Miss. museum features Western American art exhibit

JACKSON, Miss. -- The Mississippi Museum of Art is featuring a major exhibition of Western American art through June 6.

"The American West: Out of Myth Into Reality" displays the works of American master painters of the 19th century, including Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, Georgia O'Keeffe, Thomas Moran and Albert Bierstadt.

The exhibit traces 100 years of Western American art through more than 120 paintings and sculptures assembled from public and private collections, including the National Gallery of Art, the Library of Congress, the U.S. Department of State, the Buffalo Bill Historical Center and the Gilcrease Museum.

Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, except Tuesdays and Thursdays when the museum remains open until 8 p.m.

Guided tours are given at 1 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Tickets, which include an audioguide, cost $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $5 for students. There is no charge for children under age 6.

Groups of 20 or more with an advance tour reservation receive a 15% discount.

The museum's restaurant offers a Western menu created for the exhibit, as well as catering for special events and groups. Restaurant hours are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays.

All galleries are accessible to the physically disabled, and wheelchairs can be reserved in advance.

The Mississippi Museum of Art
Phone: (877) MMA-WEST or (601) 960-1515

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