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Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson

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Located in the state Capital of Jackson, 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. The Museum boasts an impressive permanent collection of more than 5,000 works of art, in addition to hosting world-class traveling exhibitions. The Mississippi Story, a free ongoing exhibition comprised of more than 200 objects from the Museum’s permanent collection, offers Mississippians and visitors alike the opportunity to explore the remarkable history of visual arts in the Magnolia State. In addition to fulfilling its mission of “engaging Mississippians in the visual arts,” the Museum also offers unique dining and shopping experiences at The Palette Café by Viking and in The Museum Store.

The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art, a 1.2 acre public green space, breaks down barriers between the neighboring arts organizations and serves as the nexus of a cultural district that empowers creativity, expression, and synergy in the arts community. The Art Garden features a welcoming lawn, seasonal foliage, native garden beds, permanent art installations, soothing fountains, and outdoor terrace dining. This versatile, open, outdoor space is open to the public from 10AM – 5PM daily. In 2010, the Museum received the National Medal for Museum Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency.

The Palette Café by Viking is open Tuesday through Saturday.

Lunch served 11 am - 2 pm.

Closed Sunday, and Monday.

Café phone number: 601-965-9900
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  • So much fun. We were able to take our time and the back story on all the art was worth it. The free portion is nice, but dont be afraid to splurge on the featured art.  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • The Art Museum is a great place to explore and enjoy exhibits and art work . But I really enjoy the level of service they offer for groups or individuals who choose to rent spaces for special events. It is absolutely awesome and they offer a variety of menus for every occasion. The fees and prices are easy to view on their website. Menu options and request are made after contacting the Museum by phone or email probably.
  • Very beautiful place! The grounds are extremely well maintained where there's a lovely garden with a walking path throughout, the exterior is very nicely architected, and the whole thing just gives an air of beauty and tranquility. And I haven't even toured the museum yet! I've only gone there for events on the lawn and Art After Hours on every third Thursday of every month.

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