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).



Excitingly diverse exhibits that feature the finest artists in Mississippi and Alabama in solo and group shows, invitational exhibits, and the Bi-State Annual Exhibition Competition. Exhibits are designed to support and promote the artists of our region while also entertaining and educating Museum visitors.

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 Groups

Artist Group is not meeting currently, but will return to monthly meetings for painting sessions, demonstrations, workshops and classes, plein aire painting expeditions, exhibits, and field trips in the near future.  Vino and Van Gogh meets each Thursday evening where artists meet to paint, draw, and fellowship. Meridian Museum Art Collective handles visual art projects throughout the city and the county.


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”.

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.

Permanent Collection

Focusing on collecting and displaying the work of renowned regional and Mississippi artists.

Special Events & Membership Programs

Including the Membership Show, Black History Month Program, Patron’s Party, ARTtinis at the Museum,  ART FOR MERIDIAN (Collaboration with the Meridian Council for the Arts) and Holiday Gala.



601-693-1501 or meridianmuseum@bellsouth.net

Find Us

628 25th Avenue
Meridian, MS

Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00AM–4:00PM