Mississippi Museum of Art
Mississippi Museum of Art
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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The Mississippi Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the state and has been a community-supported institution for more than 100 years. Come enjoy our exhibitions, events, and The Art Garden year round. Admission to the Museum is free, with the exception of some special ticketed exhibitions. Art is the story. Find it here.
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Gene R J
Silver Spring, MD10,080 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
We stopped here to see the free permanent collection that focuses on regional artists. The building was repurposed by architects in 2007 to make a beautiful entry hall followed by extensive galleries that include changing exhibits. We found several outstanding works to include "Execrable Human Traffic" 1789 by George Morland, "Memory Quilt" 1994 by Hystercine Rankin and "When Hope Unborn Had Died" 2004 by Gwendalyn A. Magee, among several others.
Outside, the surrounding 1.2 acre sculpture and flower garden is a wonderful picnic retreat. Great visit.
Written 27 September 2020
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N0rmalee
Bossier City, LA1,016 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
We love to visit art museums when we travel and this one is impressive. The current special exhibit is $13 per person but as retired military, not only did my husband get in free but it applies to family also! The current exhibit is an invitational with art from Mississippi residents. The permanent collection is also good. It’s all on one floor so easy to get around. Free parking, very friendly helpful staff.
Written 28 June 2023
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL8,396 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
We were too late to view the special exhibition at the Mississippi Museum of Art that closed in January featuring 74 masterworks by former French artists of the 19th and 20 centuries, including Degas, Manet, Monet, Picasso, van Gogh, Delacroix, Rousseau and Morisot. But we were more than impressed with what we were able to see. Located at 380 South Lamar Street in Jackson, at the corner of South Lamar and East Pascagoula, the Mississippi Museum of Art was founded in 1978. With a permanent collection that includes paintings by American, Mississippi and British painters as well as photographs, collage artworks and sculptures, it was located in the Arts Center of Mississippi until 2007 when it was moved to his current location, which features a beautiful entry hall, extensive galleries and a 1.2-acre sculpture and flower garden which translates into a wonderful picnic area for visitors. Among the American painters whose artwork is on display are James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Georgia O'Keefe, Robert Henri, Thomas Sully, Reginald Marsh and Jacob Lawrence. Locals embrace the works of several Mississippi and Southern artists, including Eudora Welty, Gaines Ruger Donoho, Ken Marlow, Edgar Parker, Walter Inglis Anderson, Tom Rankin, Birney Imes and George Ohr. Also photography and sculpture by Andy Warhol, Alexander Calder, Mose Tolliver, Sarah Mary Taylor, Reuben Nakian, John Marin, Walker Evans and Elizabeth Catlett. You don't have to be an artist or be knowledgable about art to appreciate it for what it is.
Written 19 April 2021
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Paul H
Bury St. Edmunds, UK696 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
Jackson, the place between Memphis and New Orleans, the home of the Levi and Nissan factory has so so so much more to offer. And here it is. A world class gallery space, beautifully designed and laid out and a complete surprise as it is full to bursting with art of the highest standard.
The collection is insightful and informative and neatly reflects the turbulent and blood soaked past of Mississippi.
I came away moved and disgusted in equal measure as mans inhumanity to man seemingly knows few boundaries, but Mississippi is a resilient State and this is reflected in the investment in this place. And what made my visit perfect was the collection of works from the kids... here is hope and great talent which will hopefully seal Mississippi's future.
Theres a great shop and restaurant onsite too. I will be back!
VERY highly recommended.
Written 13 March 2018
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Patricia
Highlands, NC36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
Bicentennial exhibit of art made by Mississippi artists or in Mississippi. There are two original James Audubon oil paintings. We are accustomed to seeing prints but the oil paintings are fabulous. I've waited decades to see the only know landscape by Audubon. It's owned by the museum in Greenville, SC but not displayed. However, they were kind enough to loan it to the Mississippi exhibit. Many other great artists. And, the exhibit is free. It's a small museum but we stayed 4 hours, which included eating a Mississippi catfish lunch, which included a salad first course, for $10.00.
Written 30 December 2017
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Robert P
Tuscumbia202 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
I was asked to speak as a Chickasaw Indian, dressed as one of 1818, about their collection of pottery from the MS period to contemporary Chickasaw. The audience was private members of the Museum friends and were very interested in my cultural comments. The museum is trying to add American Indian art and my presentation was to interest their patrons. The museum does serve lunch, which to me is required of a major museum such as SI and MOMA.
Written 9 May 2018
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Claude M
Vence, France960 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
We enjoyed the exhibit dedicated to the bi-centennial of the state as well as the King Cotton / Thomas Sayre exhibits. They were well organized in a thematic way with different styles represented, including the topic of slavery, even if painters did not represent it much.

Entrance is free, so no excuse not to go!

The park around the museum is also very nice.

We were able to park on the street, but a parking lot is also available nearby.
Written 8 April 2018
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andyj563
Jackson, Mississippi3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
This museum is so underutilized because the public does not realize what a jewel this community has in its mists.
There are always top notch exhibits
Written 22 January 2018
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jrsmith8
Monroe, Louisiana573 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
Over the last 10 years, My wife and I have now paid our third visit to this museum. This time we were blessed to see a temporary exhibit of the paintings and ceramic figurines of Mildred and Karl Wolfe, a notable Jackson couple in their day.

Their paintings are magnificent and we were very impressed. Their daughter still manages a studio in the Jackson area which makes ceramic bird figurines. In the museum gift shop we bought one of the birds plus a couple of other items.

This is a moderately-sized art museum featuring mainly Mississippi artists which I think you will enjoy a great deal.
Written 22 September 2017
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yolandac114
Jackson7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016
I was invited here by one of my grand babies playmates. This is a wonderful place to attend. I really enjoyed it and look forward to going back. Great staff.
Written 12 June 2017
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