MISSISSIPPI, from its very beginnings, has been a land of stories. Creative contributions by artists have articulated for the world the state’s place in American identity. As Mississippi prepares to celebrate its bicentennnial - marking 200 years of statehood on December 10, 2017 - the Mississippi Museum of Art embarks on an unprecedented artistic celebration. This visual journey charts the waters of the state’s dynamic, nuanced, and fertile history. The Museum’s initiatives celebrating Mississippi’s bicentennial explore the full scope of Mississippi art, from works made by indigenous peoples before European arrival to depictions of the Civil War, responses to civil rights, and the emergence of the state’s contemporary artistic voice.

PICTURING MISSISSIPPI, 1817 - 2017;
Land of Plenty, Pain, and Promise

THE ANNIE LAURIE SWAIM HEARIN MEMORIAL EXHIBITION SERIES

DECEMBER 9, 2017 THROUGH JULY 8, 2018

ART ACROSS MISSISSIPPI:

Twelve Exhibitions, Twelve Communities

MAY 2017 THROUGH MAY 2018


The Museum shares art from its collection with venues across the state.

McComb Public Library

A Social Art: Mississippi Art in the Early 20th Century

May 6 - June 16, 2017

Delta State University

​Home and Away: On the Road with Marie Hull

June 8 - July 27, 2017

Charleston Arts Center

Narratives of the Land

June 16 - August 19, 2017

MS Cultural Crossroads, Port Gibson

​Eudora Welty’s Women

August 1 - September 9, 2017

MS State University

​Narratives of the Land

September 1 - October 14, 2017

E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center, Greenville

​More than Meets the Eye: The Art of the Mississippi Blues

September 8 – October 23, 2017

MS Gulf Coast Community College - Gautier

​A Social Art: Mississippi Art in the Early 20th Century

September 15 - October 27, 2017

Union County Heritage Museum, New Albany

​Voices in the Threads: Quilts from the Mississippi Museum of Art

January 2018 - February, 2018

Gumtree Museum of Art, Tupelo

Formal Explorations: Abstract Art from the Permanent Collection

December 2017 - March, 2018

Historic Jefferson College, Natchez

​Southern Gothic: Spiritual Sites and Evocative Spaces in Mississippi Art

Feb 1 - March 15, 2018

Meridian Museum of Art

A Social Art: Mississippi Art in the Early 20th Century

Feb 9 - March 23, 2018

Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, Biloxi

Fine/Folk: Modes of Representation in African American Art

March 12 - May 19, 2018

Membership

Members receive free admission to all exhibitions and much more!

Envision

Create your vision for the state 200 years from now!

Educator Resources

Produced by the Museum and the Mississippi Arts Commission

Bicentennial Events at the Museum

    Stay tuned. More coming soon!