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Arts & Museums
For more than three decades, this upscale gallery has represented the finest in Jackson art. Geared toward collectors, Bryant Galleries maintains an enviable inventory of sculpture, paintings and graphic artworks by internationally known talents and promising newcomers from all corners of the globe. Refined without being stuffy, the comfortable atmosphere makes for an enjoyable outing for appreciating some of the best art the area has to offer.
The Mississippi Children's Museum is a fun-filled place for kids. This museum believes that every child should get ample opportunities to create, explore and discover. Five galleries are permanently on display at the museum. Spread over a large 40,000 square foot area, there are a range of activities and workshops aimed at bringing the creative best in kids. The entire layout of the museum is divided into five key initiatives. These include Health and Nutrition, STEM (Science, technology, engineering and math), Literacy, Mississippi Heritage and Cultural Arts. These areas of exhibits provide children an opportunity to understand the key industries of the state and aspects of its heritage, culture and art. Exhibits on display are quite interactive so that kids get to learn in an engaging environment. Group visits and field trips are organized by the museum during the year. Research-oriented and innovative professional development workshops are also conducted.
Over the years, the state of Mississippi has proven itself a fertile breeding ground of athletic talent, and this museum pays tribute to this lineage. Archival footage can be viewed at interactive kiosks, while jerseys, trophies, gear and photos are displayed proudly on the walls. Over 500 recorded interviews and biographies feature home state favorites Jerry Rice, Brett Favre, Archie Manning, Ralph Boston and Dizzy Dean. A charming gift shop allows guests to take home a little bit of Mississippi sports history. Reservations required for tour groups.
To the casual visitor, this may seem like a peculiar attraction, but not when one considers the role that Mississippi's two most significant industries have played in the history and economy of the state. The Agriculture and Forestry Museum features over 40,000 square feet of exhibition space, displaying artifacts, machinery and documents that pay tribute to farmers and lumbermen throughout Mississippi's history. The museum gift shop serves a limited menu of refreshments and offers a variety of unique and educational souvenirs. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 for children ages 6-18, and $.50 for children 3-5.
Come explore "Mississippi's Web of Life" with a visit to this natural science museum. An octagonal skylight dominates the building, and beyond the perimeter of glass walls are replicated habitats of many of Mississippi's indigenous animals. A 100,000-gallon aquarium is home to more than 200 fish, reptiles and amphibians. Take a peak into the swamp, which contains alligators and such, or hike through 300 acres of carefully preserved forest.
Local artists extraordinaire Karl and Mildred Wolfe have long thrilled Jackson with their takes on the area through various artistic mediums. Among the displays, you will find original artwork from the Wolfes, plus limited edition prints, hand-crafted furniture, and hand-carved mirrors.
Mississippi is rich with musical heritage and has produced some of the past century's most celebrated and successful talent. This storied heritage is well-preserved and on full display at this modern museum just north of downtown. Virtually every genre of music is represented—jazz,country,gospel, rock and the king of it all, the Mississippi Delta blues. Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Robert Johnson, Ike and Tina Turner, and the king of Mississippi music, Elvis Presley, are well-documented through films, interviews, recordings and memorabilia.
In an increasingly MTV-friendly world, it is nice to know that the love of fine art still has its place. This refined gallery is well placed among the upscale boutiques and specialty shops of Old Canton Road, and features an impressive collection of fine art. Also providing custom design and an assortment of sale pieces for the home, this store is a haven of traditional culture that has stood the test of time.
Brown's is undoubtedly one of the most popular art galleries of Mississippi. And equally popular picture framing place too. It has a marvelous collection of paintings, sculptures and fascinating crafts. The best thing about this place is, it heeds upon its customers' taste to deliver custom-made art works, all according to personal choice! And yes, the gallery assures that quality art-work can be suited to all kinds of budget. So, don't worry if your pocket is not all that deep. Brown's will take care of it, happily!
Contemporary, appealing and posh—that's Josh Hailey Studio Gallery. You must be wondering why this place has both, 'Studio' and 'Gallery' under its banner. This holds because it serves both as a photography studio and as an art gallery. Well, the purpose keeps alternating according to the exhibitions. And, yes, this place is known for 'Framing' too. The eclectic mix of portfolio is a splendid attraction here. Amazing photographs, intriguing art works and impressive paintings make this place a never-to-miss attraction.
Well-known gallery owner Mike Nunnery likes what he does for a living, and it shows in the way he picks his gallery artists. Spirited and friendly works by many of Jackson's favorite local artists show up here. Much of the work is very affordable. In warm weather be sure to take a quick peek at Mike's own artwork, which is his rambling flower garden out back.
Thought to be the oldest standing house in Jackson, this handsome residence was built by James Hervey Boyd, Jackson's three-time mayor during the 1850s. Now owned by the National Society of Colonial Dames of America, the museum is furnished with period furniture throughout, including a sofa from Abraham Lincoln's law office in Springfield, Illinois.