Finding Art Everywhere: JXN Guide to the Picasso Art Exhibition

Headed to the upcoming Picasso exhibition – Picasso Landscapes: Out of Bounds – at the Mississippi Museum of Art?

Be sure to check out and be inspired by Jackson’s art and creative scene while you’re in town.

a village of villas in pink and gold with greenery around painted by Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, active in France, 1881–1973), The Village of Vauvenargues, Vauvenargues, April 29–30th, 1959, oil on canvas, Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte, Madrid
Credit: © 2023 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society, (ARS), New York, Courtesy American Federation of Arts

See Picasso’s Landscapes

From November 11, 2023, to March 3, 2024, the Mississippi Museum of Art (MMA) proudly commemorates the 50th anniversary of Pablo Picasso's passing with a groundbreaking exhibition, "Picasso Landscapes: Out of Bounds." This remarkable showcase marks the first-ever solo exhibition of Picasso's oeuvre in the state of Mississippi. Delving into Picasso's revolutionary approach to landscape painting, the exhibit reveals how he harnessed landscapes throughout his artistic journey, from his early days in art school to the year preceding his death. Displaying twenty-seven paintings and sculptures that span his seventy-five-year career, along with captivating historical film clips and photographs, MMA's presentation offers a comprehensive perspective on Picasso's profound relationship with the world of landscape art. Make sure to stop into the Mississippi Museum of Art Store to take home a Picasso of your own.

Invest In Local & Regional Artwork

Galleries like Brown's Fine Art & Framing, View Gallery, and Fondren Art Gallery & Framing are your gateways to an array of beautiful artworks from around the state and region. Wolfe Fine Art Studio is a local staple with unique pottery creations, ideal for gifts or meaningful mementos. And for those looking for unique comic and figurine art, OffBeat has meticulously curated collections from around the world.

Eat, Sleep, and Be Inspired

Whether you’re an overnight guest or looking for a way to extend your arts-themed afternoon, head to The Westin Jackson – located right next to MMA – to grab a drink at Estelle Southern Table and take a walk through their gallery of Mississippi artists, featuring one-of-a-kind works from William Goodman, Charley Buckley, and more.

Check Out Local Street Art

Embark on a self-guided tour of Jackson’s 100+ works of public art with our interactive Public Art Map. Across from the Two Mississippi museums, view larger-than-life portraits of Mississippi greats in Reshonda Perryman’s "JXN Icons,” and check out the state’s longest mural – “A Journey Through Jackson” – by Gavin Bird, nestled near the picturesque Belhaven Heights Park on the Museum Trail.

Pick Up An Art Coffee Table Book

Want to bring Picasso’s works home with you? Explore Lemuria Book’s vast selection of art reads at their location in Banner Hall, or go on a treasure hunt to find hidden gems at The Book Rack in Canton Mart Square.

Anne Marie Hanna


Anne Marie Hanna

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