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.
Since 2017, Bow Bridge has supported MMA’s promotion of its 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; Van Gogh, Monet, Degas and their Time; Leonardo Drew: City in the Grass; Piercing the Inner Wall: The Art of Dusti Bongé; and Batye Saar: Call and Response; A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration; Jamal Cyrus: The End of My Beginning; and Maude Schuyler Clay: Portraits of a Place.