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Ongoing Art and Culture Exhibits and Events

Welcome to the JFP Ongoing Arts and Culture Exhibits Page! Here you'll find art shows, museum exhibits, installations, recurring art events and much more. To be listed on this page, please email events@jacksonfreepress.com.

Click on the exhibit location names for hours and a map.

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Events at Mississippi Children's Museum (2145 Highland Drive). $8, children under 12 months and members free; call 601-981-5469; mississippichildrensmuseum.com.

World at Work Ongoing. The gallery is a showcase of career opportunities, industry and commerce in Mississippi.

Exploring Mississippi Ongoing. The exhibit features a climbing map that shows the state's diversity in geography, natural science, culture, work, history and leisure.

Wild About Reading Ongoing. This gallery exposes visitors to the joy of words and creative expression.

Healthy Fun Ongoing. The gallery contains information about living an active lifestyle and making healthy food choices.

Express Yourself Ongoing. Visitors learn about expressing themselves through the visual and performing arts.

Pop Up Art Saturdays, 2-4 p.m., in the Outside the Lines Studio. Watch arts educator C.C. Allgood make an art project during workshops offered every 30 minutes.

Events at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). Admission varies. Many exhibits are free. Call 601-960-1515; msmuseumart.org.

The Mississippi Story Ongoing, in the Gertrude C. Ford Galleries for the Permanent Collection. The exhibit contains art inspired by the state's history and culture. Featured artists include Walter Anderson, George Ohr, Sam Gilliam, William Dunlap, John McCrady and Richmond Barthé. Free.

Four Freedoms by Mildred Nungester Wolfe Ongoing, in the public corridor. The four-panel mural was inspired by President Franklin Roosevelt’s annual message to Congress in 1941. Free.

Events at Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center (528 Bloom St.). $4.50, $3 seniors (ages 62 and up), $1.50 children under 18; call 601-960-1457; jacksonms.gov.

Permanent Exhibits. Options include "Field to Factory: The Afro-American Migration, 1915-1940," "The History of Smith Robertson School," "Treasures of Africa," "Historic Farish Street District (1910-1970)" and other exhibits related to African-American history.

Africa and Oceania Treasures: The Genevieve McMillan Collection Ongoing, at Tougaloo College (500 W. County Line Road, Tougaloo), in the Bennie G. Thompson Center. The exhibit contains ancient tribal artifacts. Scheduled tours available. Free; call 601-977-7743; email jgilbert@tougaloo.edu.

The Fall of Dixie, Ongoing, at Old Depot Museum (1010 Levee Street, Suite A, Vicksburg). The 250-square-foot diorama with 2300 miniature soldiers depicts the Civil War battle for Vicksburg. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Free; call 601-638-6500; email thegunboat@bellsouth.net.

Farm Families of Mississippi Exhibit Ongoing, at Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum (1150 Lakeland Drive). The exhibit features information about Mississippi agriculture, and includes interactive games and educational videos. $5, $4 seniors, $3 ages 5-18, $1 ages 3-4, children under 3 and members free; call 601-939-5631; mdac.ms.gov.

Images of Mississippi, at Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (100 International Drive), at the East and West Concourses. See photographs from David Adams, Stephen Kirkpatrick, Daphne Nabors and James Patterson. The exhibit is in honor of the airport's 50th anniversary. Free; call 601-939-5631.

The Legacy of Timbuktu: Wonders of the Written Word, at International Museum of Muslim Cultures (Arts Center of Mississippi, 201 E. Pascagoula St.). Ongoing. See ancient manuscripts, videos, interactive media and artifacts. Includes access to the companion exhibit "Islamic Moorish Spain: Its Legacy to Europe and the West." $13, $10 seniors, $7 students with ID, free for ages 0-5 and members; call 601-960-0440; muslimmuseum.org