About Gallery 1
Gallery 1 at Jackson State University is Mississippi’s premier art gallery for the African Diasporic experience from pre-slavery to present day. The gallery emphasizes the educational and historical accomplishments of the University by showcasing its permanent art collection. Gallery 1 also serves as a venue for local and national artists to showcase and sell their artwork. Located at One University Place, on the historic Lynch Street Corridor, Gallery 1 brings heritage, culture, and creativity to the Jackson State University campus and its surrounding areas.
The mission of Gallery 1 is to observe the African-American culture and experience and to educate the Jackson State University community through art expression. It seeks to also motivate a revolution of thought by creating a new dialogue between people of different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. To do so, Gallery 1 must align itself with the purpose of the Black Arts Movement and make art freely accessible to faculty, staff, and students of Jackson State University, alumni, the communities it serve, and beyond.