This project was inspired by When Modern Was Contemporary, our 2016 exhibition of modern art by more than 50 of the 20th century’s most influential artists, like Pollock and Rothko and Calder and O’Keeffe. These artists were legendary because of the risks they took; the new ways of thinking and making that they ushered into the world. In short, they dared to differ. We ventured across Mississippi to find the stories of Mississippi's own "modern" thinkers and doers who dare to differ. Explore the map and visit the sites. Join us in pushing the state forward – just like the artists did – into the future that awaits. Though the exhibition is over, this archive of Mississippi voices will remain preserved.

Explore Modern Mississippi

Our modern definition:

mod·ern /'mädern/ (adjective)
bold, different, innovative, trailblazing,
fresh, new, edgy

Mapping a Modern Mississippi is a project of the Mississippi Museum of Art, presented in partnership with Visit Mississippi.

Stories from a Modern Mississippi

Jarita Frazier-King | Mapping a Modern MS

Jesse Houston | Mapping a Modern MS

Jeff Good | Mapping a Modern MS

Donna Ladd | Mapping a Modern MS

Martha Whitney Butler | Mapping a Modern Mississippi

Carlyn Hicks | Mapping a Modern Mississippi

Tim and Barbara Alamsha | Mapping a Modern Mississippi

Andrea Saffle | Mapping a Modern MS

Matt Stebly | Mapping a Modern MS

Adam Elliot | Mapping a Modern MS

Emily Curry | Mapping a Modern MS

Dickie Scruggs | Mapping a Modern MS

Erica McDaniel | Mapping a Modern MS

Miranda Grieder | Mapping a Modern MS

Julie Kuklinsky | Mapping a Modern MS

Mark and Madison Talley | Mapping a Modern MS

Gulf Coast Community Design Studio | Mapping a Modern MS

Carmen Lugo | Mapping a Modern MS

Jeff Clark | Mapping a Modern MS

Ann Madden and Sandy Maggio | Mapping a Modern MS

Greg Slotsky | Mapping a Modern MS

Don Jacobs & Shaw Furlow | Mapping a Modern MS

Keith Wooten | Mapping a Modern MS

Kat Fitzpatrick | Mapping a Modern MS

Kandice Gunning | Mapping a Modern MS

Alicen Wonderland and Julie Ragusa | Mapping a Modern MS

Brian Wilemon | Mapping a Modern MS

Allison and John Anderson | Mapping a Modern MS

Grace and Christian Birch | Mapping a Modern MS

Rebekah Wilke | Mapping a Modern MS

Sarah Newton | Mapping a Modern MS

Ron Feder | Mapping a Modern MS

Toby Barker | Mapping a Modern MS

Matthew McLaughlin | Mapping a Modern MS

Lance Harris | Mapping a Modern MS

Robert St. John | Mapping a Modern MS

Phil Orton | Mapping a Modern MS

Nkrumah Frazier | Mapping a Modern MS

Amy Chasteen Miller I Mapping A Modern Mississippi

Keenon Walker | Mapping a Modern MS

Courtney Chunn and Jaime Ray | Mapping a Modern MS

Brian and Sarah Halliwell Carver | Mapping a Modern MS

Jacqueline Lee | Mapping a Modern MS

Mark Klinedinst | Mapping a Modern MS

Turry Flucker | Mapping a Modern MS

Brad Franklin | Mapping a Modern MS

Rebecca Chandler | Mapping a Modern MS

Darren Schwindaman | Mapping a Modern MS

Chockwe Lumumba | Mapping a Modern MS

Mary Ann O’Gorman | Mapping a Modern MS

Jessie Zener | Mapping a Modern MS

Cliff Kirkland | Mapping a Modern MS

Vicki Applewhite | Mapping a Modern MS

Suzanne Hirsch | Mapping a Modern MS

Cindy Ayers | Mapping a Modern MS

Big City Art. Southern Hospitality

Joe Stradinger | Mapping a Modern MS

Roy Windham | Mapping a Modern MS

Phillip Rollins aka DJ Young Venom | Mapping a Modern MS

Carey Varnado | Mapping a Modern MS

David Banner | Mapping a Modern MS

Tammy Santos Brewer | Mapping a Modern MS

Silver Lining Software | Mapping a Modern MS

John Lynch & Kim Sessums | Mapping a Modern MS

Terry Pappas | Mapping a Modern MS

Kelly Walters | Mapping a Modern MS

Katie Nations | Mapping a Modern MS

Betty’s Eat Shop | Mapping a Modern MS

Brookhaven Little Theatre | Mapping a Modern MS

Christopher Streetman | Mapping a Modern MS

Jenna Aldridge | Mapping a Modern MS

Henry McKnight AKA Big Hen | Mapping a Modern MS

The Caboose Restaurant | Mapping a Modern MS

Tourology | Mapping a Modern MS

Old South Winery | Mapping a Modern MS

Jean-Luc Charboneau | Mapping a Modern MS

Dub Rogers | Mapping a Modern MS

Natchez Brewing Co. | Mapping a Modern MS

Darrell White | Mapping a Modern MS

Mark Brockway | Mapping a Modern MS

Lee Sturdivant Carby | Mapping a Modern MS

Modern Chat - Offbeat

Jeremy Houston | Mapping a Modern MS

Prudence Owens McGee | Mapping a Modern MS

Aallyah Wright | Mapping a Modern MS

Fern Crossley | Mapping a Modern MS

Ramona Bernard | Mapping a Modern MS

Nicolas Trepanier | Mapping a Modern MS

Mr. Sipp | Mapping a Modern MS

Grapevine Pollock | Old South Winery

Cindy Aune | Mapping a Modern MS

Mississippi Museum of Art Annette Trefzer | Mapping a Modern MS

Bill LaForge | Delta State - Mapping a Modern MS

Kagan Coughlin | Mapping a Modern MS

Marcus Smith | Mapping a Modern MS

Robin Whitfield, Artist/Naturalist | Mapping a Modern MS

Glenda Gordon | Mapping a Modern MS

Katrina and Isabella Kinder | Mapping a Modern MS

Lee Taylor | Hot Rod Artist - Mapping a Modern MS

Modern Chat - Katy Simpson Smith