15 are invited to engage with Museum exhibitions and create works of art inspired by those on view in the galleries. By encouraging creativity, Museum Teaching Fellows and art educators will work with students to create, learn, and engage with each other through art. Cost is $25 per child, and registration is required. REGISTER ONLINE! Questions? Contact Isabel Gray, the James and Madeleine McMullan Director of School and Academic Programs, at igray...

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 discuss his forthcoming book, The Art of Activism: Art and Activism at Tougaloo College, scheduled for release by the University Press of Mississippi in the spring of 2020. This exhibition...

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.