We’re sad to see the Art of the Brick® exhibition leave the Ella Sharp Museum. We saw enormous success with the exhibit, welcoming over 6,000 visitors into the museum! Thank you so much for your support!

3 exciting, new exhibits take the place of the Art of the Brick.  You can read about all of them below.

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Michigan Water Color Association, 2016 Juried Exhibition
April 30–June 25

The Michigan Water Color Association will host their 2016 juried exhibition at the Ella Sharp Museum. The exhibit will feature an incredible variety of water-based paintings from top Michigan artists.

Opening Reception: April 30, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Michigan Water Color Association exhibition juror, Bruce Bobick, will speak at 2 p.m.

Accumulated History (3)

Accumulated History: Recent donations to the Ella Sharp Museum permanent collection
May 7–September 10

The Ella Sharp Museum collects to preserve the history and culture of the Jackson area. This summer some of the most recent donations to the collection will be highlighted in the Pyron Gallery. Enjoy learning the stories behind the objects and become more familiar with the museum’s collecting process.


An Eagle’s Eye Perspective of Jackson County
May 7–July 3

This exhibit will celebrate Dale Fisher’s latest book: “Jackson County: Visions of the Eagle.” Many photographs in this exhibit were taken from Dale’s helicopter.

“Although the images in the book are beautiful, when the photographs are enlarged and framed they are spectacular!” states Fisher.
In a career that has spanned more than half a century, Dale Fisher has created photographic images from a unique perspective – from the “Eyes of an Eagle.”


Ella Sharp Museum
3225 4th Street, Jackson, Michigan 49203
517.787.2320 fax 517.787.2933
email: info@ellasharp.org

Museum hours
Tuesday – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday – 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday – Noon – 5:00 PM
Monday – Closed



Adults $5.00
Children 6-17 years old $3.00
Members/ages 5 and under are free

House Tours
Adults $3.00
Children 5-12 years old $3.00
Ages 5 and under are free

Galleries and House Tour
Adults $7.00
Children $5.00
Ages 5 and under are free

Guided tours of Ella Sharp’s 19th century Hillside Farmhouse are at 11 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (Tuesday through Saturday)

Tours are available for groups of 15 or more with two weeks notice!


Cell Block 7 Prison Museum
3455 Cooper Street, Jackson, Michigan 49201
517.787.2320 fax 517.787.2933

Museum hours
Monday,Tuesday – CLOSED
Wednesday – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

General Admission
Self-guided tours
Adults $15.00
Youth 12-17 years old $8.00
Under 12 years Free
Ella Sharp Museum Members, Military Personnel, MDOC Employees & Senior Citizens $10.00

We are proud to participate in the 2015 Blue Star Museums program.

For more information on Cell Block 7, click here.

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