380 South Lamar Street
Jackson, MS 39201

601.960.1515

New Museum Hours

Tuesday - Thursday

11 AM - 7 PM

Friday - Sunday

10 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

Makers in Their Spaces | Noah Saterstrom

Saturday, July 11, 2020

noon

Video Online Release

Makers in Their Spaces is an online program from the Mississippi Museum of Art in which the Museum is connected with a maker to learn more about their practice and how they are drawing inspiration from their space (whether that be physical, emotional, social, or otherwise) during this time. We are so excited to feature Noah Saterstrom, an artist whose work is currently on view in the exhibition New Symphony of Time. Discover Saterstrom's, creative process, current projects, and explore his space.

Creative Healing Studio-07-15-20

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

12:30-2:00 PM

REGISTRATION REQUIRED, ZOOM

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, July 7, 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

Museum After Hours: Joie de Vivre (Joy of Life)

Thursday, July 16, 2020

6 PM

FACEBOOK LIVE, ZOOM

Belle Époque, the beautiful period, was a time of optimism, peace and prosperity in France after a time of war. The great Paris Exposition of 1878 brought great musicians from around the world to perform in Paris. Café-concerts and cabarets like Le Chat Noir and Moulin Rouge were introduced in the bohemian district of Montmartre. Experience the exhibition Van Gogh, Monet, Degas and Their Times virtually and enjoy music, a signature cocktail demonstration and more from the comfort of your own home. Museum After Hours is supported by Visit Jackson, MS and Downtown Jackson Partners. The monthly performances are generously sponsored by the Greater Jackson Arts Council through its Music First Program.

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

12:30-2:00 PM

REGISTRATION REQUIRED, ZOOM

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, July 21, 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 in Mind

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

1 -2:30 PM

REGISTRATION REQUIRED, ZOOM

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 Victoria Meek, Associate Curator of Studio and Family Programs. 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, July 24. Presented in partnership with The MIND Center at UMMC and generously sponsored by Alzheimer’s Mississippi and Celia Aguzzi Manley with Turn Key Properties.

Art and Coffee

Saturday, August 1, 2020

10 AM

REGISTRATION REQUIRED, ZOOM

Pour yourself a cup of coffee and join us from your own home! The Museum's Center for Art & Public Exchange leads this opportunity to slow down with fellow art lovers. The Center for Art & Public Exchange (CAPE) and its programs are supported by its founding partners: W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Henry Luce Foundation, Southern Poverty Law Center, and Bradley Arant. *For the national holiday, Art & Coffee will not occur in July. This program will return on August 1, 2020.