Mississippi Museum of Art

Jackson, MS





Resource Library articles and essays honoring the American experience through its art:

Andrew Wyeth: Close Friends (12/20/00)

American Landscapes from the MMA Permanent Collection (6/28/00)

Marie Hull, Home and Abroad: Works from the Mississippi Museum of Art (6/28/00)

The American West: Out of Myth, Into Reality (2/19/00)

Caroline Compton: The River at Vicksburg and Beyond (11/23/99)

Of Home and Family: Art in Nineteenth Century Mississippi (9/99)


The Mississippi Museum of Art, the state's largest art museum, is located at 380 South Lamar Street, Jackson, MS 39201 The Museum says of its collection:

From an initial collection of only several hundred works, the Museum's Permanent Collection has grown to nearly 3,800 pieces with an emphasis on mid-nineteenth and twentieth-century American art. Its holdings of American art include paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and photographs by such notables as Albert Bierstadt, Arthur B. Davies, Robert Henri, George Inness, Georgia O'Keeffe, Thomas Sully, and J. A. M. Whistler. Photographs and works on paper include works by Thomas Hart Benton, Alexander Calder, William Eggleston, Walker Evans, Andy Warhol, and Eudora Welty. Works by Richmond Barthé, John DeAndrea, Malvina Hoffman, and Paul Manship highlight a growing collection of sculpture. Native American baskets and more than 170 Southeast folk art objects, including works by Annie Dennis, Howard Finster, Earl Simmons, Jimmie Lee Sudduth, and Mose Tolliver, are important parts of the Museum's collection.

The Museum's Mississippi Collection includes a comprehensive selection of works by Mississippians, including late-nineteenth century painter G. Ruger Donoho, photographer/writer Eudora Welty, and folk artists Theora Hamblett and Sultan Rogers. The Museum also collects contemporary works by Mississippi natives such as William Dunlap, Sam Gilliam, Randy Hayes, and Valerie Jaudon. And, the Museum holds several large collections of works by Mississippians including Walter Anderson, William Hollingsworth, and Mary Katharine Loyacono McCravey.

Please call the Museum or visit its web site for hours and admission fees.


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