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).

Schedule of Events

ADULT CLASSES & ARTIST GROUPSThird Saturdays @ 9 a.m. WEEKLY on Thursdays @ 6 p.m.

Vino and Van Gogh Thursdays @ 6-8 p.m. for critiques, discussions, and fellowship among artists



AFTER-SCHOOL YOUTH CLASSES, Grades 4-12 Twelve weeks for the fall/winter and winter/spring sessions

ROTATING EXHIBITS of MS/AL Artists and Fine Craftsmen


(1000 pieces to select from, such as European Portraits, Drawings, Paintings, Mixed Media, Photographs, Printmaking, Sculpture, etc. Noted artists included are Jere Allen, Charles Ambrose, Walter Anderson, Jason Baldwin, Sam Barber, Thomas Bardwell, Andrew Bucci, Homer Casteel, Salvador Dali, Robert DeNiro, William Dunlap, Caroline Durieux, Thomas Eloby, Roland Golden, Hamilton Hamilton, William Hollingsworth, Sir Godfrey Kneller, Laurin McCracken, James Michaelopoulos, Milly Moorhead, Jean Marc Nattier, Alice Neel, Edgar Parker, Sir Henry Raeburn, African Collection of Handcrafts, and many others.) 

PAINT-A-LONG (By appointment)

MERIDIAN MUSEUM ART COLLECTIVE Public Art Projects (Don’t hesitate to contact the museum for information).

Season Plein Aire Painting Opportunities TBA

Threefoot Festival Youth Art and Photo Competition and Exhibition April 20, 2024, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Revisiting the 60s and 70s – Selected pieces from the Permanent Collection, February 8 – March 9, 2024

Donate Life Month Exhibition – Featuring works by Gary Chapman, the Sadie Paintings, March 23 – June 8: Opening reception, March 23, 2024- 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

ARTinis at the Museum – June 20, 2024, 6-8 p.m. Silent Auction of 8 x 8 works from museum artists.

Alexa Lee – 49th Annual Bi-State Winner Invitational Exhibition. – July 2 – August 31, 2024, Reception TBA

50th Annual Bi-State Art Competition and Exhibition – September 17 – November 2, 2024, Reception Date TBA

Brent Funderburk –W. L. Giles Distinguished Professor of Art at Mississippi State University  and Watercolorist – November  12 – December 7, 2024, Reception TBA

Holiday Gala – December 14, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Membership Exhibition – December 14 – February 1

Gee’s Bend Quilts and James Conner – February 11 – March 29

Celebrating 50 years of the Bi-State Art Competition and Exhibition – April 8 – August 2025 – Selected pieces from the Permanent Collection and Invited Artists

ARTinis at the Museum – June 19, 2025, 6-8 p.m. Silent Auction of 8 x 8 works from museum artists.

50th Annual Bi-State Art Competition Best of Show Invitational – July – August 2025

51st Annual Bi-State Art Competition and Exhibition – September – October 2025

The Meridian Connection – April – May 2026

Membership Exhibition – December 13 – January 31, 2026

Black History Month Programming – February – March 2026

51st Annual Bi-State Winner Invitational Exhibition – July – August 2026

52nd Annual Bi-State Art Competition and Exhibition – September – October 2026


















Find Us

628 25th Avenue
Meridian, MS

Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00AM–4:00PM