This is really a must see in the heart of the city because it has so much to offer. Right now there is an exhibition of Old Masters to Monet, Three Centuries of French Painting, not to be missed, it will be here until 9/8/13. Pick up a complimentary visitor's guide on your way in, or family guide if with children, audio is also available through your cell phone, just ask. There are two major on loan exhibits a year (for which there is a nominal fee), but there is so much more to see (for free): works in all mediums in many galleries, depictions of Mississippi past, present and likely future artists of note. There are inter-active corners and welcome seating scattered throughout. The building's architectural lines are clean and wherever you look, there is something interesting to catch your eye, and that includes the lobby, the cafe, the gift shop, and that fabulous outdoor garden and fountain area. If you live in the vicinity, there are many opportunities to enjoy lectures, movies, concerts and music of all kinds indoors and out, almost all of which are free to the public. Of course food and drink are always available for purchase. We all have our favorites in my family: my husband loves the pre-Columbian artifacts, I love to sit in one gallery, and then the next, taking my time and discovering something different every time I go, and also the monthly Music in the City programs which I attend with friends, my grandkids love the splashpad fountains outside (of course), and they love the lighting of the Bethlehem tree festivities which we attend every December. If I sound like a commercial, good, I hope I'm an effective one, because this museum has so much to offer the community at large, I can't fit it all in this review space. Go online and see for yourself.
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