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“Limited collection but great bi-centennial exhibit”

Mississippi Museum of Art
Ranked #7 of 59 things to do in Jackson
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 9 April 2018

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.

2  Thank claude_monnier
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

We really enjoyed the Picturing Mississippi art gallery. It was beautiful in every way. It was so well placed, every piece. I would love to keep going back each time the gallery is changed.

It is always a pleasure.

2  Thank Amber L
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

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.

3  Thank Paul H
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

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

2  Thank andyj563
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

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.

3  Thank Patricia C
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