Free entry offered to select Mississippi art museums


BILOXI, Mississippi (WLOX) – As part of a collaborative, state-wide effort to welcome visitors to art museums and sculpture gardens, seven of Mississippi’s leading arts institutions will offer admission free during the month of August.

State and out-of-state visitors can experience the art of travel by obtaining free entry to participating art museums across the state.

Two of these museums can be found right here on the Gulf Coast: Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art and Walter Anderson Museum of Art.

“Mississippi has a long and rich history of producing some of the world’s most creative individuals, and for the month of August, people around the world will have the opportunity to view some of this work’s most prestigious collections for free. creative, ”said Sarah Story. , executive director of the Mississippi Arts Commission. “In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, the discounts offered through Mississippi Art Museums Month are meant to inspire people to re-experience art in person and with each other. “

Many art museums and sculpture gardens in the state offer interactive exhibits and experiences for visitors to foster a better understanding of art and artists’ perspectives. From the Gulf Coast to the Mississippi Delta, Art Museum Month Mississippi gives travelers free access to Mississippi’s rich artistic heritage.

For a list of participating museums and to sign up for free admission during Mississippi Art Museums Month, CLICK HERE.

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