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Meridian Museum of Art (MMA)

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The Meridian Museum of Art (MMA) is located in downtown Meridian, Mississippi (in east central Mississippi) at 628 25th Avenue. The Museum is housed in the historic Old Carnegie Library building (constructed 1912-1913). The Museum is open 11 a. m. - 5 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday, and admission to the Museum is free.

The mission of the Meridian Museum of Art is to promote the visual arts through exhibitions and collections, art education and support of regional artists, and to enhance community life through the celebration of the diverse cultures of the region.

The Museum serves an audience from across the state and region, but primarily from Meridian and Lauderdale County and the surrounding counties: Kemper, Neshoba, Newton, Jasper, and Clarke (in MS), and Sumter and Choctaw (in AL). Major Museum programs include:

? Art Education - Museum School programs include classes for youths and adults, Model Studios, tours, gallery talks, talk-back programs, the Art Library, and support of the education efforts of other organizations. Youth programs include seasonal arts & crafts workshops, a full slate of Summer Classes, youth membership, and exhibits - with accompanying receptions - of children's artwork from local schools and organizations.

? Artist Group - Artists meet monthly for painting sessions, demonstrations, workshops and classes, plein aire painting expeditions, exhibits, and field trips.

? Community Involvement - Programs that support other organizations, promote the Museum, foster involvement in the arts, and allow the MMA to be an active and valuable part of the community

? Exhibitions - Excitingly diverse exhibits that feature the finest artists in Mississippi and Alabama in solo and group shows, invitational exhibits, and the Bi-State and People's Choice Competitions. Exhibits are designed to support and promote the artists of our region while also entertaining and educating Museum visitors.

? Outreach - Support of the art programs of schools and other organizations, area economic development efforts, participation in community events, and "satellite exhibits" that take Museum artwork "on the road"

? Permanent Collection - Focusing on collecting and displaying the work of renowned regional and Mississippi artists

? Special Events & Membership Programs - Including the Members Shows, Black History Month Program, Patron's Party, Martinis at the Museum, the Art Auction, and Membership Gala.

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Hours of Operation:
Wed11:00 AM5:00 PM
Thr11:00 AM5:00 PM
Fri11:00 AM5:00 PM
Sat11:00 AM5:00 PM
Notes: None Listed


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