The National Endowment for the Humanities recently gave the Mississippi Museum of Art a $275,000 grant for the reinstallation of the museum's permanent collection, "The Mississippi Story," as well as public programming and publications on the art and stories of Mississippi. The reinstalled permanent collection will open on Saturday, June 29, 2019.
#MMA's permanent collection originally went on display in 2007. It contains more than 5,500 pieces dating from around 1865 to the present day, including paintings, prints, drawings, textiles, photographs, sculptures and multi-media works. Among the featured artists are famous Mississippi natives such as James Tooley Jr., George Ohr, Eudora Welty, Gwendolyn Ann Magee and William R. Hollingsworth, along with artists from outside the state such as Georgia O'Keeffe, Andy Warhol and James McNeil Whistler.
#The museum de-installed "The Mississippi Story" to make space for its bicentennial exhibition, "Picturing Mississippi: Land of Plenty, Pain and Promise," which was on display from Dec. 9, 2017, until July 8, 2018.