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Mississippi Museum of Art

Check out a fantastic collection of American art and diverse touring exhibitions of local and international artists at this light-filled downtown museum.

The Mississippi Museum of Art houses an extensive collection of notable American artworks, with a focus on Mississippian cultural heritage. You can also see a collection of works by European masters, magnificent traditional Mississippi quilts and Pre-Columbian ceramics. Catch a touring exhibition and see works by local and international contemporary artists.

Stroll across the museum’s brightly colored terrace, admiring its water fountain and tiled patterns. The elegantly designed entryway and lobby are filled with natural light that pours in from the large glass windows. Grab a pamphlet from the lobby and find out what’s showing at the museum’s temporary exhibition halls and which parts of the museum’s collection are currently on display.

From the museum’s permanent collection, you might see paintings by American painters George Inness and Georgia O’Keeffe. Among the museum’s photography and print collections, there are works by William Eggleston, Walker Evans, Cindy Sherman and Andy Warhol.

Check out Mississippi’s local talent at The Mississippi Story collection. This collection highlights artworks from the state’s rich cultural history, including paintings, photographs, prints, works on paper and quilts, as well as work by up-and-coming contemporary artists. See impressionist prints by Marc Chagall and Pablo Picasso and a notable collection of ceramics.

The museum regularly shows touring exhibitions of solo and group exhibitions by a range of artists. There are also workshops, artist talks and special classes held throughout the year. In the warmer months, catch an open-air cinema screening in the museums Art Garden. Be sure to check the museum’s website or call ahead to find out what is on the program. Take a break at the museum’s on-site café or pack a picnic to enjoy on the museum grounds.

The Mississippi Museum of Art is located in downtown Jackson. Entrance to the museum is free, however, some exhibitions and events may incur admission fees. The museum is closed on Mondays and Sunday mornings. Park on the street or in nearby parking lots. The museum is conveniently located nearby several city attractions, including the Mississippi Governor’s Mansion and the Jackson Convention Complex.


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The Westin Jackson $143
The Westin Jackson

The Westin Jackson

407 South Congress Street, Jackson, MS
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Downtown Jackson, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mississippi Governor's Mansion and Jackson Convention Complex. Mississippi Coliseum and Jackson State University (JSU) are also within 3 mi (5 km). Jackson Station is 13 minutes by foot.

    Hilton Garden Inn Jackson Downtown $93
    Hilton Garden Inn Jackson Downtown

    Hilton Garden Inn Jackson Downtown

    235 W Capitol St, Jackson, MS
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Downtown Jackson, this historic hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Russell C Davis Planetarium and Jackson Convention Complex. Mississippi Coliseum and Jackson State University (JSU) are also within 2 mi (3 km). Jackson Station is only a 2-minute walk.

      Jackson Downtown Convention Center Hotel
      Jackson Downtown Convention Center Hotel

      Jackson Downtown Convention Center Hotel

      200 East Amite Street, Jackson, MS
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Downtown Jackson, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Mississippi Governor's Mansion and Russell C Davis Planetarium. Jackson Convention Complex and Mississippi Museum of Art are also within 10 minutes. Jackson Station is 8 minutes by foot.

        OYO Hotel Jackson MS Downtown $69
        OYO Hotel Jackson MS Downtown

        OYO Hotel Jackson MS Downtown

        209 S Gallatin St, Jackson, MS
           
          2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Jackson, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Russell C Davis Planetarium, Jackson Convention Complex, and Jackson State University (JSU). Mississippi Coliseum is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) away. Jackson Station is only a 4-minute walk.

          Hampton Inn & Suites Jackson-Coliseum $84
          Hampton Inn & Suites Jackson-Coliseum

          Hampton Inn & Suites Jackson-Coliseum

          320 Greymont Avenue, Jackson, MS
             
            2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Jackson, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Old Capitol Museum, Mississippi Coliseum, and Jackson Convention Complex. Jackson State University (JSU) is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) away. Jackson Station is 18 minutes by foot.

            Holiday Inn Express & Suites Jackson Downtown - Coliseum $94
            Holiday Inn Express & Suites Jackson Downtown - Coliseum

            Holiday Inn Express & Suites Jackson Downtown - Coliseum

            310 Greymont Ave, Jackson, MS
               
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in the heart of Jackson, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, Jackson Convention Complex, and Mississippi Coliseum. Jackson State University (JSU) is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) away. Jackson Station is 20 minutes by foot.

              OYO Hotel Jackson Fairgrounds I-55 $55
              OYO Hotel Jackson Fairgrounds I-55

              OYO Hotel Jackson Fairgrounds I-55

              390 Greymont Street, Jackson, MS
                 
                2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Jackson, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Mississippi Trade Mart and Mississippi Coliseum. Jackson Convention Complex and Jackson State University (JSU) are also within 3 mi (5 km). Jackson Station is 28 minutes by foot.

                Old Capitol Inn $145
                Old Capitol Inn

                Old Capitol Inn

                226 North State Street, Jackson, MS
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Downtown Jackson, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Old Capitol Museum, Mississippi Coliseum, and Jackson Convention Complex. Jackson State University (JSU) is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) away. Jackson Station is 16 minutes by foot.