Meridian Museum of Art

Meridian Museum of Art in 2018
Postcard of the museum when it was one of Meridian's Carnegie public libraries

Art museum located at 628 25th Avenue, Meridian, Mississippi.

- Meridian Museum of Art
Meridian Museum of Art in 2018

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Meridian, Mississippi

Seventh largest city in the U.S. state of Mississippi, with a population of 41,148 at the 2010 census and an estimated population in 2018 of 36,347.

Seventh largest city in the U.S. state of Mississippi, with a population of 41,148 at the 2010 census and an estimated population in 2018 of 36,347.

A monument in Rose Hill Cemetery honoring Lewis A. Ragsdale, one of the founders of Meridian.
Union Army General William Tecumseh Sherman fought and won the Battle of Meridian in 1864.
Downtown Meridian in the early 1900s (photo taken near intersection of 22nd Ave and 4th St looking north)
Meridian Union Station in the early 1900s
Looking into downtown Meridian from the 22nd Avenue Bridge in 2008. The Hotel Meridian was later demolished.
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Meridian City Hall after restoration efforts
Meridian City Council ward map
Meridian Museum of Art
The Riley Center, renovated in 2006
Hamasa Shrine Temple Theater
Dentzel Carousel in Highland Park
Upper lake at Bonita Lakes park
Okatibbee Lake
Meridian's Union Station
Highways in Meridian
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Meridian Community College has served the city since 1937
The headquarters of Meridian's only daily newspaper, The Meridian Star

Among the city's many arts organizations and historic buildings are the Riley Center, the Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian Little Theatre, and the Meridian Symphony Orchestra.

First Presbyterian Church of Meridian

Historic church in Meridian, Mississippi, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Historic church in Meridian, Mississippi, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The city currently uses the building to house the Meridian Museum of Art.

Carnegie Branch Library (Meridian, Mississippi)

One of two former Carnegie libraries in the city, both funded by a grant from Andrew Carnegie in 1904.

One of two former Carnegie libraries in the city, both funded by a grant from Andrew Carnegie in 1904.

The other library was built at 25th Ave and 7th St and now houses the Meridian Museum of Art.

List of Mississippi Landmarks

List of Mississippi Landmarks officially nominated by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and approved by each county's chancery clerk.

List of Mississippi Landmarks officially nominated by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and approved by each county's chancery clerk.

Meridian Museum of Art

Meridian's most visible icon, the Threefoot Building, was built in 1929.

History of Meridian, Mississippi

The history of Meridian, Mississippi begins in the early 19th century before European-American settlement.

The history of Meridian, Mississippi begins in the early 19th century before European-American settlement.

Meridian's most visible icon, the Threefoot Building, was built in 1929.
The area which is now Meridian was previously part of the Choctaw Nation.
A monument in Rose Hill Cemetery honoring Lewis A. Ragsdale, one of the founders of Meridian.
Choctaw Native American Jack Amos led rescue efforts to save drowning Confederate soldiers in the Chunky Creek Train Wreck of 1863.
Union General William Tecumseh Sherman
Postcard of downtown Meridian in its "golden age."
Wechsler School, the first brick public school for blacks in the state
Postcard of Meridian's Union Station, built in 1906
One of Meridian's Carnegie libraries is now the Meridian Museum of Art
The doughboy monument, erected after World War I to honor Meridianites lost in battle.
Meridian's Temple Theater
Meridian's Riley Center, renovated in 2006
The Threefoot Building, currently awaiting renovation.
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The city used the library for whites until 1970, when it was renovated and converted into the Meridian Museum of Art.

The Grand Avenue Hotel, built in 1890, was damaged by a tornado on March 2, 1906.

Hotels in Meridian, Mississippi

The numerous historic hotels in Meridian, Mississippi, provide insights into the city's growth and expansion, both in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and into the modern age.

The numerous historic hotels in Meridian, Mississippi, provide insights into the city's growth and expansion, both in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and into the modern age.

The Grand Avenue Hotel, built in 1890, was damaged by a tornado on March 2, 1906.
The Great Southern Hotel was built in 1890 at 6th Street and 23rd Avenue.
Union Hotel in 2008
Lamar Hotel in 2010
E. F. Young Hotel in 2010
The Threefoot Building in 2009, awaiting renovation

These exhibits were eventually moved to the Meridian Museum of Art.

Arnold Doren in 1985

Arnold Doren

American photographer.

American photographer.

Arnold Doren in 1985

Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, Mississippi

Alex M. Loeb, Reality is relative, 1994–1995

Alex M. Loeb

American painter from the state of Mississippi.

American painter from the state of Mississippi.

Alex M. Loeb, Reality is relative, 1994–1995

He served on the boards of the Meridian Museum of Art and the Lauren Rogers Museum.

The University of Virginia, a public university in the United States

Homer Casteel Jr.

American painter, sculptor, writer and teacher.

American painter, sculptor, writer and teacher.

The University of Virginia, a public university in the United States

As a painter and a sculptor, he exhibited his work in the United States and Mexico, including a solo exhibition at the Meridian Museum of Art in November-December 1971.

Alvin Sella

Alvin Sella (c.

Alvin Sella (c.

His work was exhibited widely, including at the Meridian Museum of Art in Meridian, Mississippi in 1974.