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State's oldest art gallery going out of business

JACKSON — Bryant Galleries, Mississippi’s oldest commercial art gallery, will be closing its doors after 46 years in the art business and a final weekend “legacy sale.”

“It’s just kind of time for me to quit,” said Doris Allen, whose late husband, Bryant Allen, opened the gallery in Jackson in 1965, and, the following year, one in New Orleans. Bryant Allen died in 2006.

Bryant Galleries had eight locations in metro Jackson over the decades. Its current location is in Flowood.

Allen also is trying to sell the gallery on Royal Street in New Orleans, she said. She closed an additional location on Chartres Street this past summer.


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  1. Medina art lovers please email me….I purchased several Medina’s from Bryant Galleries on Royal years ago and am ready to sell. Gorgeous oils……Sorry to see Bryant Galleries going out. Amazing art…great investment.

  2. Just a little note to inform you of Bryant galleries. I worked there for five years. I love Medina’s work but thought you might like to know that Bryant Galleries went out of business and did not pay their artist. Juan Medina was screwed royally by Bryant and Doris Allen. My husband, Dan Meyer along with Dean Mitchell and most artist who were in the gallery didn’t get paid. I’m sure you are trying to sell the Medina’s due the current economic climate but I thought you should know you paid for painting and Juan Medina didn’t get a dime. Real nice gallery, Doris lives in a million dollar home, her attorneys won’t even answer letters regarding paying us.
    Dan and Debra Meyer

  3. Hello, I am a collector of Oils by Medina. All of them are in his book, selling at a discount you can contact me at cdalvit@aol.com

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