What began as a small art association?originally assembled to organize an exhibit of local art?eventually blossomed into a full-scale museum as its art collection grew. Today, works by world-renowned artists share space with masterpieces by Mississippians in a museum committed to making the visual arts more accessible for the community at large.?
The Building: After decades in its original location, the museum was moved to a new space in 2007. A transparent door and entryway enables outsiders to see the visitors inside the space, a play on the museum's mantra to make it a "museum without walls."
Permanent Mainstay: The Mississippi Story celebrates art by Mississippians and includes photos by Eudora Welty, works by William Hollingsworth, and a collection of quilts.
Don't Miss: 19th-century portraits includes works by British artists Thomas Lawrence and Thomas Sully; works by master artists Picasso, Mir?, Chagall, and Rembrandt; as well as a collection of pre-Columbian artifacts.
In the Open Air: Outside the museum, take a stroll through The Art Garden, more than an acre of green space peppered with outdoor art installations and a performance stage.
Past Exhibits: Spacious Skies featured 14 painted or drawn landscapes culled from the permanent collections of such artists as John Sloan, Will Henry Rivers, Elaine Galen, as well as the museum's first painting, William P. Silva's The Shower.
Pro Tip: At the monthly workshop Look and Learn with Hoot, kids develop the skills for art literacy through an art activity and story time.
Special Programs: Almost 30 affiliate museums throughout the state regularly feature artwork from the museum's permanent collection.
Chow down on ribs, slaw and more at Shed BBQ and Blues Joint, a down-home barbecue joint in Gulfport.
Put the diet on pause when you visit Shed BBQ and Blues Joint — there are no low-fat menu items.
Shed BBQ and Blues Joint's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal.
Tots and tykes will be right at home at Shed BBQ and Blues Joint with its kid-approved food and ambience.
Shed BBQ and Blues Joint's happy hour is filled with food and beverage deals.
If dining outdoors is your idea of a good time, you'll love the gorgeous patio seating at Shed BBQ and Blues Joint.
For no extra charge, utilize Shed BBQ and Blues Joint's free wifi.
Shed BBQ and Blues Joint is a local restaurant that accommodates both large and small groups.
Tap your foot to Shed BBQ and Blues Joint's tunes — live performances are often showcased here.
If your Friday or Saturday night plans include a trip to the restaurant, it's best to reserve a table before heading over.
Leave the fancy duds at home — patrons at the restaurant dress informally.
Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Shed BBQ and Blues Joint's tasty dishes at your next party.
Need a night in? Don't miss out on Shed BBQ and Blues Joint's delicious food — you can carry it out to eat at home or have them deliver it straight to you.
For drivers, a nearby lot is available for use.
Meals at Shed BBQ and Blues Joint usually set you back about $30 per diner.
In support of her high-decibel new album, Rihanna kicks off her hotly anticipated LOUD tour with emphatic gusto and a sizzling roster of special guests. Like an art show at a sundae bar, the LOUD tour floods the senses, enchanting audiences with lavishly designed sets, myriad costume changes, move-busting dancers, and Rihanna's songbook of Grammy magnets. Crooner Cee Lo Green augments the songful offerings with his own vocal talents, and Roc Nation rapper and rhythm scientist J. Cole further helps resuscitate ear drums traumatized by the outside world's blaring car horns and shrill howler monkeys.
Keg and Barrel’s grub gurus sizzle up a selection of hearty pub fare, and its tap masters furnish chalices with sudsy selections from onsite Southern Prohibition Brewery and from hop-houses around the country, earning the drink haven a spot as one of Draft Magazine ’s top beer bars in America for 2010 and 2011. While perusing the list brimming with 55 on-tap beers and more than 40 bottled brews, nosh on an order of fried green tomatoes ($7) or chips and homemade salsa ($5). Then move on to more substantial spreads, such as the traditional fish ‘n’ chips ($8) or a selection from the bevy of burgers, seafood, and salads. John Neal’s chicken and waffles, much like a Pop Tart–flavored Hot Pocket, fuses the tastes of breakfast and dinner for a distinctive dining experience ($7), and the Sweet and Smokey sandwich lassos together turkey breast, provolone, and granny-smith apples between cinnamon-raisin bread for a highly inventive take on a traditional deli staple ($8). The knowledgeable staffers provide suggestions for beer pairings, helping patrons to find the perfect complement for any meal, from the wasabi-crusted tuna ($15) to a bag of smuggled-in fruit snacks.
With a stay at Isle Casino Hotel Biloxi in Biloxi, you'll be on the waterfront and minutes from Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum and close to Biloxi Lighthouse. This casino resort is within close proximity of Mardi Gras Museum and Boomtown Casino Biloxi.
Make yourself at home in one of the 709 air-conditioned guestrooms. Your pillowtop bed comes with cotton sheets. Relax and take in ocean and water views from the privacy of your room. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms have makeup/shaving mirrors and complimentary toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. Gambling sorts can try their luck at the casino, while others may prefer a casino or a health club. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and a hair salon.
Satisfy your appetite at the resort's restaurant, which features a bar. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café. While enjoying a refreshing dip in the resort pool, you can order your favorite drink at the poolside bar.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include an Internet point, a computer station, and business services. Planning an event in Biloxi? This resort has 1560 square feet (145 square meters) of space consisting of banquet facilities and a meeting/conference room. Free self parking is available onsite.
Whether you love them dunked in ranch dressing or smothered in barbecue sauce, the wings at Meridian's Buffalo Wild Wings will fit any taste.
Round out your meal with a little tipple — Buffalo Wild Wings has a terrific drink list, including beer, wine, and more.
Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — Buffalo Wild Wings has kid-friendly food and seating.
Head to Buffalo Wild Wings for a happy hour that aims to please.
Open air seating is ready for diners at Buffalo Wild Wings when the weather is warm.
Bring your laptop here and tap into the complimentary wifi.
Score quick and easy seating for your large group at Buffalo Wild Wings.
Show up in sneakers or a suit at Buffalo Wild Wings, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance.
Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.
Bring the Buffalo Wild Wings' great food to your place.
Don't spend time searching for parking — guests are welcome to use the adjoining lot.
If your preferred mode of transit is of the two wheel variety, you're in luck — there's tons of bike parking outside the restaurant.
Expect to spend less than $15 per person at Buffalo Wild Wings.
For a quick and easy payment solution at Buffalo Wild Wings, pay by major credit card.