i enjoyed the moment

Another special place in #Jackson, and not too far from Farish Street, is the Mississippi Museum of Art (MMA). This museum is located downtown but if you didn’t know where it was located (on Lamar between Pascagoula and Court Streets), you’d totally miss it. It’s hidden behind the Russell Davis Planetarium and Thalia Mara Hall.

To visit the MMA is a cool museum experience if you like museums (I do). It is situated on a lush lot with a broad plaza, beautiful trees and ferns. Parking is free. Admission, also free.

I visited MMA last November as I needed to take a break from different house projects. Sometimes there is only so much you can accomplish in a day, and sometimes you need a break. I did. I wandered through the museum and my favorite installation, if that is what you would call it, was a board where school children posted their comments. This one struck me with its simple message and heart. I enjoyed the moment. HEART.



Promise me you’ll visit #Mississippi if you never have or just driven through. Promise me this, won’t you?

The reasons are many, but here are three:

  • Do you like beaches? Our Gulf Coast shoreline is sleepy wonderful.
  • Books? Get yourself–right quick as some say here–to Square Books in Oxford. (And get a meal at City Grocery. You won’t be disappointed.)
  • Museums? Jackson, the state capitol, is calling your name. I recently checked out the “Picturing Mississippi” exhibit at the Mississippi Museum of Art and was utterly awed by the quality of the exhibit (it is first rate) and the price (hello, FREE). I am hard pressed to identify a favorite piece of artwork in this exhibit, but this one nears the top. (It might be my top choice. I just need to commit to it.) It is of Miss Welty as she was known locally in Jackson. Exquisite.