JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Jackson's Municipal Art Gallery has been listed on the National Historic Register of Historic Places.
Gallery manager Michael Mathews tells reporters that the designation confirms its cultural significance and eases the path for preservation grants.
The Municipal Art Gallery's designation as an official state landmark came in 2008.
The city-owned circa 1868 Greek revival raised cottage functions as a community gallery, displaying its permanent art collection and hosting exhibitions by Mississippi artists and as a meeting spot for civic and cultural organizations.
The gallery was instrumental in the professional careers of Jackson artists such as Karl Wolfe and William Hollingsworth and Eudora Welty, who showed works there in the 1930s and 1940s. It remains a launch pad for local artists.
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