Mississippi Art Museums to Offer Free Admission in August


JACKSON, Mississippi (WLBT) – 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.

Through the “Art Museum Month Mississippi” campaign, state and out-of-state visitors can experience the art of travel by obtaining free admission to participating museums.

Participating institutions include: the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, the Mathews-Sanders Sculpture Garden, the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience, the Mississippi Museum of Art, the Mississippi Delta Museum, the Museum of Ohr-O’Keefe art and the Walter Anderson Art Museum.

“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. “

The state’s art museums display historic Native American artifacts, works by famous Mississippi artists like Walter Anderson and Marie Hull, as well as works by contemporary artists in the state that address today’s issues. hui through their art.

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.

The form to receive a free entry pass to any institution participating in Mississippi Art Museums Month can be found here.

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