Mississippi Museum of Art
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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