380 South Lamar Street
Jackson, MS 39201

601.960.1515

New Museum Hours

Tuesday - Thursday

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

Art in Mind

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

FREE, registration required Art exploration in the galleries, followed by hands-on engagement in the studio to stimulate observation, recall, and cognition with art therapist Susan Anand. To register, contact Jennifer Knight at 601.496.MIND (option 2) or mindclinic@umc.edu. Presented in partnership with Alzheimer’s Mississippi and generously sponsored by The Mind Center at UMMC

Art in Mind II

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

FREE, registration required Art exploration in the galleries, followed by hands-on engagement in the studio to stimulate observation, recall, and cognition with art therapist Susan Anand. To register, contact Jennifer Knight at 601.496.MIND (option 2) or mindclinic@umc.edu. Presented in partnership with Alzheimer’s Mississippi and generously sponsored by The Mind Center at UMMC

Gallery Talk | Lesley Raybon

Friday, January 24, 2020

11:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Begins in The Museum Foyer

Stitch, zip, button, sparkle! In this gallery talk, Leslie Raybon will share her experience as a costume designer and respond to Nick Cave's collection of soundsuits in Nick Cave: Feat. Lesley Raybon is the Director of Dance Costume at Belhaven University. She was previously the Resident Costume Designer at New Stage Theatre for eight years. During that time she has designed and built hundreds of costumes of various periods and styles. She is also a puppeteer with Puppet Arts Theatre, barista at Starbucks, wife and mother. Nick Cave's human-shaped sculptures—called soundsuits because of the noise made when they move—began as a response to the beating of Rodney King by policemen in Los Angeles more than 25 years ago. As an African-American man, Cave felt particularly vulnerable after the incident, so he formed a type of armor that protected him from profiling by concealing race, gender, and class. Along with broadcasting an increasingly urgent call for equity, Cave wants his art to spark viewers’ imaginations and aspirations.

Guided Tour of New Symphony of Time

Saturday, January 25, 2020

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Begins in The Museum Foyer

FREE

Cape Art & Coffee

Saturday, February 1, 2020

10 - 11:30 AM

The Museum Foyer, Galleries

The Museum’s Center for Art and Public Exchange (CAPE) leads this opportunity to slow down with fellow art lovers in a casual morning learning space. This event is free and open to the public. Coffee is served. This month, our guest will be Cynthia Newhall from the Institute for Modern Slavery at Tougaloo College. 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.

Guided Tour

Saturday, February 1, 2020

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Music in the City | Concoridia Ensemble

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

5:45 - 7 PM

Trustmark Grand Hall

Music in the City is a monthly series presenting live performances of classical and traditional artists. This month, listen to choral music by Concordia Ensemble. This event is free and open to the public.

Look and Learn with Hoot

Friday, February 21, 2020

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

The Museum Foyer & BancorpSouth Classroom

This educational opportunity for children up to 5 years of age and their parents, emphasizes creative play and literacy through a hands-on art activity and story time. This month, join us as we read The Friend Ship by Kat Yeh and illustrated by Chuck Groenink, make new friends, and create a nautical craft. Please dress for mess! This event is free and open to the public.