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Mississippi Museum of Art unveils new addition

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The Mississippi Museum of Art is showing off its new addition.

During a special ribbon cutting ceremony, officials unveiled the museum's new art garden. The garden sits on a 1.2 acre park. Access to the garden is free and open to the public.

The new outdoor space includes outdoor terrace dining, native garden beds and fountains. So far, 90% of the garden is paid for. Now, museum fundraiser's are asking the public to help raise the additional 10%.

Mayo Flynt, fundraising chair for the art garden says, "we are asking individuals and businesses to consider a $1,000 gift that can be paid over three years, that's $27 a day to invest in this great space that's behind us and to continue the revitalization of downtown Jackson."

A museum fundraiser called "An Evening In the Garden" begins at 6:00PM Thursday night.

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