Arts & Culture in Mississippi

The Magnolia State has played an integral part in shaping the cultural history of America. Whether you’re interested in the artists that have thrived as a result of such a rich culture or the development and preservation of Mississippi’s historical attractions, there’s an endless amount of things to do and places to see.

The Mississippi Museum of Art was founded in Jackson and it’s dedicated to preserving and displaying artists with its expansive collection of over 4,000 works since it first opened in 1978. There are also areas throughout the Magnolia State that focus on the performing arts and specific aspects of the fine arts. With art galleries dedicated to specific artists, you can experience their mastery in more intimate settings. Some of these galleries and attractions also are located along the Mississippi Blues Trail and the Mississippi Writers Trail.

For more information about Mississippi’s best arts and culture spots, request a tour guide, use our trip planner, check out some of the places to stop, or contact us today to start planning your trip.

Mississippi Museum of Art

Mississippi Museum of Art

Jackson, MS   FEATURED

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Mississippi’s largest art museum has over 4,000 works, including the world’s largest collection by and relating to Mississippians and their diverse heritage. Many works can be seen in the permanent collection, New Symphony of Time. The Art Garden offers Wifi […]

Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art

Biloxi, MS   FEATURED

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The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum Of Art is a non-profit art museum located in Biloxi, Mississippi, dedicated to the ceramics of George E. Ohr, the self-proclaimed “Mad Potter of Biloxi.” The museum’s unique buildings were designed by the noted American architect, Frank […]

Ground Zero Blues Club

Ground Zero Blues Club

Clarksdale, MS   FEATURED

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Local blues bands, Southern eats & booze in down home club co-owned by actor Morgan Freeman. […]

University of Mississippi Museum

University of Mississippi Museum

Oxford, MS   FEATURED

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The University of Mississippi Museum and Historic Houses is a museum and two historic houses owned and operated by the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi. The museum is designed to appeal to both a popular and scholarly audience, with […]

Delta Blues Museum

Clarksdale, MS   FEATURED

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Since its creation, the Delta Blues Museum has preserved, interpreted, and encouraged a deep interest in the story of the blues. Established in 1979 by the Carnegie Public Library Board of Trustees and re-organized as a stand-alone museum in 1999, […]

MS Children's Museum Meridian
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The Mississippi Children’s Museum – Meridian is a state-of-the-art museum focusing on early childhood learning through play. The museum features a variety of permanent and traveling exhibits that fuel young imaginations, plus a variety of workshops and other programs to […]

Ground Zero Blues Club – Biloxi

Biloxi, MS   FEATURED

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Biloxi location of the down-home Delta club co-owned by actor Morgan Freeman, featuring local blues bands, Southern eats & booze. […]

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Landmarked, historic theater presents a variety of film screenings & live productions. Since 1942, the Alamo Theatre has evolved from a western and African-American film establishment to a place that hosted historic artists, such as B.B. King, Nat King Cole […]

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Located north of downtown Vicksburg on old Highway 61, Margaret’s Grocery is a unique vernacular art environment created by Reverend H.D. Dennis. Margaret Rogers Dennis ran the former country store for years. When she met and married Reverend Dennis in […]

Exterior photo of the Saenger Theater in Hattiesburg at night

Saenger Theater

Hattiesburg, MS

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Opened in 1929 as a movie palace, the Historic Saenger Theater is Downtown Hattiesburg’s crown jewel. The Art Deco building underwent an extensive renovation in 2000 and now hosts events throughout the year.  In addition to local dance competitions and […]

Elvis Presley Birthplace
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The most significant landmark of Tupelo’s modern history is a modest, two-room house where the King of Rock & Roll was born on January 8, 1935. From this humble beginning, Elvis Presley began his swift rise to become the world’s […]

Wings on Washington

Vicksburg, MS

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The Wings on Washington Murals Project engages communities by creating powerful artworks that can transform public spaces, promote cultural identities and contribute to economic growth. All murals are created through a local participatory approach. Community groups and/or individuals will work […]