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.

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

McComb Public Library | McComb, MS

​Home and Away: On the Road with Marie Hull

On view February 1 - March 23, 2019

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Narratives of the Land

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

​Eudora Welty’s Women

On view October 8 - November 5, 2018

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​Narratives of the Land

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

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

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Formal Explorations: Abstract Art from the Permanent Collection

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

McComb Public Library | McComb

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

On view October 2018 - November 2018

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

Union County Heritage Museum

Fine/Folk: Modes of Representation in African American Art

On view January 12 - March, 2019

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!