Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson
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.Add Mississippi Museum of Art to your Jackson travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Jackson itinerary planning app .
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
Mississippi Museum of Art Reviews
Went here with my family. Had nice exibits and it was FREE. While not big. It was a pleasent visit. Really enjoyed the gardens and outdoor areas. Kids enjoyed the interactive area for children. more »
We were there for the annual student art exhibit which filled several galleries. The curators had everything displayed professionally, highlighting these TALENTED students' work! We love that special ... more »
It was spacious and well organized. I loved the quilt exhibit based on slavery times--very bold. Also featured was a MS born native American artist that was very interesting. Depending on your level of interest you can probably make it through thi exhibit in about an hour.
I very much enjoyed my visit. The staff was very kind and helpful. While they are a smaller museum they have several interactive sections for guests which I can see would be very helpful for those with children. They had great parking. They also had beautiful gardens and the museum had a few tables set aside, in the cafe, for those who wished to draw.
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