About The Museum

The Meridian Museum of Art (MMA) is housed in the historic Old Carnegie Library building, which was constructed in 1912-13, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and as a Mississippi Landmark. The Museum seeks to promote and support the art, artists, and art programs of our area and region through art education, exhibitions, collections, collaborations with other organizations, special events, and community involvement. MMA programs are designed to further these goals and to make art accessible to everyone in the community. 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).

Events

Artist Groups (Monthly on Third Saturday @ 9 AM)

Vino and Van Gogh (Weekly on Thursday @ 6 PM)

Youth Seasonal Workshops – Quarterly

Homeschoolers Workshops – Third Fridays

Youth Classes – Summer and After School

Permanent Collection Exhibits

Rotating Exhibits of Mississippi Artists and Fine Craftsmen

 

April 9 – May 29                        

Mouise Richards – A Lifetime of Art

Shelly Graham – Remembering Meridian

Permanent Collection – New Acquisitions 

May 14 – 15                              

Meridian Council for the Arts Threefoot Festival Youth Art Contest and Exhibition 

June – July

Joe Morzuch Best of Show Winner of the 46th Annual Bi-State Art Competion

Joe Morzuch received his MFA in Painting from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2006, and his BFA from Western Illinois University in 2002. Serving as an assistant professor at Mississippi State University, Joe instructions in the disciplines of fine art and painting. Joe is an observational painter working primarily with still lives landscapes, and self-portraits.

June 17                                     

Board of Directors Meeting

June – July

Summer Youth Classes 

July                                          

Meridian Housing Authority Envision Center’s Youth Activities Collaboration with Any Given Child

August 3 – September 24

47th Annual Bi-State Art Competition Exhibition

August 19

Board of Directors Meeting

October – November             

Women’s Art Collective Exhibition

October 21                               

Board of Directors Meeting

December 11                            

Holiday Gala Celebration 

December 11 – January 29, 2022

Membership Exhibition

January 27                               

Annual Membership Meeting

February  – March                               

Black History Month Celebrating Emerging Black Artists and Thomas Eloby’s works from the Permanent Collection 

February 19                              

Delta Nu Zeta of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Annual Black History Month Collaboration with Speakers, Music & Reception 

February 26                              

Art for Meridian Fundraiser (Collaboration with Meridian Council for the Arts)

March 12                                  

Meridian Mardi Gras

March – June                             

Permanent Collection Works

April – May                               

Youth Exhibits in the Weidmann Gallery

April 21                                    

Board of Directors Meeting

May 13 – 14                              

Meridian Council for the Arts Threefoot Festival Youth Art Contest and Exhibition in the Weidmann Gallery

June 16                                     

ARTinis at Museum (Silent Auction of 8x8s by local artists, performance, artist demonstration, and food provided by local restaurants)

June  – July                                      

Summer Youth Classes Ages 4-17

July 15 

Youth Exhibition

 

Find Us

Address
628 25th Avenue
Meridian, MS

Hours
Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00AM–4:00PM