JSU Art Galleries

Johnson Hall Gallery Department of Art
1400 JR Lynch Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39217
8:30am – 5:00pm

College of Liberal Art Gallery:
Dollye M.E. Robinson Liberal Arts Building
1400 JR Lynch Street
9:00a – 5:00p

JSU Downtown Campus
101 W. Capitol Street
Jackson, MS 39201
9:00a – 5:00p


patrick-kelly-audienceJust in case you missed the Patrick Kelly exhibition, please click the image to see video highlights. 

Gallery1 at JSU collaborated with the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Bill T. Jones & Bjorn Amelan and were gifted 25 pieces from from Patrick Kelly's original collection.  Patrick Kelly is not only from Vicksburg, MS but attended Jackson State University.  We are grateful that we have been able to bring his collection back to Mississippi to share his high-end fashion with students, faculty, and staff at JSU in addition to our community and beyond.  He was certainly ahead of his time. Thanks to Title III, Philadelphia Museum of the Art, and the owners of Patrick Kelly's estate we are now able to educate our community with his fashion legacy and share knowledge of vintage textiles.

The following celebrities have worn his clothing: Naomi Campbell, Madonna, Bette Davis, Princess Diana, Iman, Cicely Tyson, Grace Jones, Tyra Banks, and Isabella Rossellini. His collection was sold in Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomindales, and Henri Bendel.  His work was published in Vogue and Elle.


George Clinton Exhibition:Interview




Video with Chrissy Walter, George Clinton's Publicist(daughter).


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Gallery1 at Jackson State University serves as a cultural meeting place where Art educates and enlightens our students, our community, and beyond. We strive to provide viewers with a multimedia experience when viewing works of Art.  The gallery is equipped with a projector and an Apple computer, which is also a part of the multimedia experience and allows access to research the exhibition. The incorporation of technology is a key component to prepare our students for the global world in the 21st century.  We aim to enhance and support academic life on campus and the community at large. Gallery1 is Mississippi’s premier Art Gallery showcasing works by Artists not only from African descent but also all Artist in our community, nationally, and internationally. The gallery emphasizes the artistic accomplishments of Jackson State University by showcasing works of Art from JSU's diverse collection along with various featured artists with works available for purchase. For more information on works for sale, please stop by or contact at

Gallery1 also serves as a venue for special events, meetings, and performances. We operate at three art galleries; Johnson Hall, The College of Liberal Arts, and JSU's Downtown Campus.  Gallery1 brings enrichment, heritage, culture, and creativity to Jackson State University's campus and surrounding areas.

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Gallery1 is funded in part by the United States Department of Education Title III program.