Current Exhibits


Lynne A. Loftis Jackson History Gallery

​Jackson's rich past is celebrated and explored in the Lynne A Loftis Jackson History gallery.  See the start of "Jacksonopolis," the community started in 1829. Learn about Jackson's role in manufacturing, the railroad industry, state corrections, and the formation of the Republican party. View products that were made in our city, from Spartan radios, corsets, to automobiles. There's much t...

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Works of Art from the Prison Creative Arts Project

Opening February 11, Works of Art from the Prison Creative Arts Project will be in the Pyron Gallery till May 27. Featuring a selection of prints from 20 years of the Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners, an exhibit organized through the Prison Creative Arts Project.  Join us March 9 at 6:30 p.m. for a conversation with community leaders as they discuss...

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SONS: Seeing the Modern African American Male

How would the Black American male be best described? If the images currently flooding popular media were relied upon he might be described as menacing, comical, volatile, hip, urban, oppressed, or a victim of the legacy of slavery. The image that springs to America’s collective mind when the subject of the African American male is raised is probably not...

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Midwest Sculpture Initiative Art on Display

New outdoor sculptures are on display on the grounds of the Ella Sharp Museum, thanks to the Dawn Foods Foundation, sponsors of this community art.

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Andrews Gallery of Wildlife Art

The Andrews Gallery of Wildlife Art features paintings, wood carvings, taxidermy mounts, bronze sculptures, and prints. The artworks are from the collection of Andy and Sandy Andrews, longtime residents of Jackson and lifetime lovers of art.  Now celebrating its 10th year, the Andrews Gallery is featuring decorative and working decoys, many which have never been shown...

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Never Enough Time Gallery

Featured in the Never Enough Time Gallery are clocks from the collection of James A. Keersmaekers & Souvenir Glassware from local collectors as well as the Ella Sharp Museum permanent collection. Allen Spiess Jr, a local collector, provided funds to construct and furnish the Never Enough Time gallery space. Al is pleased to have the Ella...

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