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Jackson, MS 39201


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11 AM - 7 PM

Friday - Sunday

11 AM - 5 PM

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10 AM - 11 AM

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The Art Garden

The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art is a 1.2 acre park located in the heart of Downtown Jackson. The Art Garden is surrounded by Jackson’s foremost cultural organizations, all of which contributed invaluably to its development, and is designed to engage visitors not only with visual art, but with all the arts. The Art Garden features a welcoming lawn, seasonal foliage, native garden beds, permanent art installations, water features, and outdoor terrace dining. This versatile, open, outdoor space is open to the public from daily during daylight hours. The Museum also hosts a variety of free community events—musical performances, food truck festivals, monthly after-hours gatherings, and an outdoor movie series—throughout the year in The Art Garden. Check our events calendar for information about ongoing events.


Like the Museum itself, The Art Garden is an inviting space in which everyone—from the longtime Museum member to the visitor from out-of-town—can engage comfortably with art. Given our proximity to the Jackson Convention Complex, The Art Garden welcomes thousands of first-time visitors to the city. While on break between meetings or events, sample Mississippi’s rich artistic heritage, while strolling, sitting, or sunning in this beautiful public green space in the heart of downtown Jackson.


Since opening in 2007, the Museum has distinguished itself as one of Jackson’s preeminent venues for hosting private events of all scopes and sizes—from the largest gala to the smallest gathering. Our facility rental options include The Art Garden, which is as versatile an outdoor venue as any other. For information about booking your next event, contact the Assistant Director of Facility Sales, Michele McCallum at mmccallum@msmuseumart.org or 601.965.9928.


Grassroots Campaign

The Museum needs your support for The Art Garden. Support at both the individual and corporate levels is greatly appreciated. Individuals or corporations may sign up to support our Grassroots Campaign to complete funding of The Art Garden. Donors are recognized on The Art Garden Glass Wall, designed by Andrew Young of Pearl River Glass Studio. Click here to learn more about the Grassroots Campaign.

Naming Opportunities

Naming opportunities are still available in The Art Garden including the naming of the garden itself, the native plant garden, and several garden rooms. If you are interested in more information about these opportunities, please contact the Museum’s Associate Director for Donor Engagement Kandi Walker at kwalker@msmuseumart.org.

Garden Partners

Individuals can support The Art Garden by joining the Garden Partners. Garden Partners is a support group of the Museum focused on garden-related events, volunteer opportunities, and educational programs. Garden Partners meets multiple times a year to plan events, learn garden-related skills, become acquainted with other, and become more involved in the Museum through The Art Garden. For more information about joining the Garden Partners, please contact the Museum’s Philanthropy and Membership Manager Leslie Kennedy at lkennedy@msmuseumart.org or 601.965.9932.

Local support of The Art Garden is generously provided by BankPlus and the C Spire Foundation.