Mississippi Museum of Art (MMA) is the largest art museum in the state. The Mississippi Art Association, established in 1911, was the precursor to the current Museum, founded in 1978 as a community-supported institution. MMA’s permanent collection includes paintings, photography, multimedia works, and sculpture by Mississippi, American, and international artists. MMA has 31 affiliate museums across the state that benefit from the loan of artworks and traveling exhibitions organized by MMA.
Bow Bridge was engaged in 2017 to support MMA’s promotion of a major exhibition and special installation celebrating the state’s bicentennial; acquisitions and appointments; artists residencies; new initiatives including the Center for Art and Public Exchange and partnership with Tougaloo College, and the Museum generally. Among the exhibitions the firm has promoted: Picturing Mississippi 1817-2017: Land of Plenty, Pain, and Promise; Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer; New Symphony of Time; and Nick Cave: Feat.