See and Do in JXN: Spring 2021

With COVID-19 safety precautions in mind, Jackson’s attractions and event promoters are welcoming you with a list of exhibits and activities.

From Civil Rights to prohibition, renowned art, shopping and an exhibit of a children’s favorite animated character, the City With Soul is ushering in spring!

“I Am a Man’s” Mississippi focus will include photographs of James Meredith’s integration of the University of Mississippi in 1962, events surrounding the murder of Vernon Dahmer in 1966, and the Poor People’s Campaign in 1968. Image: Dr. Doris Derby

I AM A MAN: Civil Rights Photographs in the American South, 1960–1970 – Two Mississippi Museums

Featuring a wide range of images that captured key events of the Civil Rights Movement across the South, the Two Mississippi Museums‘ exhibition and takes its name from a slogan featured on protest signs carried by sanitation workers on strike in Memphis.

I AM A MAN‘s Mississippi focus will include photographs of James Meredith’s integration of the University of Mississippi in 1962, events surrounding the murder of Vernon Dahmer in 1966, and the Poor People’s Campaign in 1968. The exhibit will run through August 21, 2021. 

Mississippi Distilled: Prohibition, Piety & Politics – Two Mississippi Museums

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History presents Mississippi Distilled: Prohibition, Piety, and Politics, an immersive exhibition exploring the state’s tumultuous relationship with alcohol from the colonial period to today, on view through June 26, 2021.

Fascinating artifacts, enticing stories, and surprising images from prehistory to Prohibition take visitors on a journey that begins with ancient alcohols and the science of spirits through the social problems that led to the temperance movement.

Sunflowers and Squash, 1944, Oil on canvas. Image: Dusti Bongé Art Foundation

Dusti Bonge – Mississippi Museum of Art

The Mississippi Museum of Art  Piercing the Inner Wall: The Art of Dusti Bongé, an expansive survey revealing the full range of pioneering Biloxi, Mississippi artist, Dusti Bongé.

On view from February 26 until May 23, 2021, the exhibition comprises 65 paintings, 29 works on paper, and three sculptures drawn from private loans and public institutions including works from the Museum’s own collection.

Vintage Market Days – Mississippi Coliseum

Vintage Market Days® – Friday, April 23 – Sunday, April 24 – is an upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more. 

Based on Disney Junior’s award-winning series, Doc McStuffins, the exhibit runs through September 6. Image: MCM

Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit – Mississippi Children’s Museum

Experience the first children’s museum exhibit – May 29 – September 6 at the Mississippi Children’s Museum– based on Disney Junior’s award-winning series, Doc McStuffins, with magical storytelling as you help Doc and her friends in the new McStuffins Toy Hospital. Through imaginative play and hands-on activities, learn life-lessons about wellness. Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit is produced by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and presented by Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. Disney Character live appearances are not part of the exhibit (©Disney).

We strongly encourage you to follow COVID-19 guidelines set forth by the City of Jackson (facial coverings ARE required in the city of Jackson along with social distancing and crowd size limits). See City guidelines here. Stay informed of additional public health guidance on the state level, too.

All events listed are subject to change and are not sponsored or hosted by My City or our parent company, Visit Jackson.