While he was living in Paris, Richard Wright’s novel Native Son was adapted for the screen. At the age of 41, Wright himself decided to play the role of young Bigger Thomas in the 1951 version of the film.
When it comes to arts and entertainment, Mississippi is a land of legends.
And that gave us an idea.
What if we told all their stories together in one place? What if we could showcase the overwhelming impact of Mississippi's creative legacy to locals and visitors alike? What if we help ignite creativity in the artists of the future?
Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience – The MAX, as we call it – showcases Mississippi's global legacy in every area of the arts, honors Mississippi's legends in arts and entertainment, and inspires tomorrow's artists through exhibitions, performances, classes, and events.
July 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Develop friendships, explore new art forms, and learn more about Mississippi artists at the July MAXCreates workshop. Participants will create…
July 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
A Coen Brothers production, O Brother, Where Art Thou? was filmed across the state of Mississippi (D’Lo, Canton, Jackson, Vicksburg,…
July 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Singer/songwriter LaQuinton Holliday is the featured artist for July’s Brown Bag Lunch Concert. Joining LaQuinton is Aa’Keela Hudnall on keyboards….
July 26 - November 5
Mississippi: Lost and Found is a study of the regions of Mississippi from the coastal meadows to the black prairie…