380 South Lamar Street
Jackson, MS 39201

601.960.1515

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11 AM - 7 PM

Friday - Saturday

10 AM - 5 PM

Sunday

noon - 5 PM


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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

Young Artist Classes

Monday, June 1, 2020 - Friday, July 31

9 AM - 4 PM

Ages: 6-12 years of age

THE MUSEUM SCHOOL 2020 SUMMER CAMP Young Artist Develop your artistic eye and discover what inspires you during this week of exploratory art making. In each full day camp, students will be given the freedom to create within thematic boundaries and receive guidance from experienced teaching artists.

Week 1: My World, My Voice June 8-12, 2020 Ages: 6-12 years of age Cost: $250. per week, $212.50 Members Do you care about something big or small? The world needs to know! Take action for your cause using art forms like book arts, printmaking, and fiber arts that will become zines, posters, pins, and patches

REGISTER HERE!


Week 2: Inner Vision June 8-12, 2020 Ages: 6-12 years of age Cost: $250. per week, $212.50 Members Where does a possum family go on vacation? Are six heads better than one? Your imagination has the answer! Create comics, and characters inspired by work in the Museum collection in this visual narrative camp.
REGISTER HERE!
Week 3: Design Escape June 15-19, 2020 Ages: 6-12 years of age Cost: $250. per week, $212.50 Members Imagine the landscapes of the future, and you're one step closer to making it a reality! How does your dream world look? Where would you play? Learn perspective, composition, foreshortening to design your fantasy world.
REGISTER HERE!
WEEK 5: Museum School Summer Camp is closed June 29-July 3 Week 4: Permission to Stare June 22-26, 2020 Ages: 6-12 years of age Cost: $250. per week, $212.50 Members Close observation of animals, people, places, and things will be the focus to learn about traditional genres. Students will create drawings and paintings using the techniques of the Impressionist masters on view at the Museum.
REGISTER HERE!
Week 5: Art + STEM = Amazing July 6-10, 2020 Ages: 6-12 years of age Cost: $250. per week, $212.50 Members Infuse art into science, technology, engineering, and math in this multi-media camp. Move full STEAM ahead and explore photographic techniques, geometric design, and color theory inspired by art in the Museum.
REGISTER HERE!
Week 6: Sew Much Fun with Fibers July 20-24, 2020 Ages: 6-12 years of age Cost: $250. per week, $212.50 Members Explore what's possible with fabric, yarn, and string in this fiber-based camp. We'll embroider, weave, and sew art that can be worn…or not!
REGISTER HERE!
Week 7: The Ordinary is Extraordinary July 20-24, 2020 Ages: 6-12 years of age Cost: $250. per week, $212.50 Members See how everyday objects can be used for creative expression in this week of multi-media making. Manipulate ordinary materials to print, collage, and construct original works of art. You’ll realize anything can be made amazing when paired with your imagination!
REGISTER HERE!
Week 8: Pattern Happy July 27-31, 2020 Ages: 6-12 years of age Cost: $250. per week, $212.50 Members Polka dots and stripes make the world go-round in this camp of endless combinations. We'll learn how to make patterns and tessellations using colors, shapes, and lines of all kinds with paper, felt, markers, and more.
REGISTER HERE!
Meet our Museum School Teaching Artists! Participate in Family Programs throughout the year. Become a member and save 15% on Museum School programs.JOIN!
Questions? Contact Victoria Meek at vmeek@msmuseumart.org or 601.965.9912.

Mini Masters Classes

Monday, June 1, 2020 - Friday, July 31

10-11:30 AM

Ages: 4-5 years of age

THE MUSEUM SCHOOL 2020 SUMMER CAMP Mini Masters is an introduction to the art studio for preschoolers and their caregiver. Together, participants will experience an array of materials to strengthen visual literacy and build problem solving skills. Paint sticks, construction paper, air-dry clay, and watercolors are all possibilities each week.

Week 1: My World, My Voice June 1-5, 2020 Ages: 4-5 years of age Cost: $75. per week, $63.75 Members Do you care about something big or small? The world needs to know! Take action for your cause using art forms like book arts, printmaking, and fiber arts that will become zines, posters, pins, and patches.

REGISTER HERE!


Week 2: Inner Vision June 8-12, 2020 Ages: 4-5 years of age Cost: $75. per week, $63.75 Members Where does a possum family go on vacation? Are six heads better than one? Your imagination has the answer! Create comics, and characters inspired by work in the Museum collection in this visual narrative camp.
REGISTER HERE!
Week 3: Design Escape June 15-19, 2020 Ages: 4-5 years of age Cost: $75. per week, $63.75 Members Imagine the landscapes of the future, and you're one step closer to making it a reality! How does your dream world look? Where would you play? Learn perspective, composition, foreshortening to design your fantasy world.
REGISTER HERE!
WEEK 5: Museum School Summer Camp is closed June 29-July 3 Week 4: Permission to Stare June 22-26, 2020 Ages: 4-5 years of age Cost: $75. per week, $63.75 Members Close observation of animals, people, places, and things will be the focus to learn about traditional genres. Students will create drawings and paintings using the techniques of the Impressionist masters on view at the Museum.
REGISTER HERE!
Week 5: Art + STEM = Amazing July 6-10, 2020 Ages: 4-5 years of age Cost: $75. per week, $63.75 Members Infuse art into science, technology, engineering, and math in this multi-media camp. Move full STEAM ahead and explore photographic techniques, geometric design, and color theory inspired by art in the Museum.
REGISTER HERE!
Week 7: The Ordinary is Extraordinary July 20-24, 2020 Ages: 4-5 years of age Cost: $75. per week, $63.75 Members See how everyday objects can be used for creative expression in this week of multi-media making. Manipulate ordinary materials to print, collage, and construct original works of art. You’ll realize anything can be made amazing when paired with your imagination!
REGISTER HERE!
Week 8: Pattern Happy July 27-31, 2020 Ages: 4-5 years of age Cost: $75. per week, $63.75 Members Polka dots and stripes make the world go-round in this camp of endless combinations. We'll learn how to make patterns and tessellations using colors, shapes, and lines of all kinds with paper, felt, markers, and more.
REGISTER HERE!
Meet our Museum School Teaching Artists! Participate in Family Programs throughout the year. Become a member and save 15% on Museum School programs.JOIN!
Questions? Contact Victoria Meek at vmeek@msmuseumart.org or 601.965.9912.

Studio Session

Monday, June 1, 2020 - Friday, July 31

1 - 4 PM

Ages: 13-17 years of age

THE MUSEUM SCHOOL 2020 SUMMER CAMP Studio SessionThis intensive half-day course designed for high school students will focus on improving fundamental skills and techniques through portfolio development. Each week students will learn about new art forms and materials from professional studio artists.

Week 1: My World, My Voice June 8-12, 2020 Ages: 13-17 years of age Cost: $200. per week, $170. Members Do you care about something big or small? The world needs to know! Take action for your cause using art forms like book arts, printmaking, and fiber arts that will become zines, posters, pins, and patches

REGISTER HERE!


Week 2: Inner Vision June 8-12, 2020 Ages: 13-17years of age Cost: $75. per week, $63.75 Members Where does a possum family go on vacation? Are six heads better than one? Your imagination has the answer! Create comics, and characters inspired by work in the Museum collection in this visual narrative camp.
REGISTER HERE!
Week 3: Design Escape June 15-19, 2020 Ages: 13-17 years of age Cost: $200. per week, $170. Members Imagine the landscapes of the future, and you're one step closer to making it a reality! How does your dream world look? Where would you play? Learn perspective, composition, foreshortening to design your fantasy world.
REGISTER HERE!
WEEK 5: Museum School Summer Camp is closed June 29-July 3 Week 4: Permission to Stare June 22-26, 2020 Ages: 13-17years of age Cost: $200. per week, $170. Members Close observation of animals, people, places, and things will be the focus to learn about traditional genres. Students will create drawings and paintings using the techniques of the Impressionist masters on view at the Museum.
REGISTER HERE!
Week 5: Art + STEM = Amazing July 6-10, 2020 Ages: 13-17 years of age Cost: $200. per week, $170. Members Infuse art into science, technology, engineering, and math in this multi-media camp. Move full STEAM ahead and explore photographic techniques, geometric design, and color theory inspired by art in the Museum.
REGISTER HERE!
Week 6: Sew Much Fun with Fibers July 20-24, 2020 Ages: 6-12 years of age Cost: $200. per week, $170. Members Explore what's possible with fabric, yarn, and string in this fiber-based camp. We'll embroider, weave, and sew art that can be worn…or not!
The Ordinary is Extraordinary July 20-24, 2020 Ages: 6-12 years of age Cost: $200. per week, $170. Members See how everyday objects can be used for creative expression in this week of multi-media making. Manipulate ordinary materials to print, collage, and construct original works of art. You’ll realize anything can be made amazing when paired with your imagination!
REGISTER HERE!
Week 8: Pattern Happy July 27-31, 2020 Ages: 13-17 years of age Cost: $200. per week, $170. Members Polka dots and stripes make the world go-round in this camp of endless combinations. We'll learn how to make patterns and tessellations using colors, shapes, and lines of all kinds with paper, felt, markers, and more.
REGISTER HERE!
Meet our Museum School Teaching Artists! Participate in Family Programs throughout the year. Become a member and save 15% on Museum School programs.JOIN!
Questions? Contact Victoria Meek at vmeek@msmuseumart.org or 601.965.9912.

ART PARTY 2020

Friday, June 12, 2020

6:30 PM

Mississippi Museum of Art

In order to be proactive and ensure the health of our Museum staff, Members, and those who support us, we will be postponing our spring benefit. Originally scheduled for April 3, the 2020 ART PARTY will now be held on June 12. Please update your calendars.
ART PARTY 2020 is a fundraising benefit for the Mississippi Museum of Art celebrating the opening night of the 17th presentation in the Annie Laurie Swaim Hearin Memorial Exhibition Series:
"VAN GOGH, MONET, DEGAS AND THEIR TIMES The Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts."
Cocktails & heavy hors d'oeuvres | Auction & Art Promenade | Live Entertainment Black Tie Optional | Complimentary Valet Parking
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS QUESTIONS? Please contact Weatherly Sams at wsams@msmuseumart.org or 601.965.9901
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