ella sharp museum mission


The Ella Sharp Museum’s annual Art à Loan program celebrates and shares the talents of K-12 student artists throughout Jackson County. At the end of each school year, dedicated area art teachers select student artwork to be professionally framed, exhibited at the Ella Sharp Museum, then rented and displayed in local businesses. In 2021, to further showcase student talent within Jackson County, we’ve partnered with the Jackson District Library’s “Young Poets” Program.


Recent News

Nationally Touring Civil Rights Exhibition Opens November 2021
19 Oct 05:33 pm

Nationally Touring Civil Rights Exhibition Opens November 2021 at Ella Sharp Museum “…we had averted our eyes...

Art à Loan Exhibit Returns to Ella Sharp Museum
4 Oct 12:52 pm

Art à Loan Exhibit Returns to Ella Sharp Museum with New Jackson District Library Partnership The Ella...

Get to Know the Ella Staff – Emma
29 Sep 03:02 pm

  Meet Emma Creamer, our Collections Assistant and newest intern! Having grown up “right down the street”...

Ella Sharp Museum Announces New Executive Director
29 Sep 02:54 pm

  The Ella Sharp Museum Board of Trustees is pleased to name Julie Johnson as the new...

Museums For All

The Ella Sharp Museum is an active member of the Museums For All program. Through Museums for All, those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) can gain free admission to the Ella Sharp Museum. Museums for All helps expand access to museums and also raise public awareness about how museums in the U.S. are reaching their entire communities. More than 500 institutions participate in the initiative, including art museums, children’s museums, science centers, botanical gardens, zoos, history museums, and more. Participating museums are located nationwide, representing 48 states.

Museum Pass

ELLA SHARP MUSEUM PASS now available through the Jackson District Library.

RULES This pass allows for up to three adults and children younger than 18 from one household to access Ella Sharp Museum galleries and house tours free of charge. Patrons are allowed to check out a pass for one week from Jackson District Library, without renewals. Return this pass to the Jackson District Library.