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The Arts

Jackson is one of the most historical cities in the South with many museums, cultural activities and historic sites.

Jackson Arts

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Fast facts about the arts in Jackson:

  • In association with Varna, Bulgaria, Tokyo and Moscow, Jackson hosts the world-class USA International Ballet Competition at Thalia Mara Hall.
  • Mississippi is considered the Birthplace of the Blues.
  • The city-center arts complex includes the Mississippi Museum of Art, Thalia Mara Hall and the nation's tenth-largest planetarium.
  • The Mississippi Arts Pavillion is home to the International Commission for Cultural Exchange.

Sources: The City of Jackson and 

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