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

Live@Lunch! | Eric & Polly Stracener

Friday, May 24, 2019

11:30 AM

C Spire Stage in the Art Garden

Experience the perfect pairing of music and cuisine in a beautiful outdoor setting, The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art! Each Friday in May and October, local musicians take to the C Spire Stage to liven up your lunch break. This week, father-daughter duo Eric and Polly Stracener of Madison will perform an eclectic set of popular music, along with originals written by Eric. The duo has has been playing and singing music...

Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

Saturday, May 25, 2019

11 AM

This event is free and open to the public.

Live@Lunch! | Drew McKercher

Friday, May 31, 2019

11:30 AM

C Spire Stage in The Art Garden

Experience the perfect pairing of music and cuisine in a beautiful outdoor setting, The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art! Each Friday in May and October, local musicians take to the C Spire Stage to liven up your lunch break. The final Live@Lunch! this month features Jackson-based musician and artist Drew McKercher. McKercher has been a frontman for bands since the late ’90s, including indie-rock group Roosevelt Noise, duo Ice for Eagles,...

Gallery Talk | Collection Sharing

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. Led by Dr. Redell Hearn, Curator of Art and Civil Rights for the Mississippi Museum of Art and Tougaloo College, "Collection Sharing: An Enduring Resource for Cultural Exchange" will explore the historical significance—and contemporary relevance—of collection sharing, cultural exchange, and...

Art and Coffee | Emily Clark

Saturday, June 1, 2019

10 - 11:30 AM

La Brioche at the Museum and Galleries

Art and Coffee is an opportunity to slow down with fellow art lovers in a casual morning learning space. Join Museum staff and special guests to look at and discuss current and upcoming exhibitions through the lens of how we engage art as a group. Art and Coffee is an opportunity to slow down with fellow art lovers in a casual morning learning space. This month, the Museum welcomes Mississippi Department of Archives and History...

Young Artists: Mixed Media & Movement

Monday, June 3, 2019

9 AM - 4 PM

BancorpSouth Classroom

Ages: 7-10 Teacher: Samantha King Cost: $250 (Members: $212.50) REGISTER HERE Experiment with ceramics, paper, paint, and performance as we learn to tell stories through art. This week, students will find inspiration in artworks on view in the exhibition Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now and create their own works that cast interesting shadows, emphasizing the use of line, shape, and form. On the last day of class, we will showcase our work for parents and caretakers...