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May 2019

Make + Take Workshops

May 1, 1:00 pmAugust 31, 3:00 pm

Every Saturday afternoon from 1–3pm we offer half-hour workshops where young visitors can make art projects to take home. Activities are led by a museum educator in our second floor classroom. A parent or caregiver must be present for every two children. The workshops are free with MAX admission.

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Material Pulses: Seven Viewpoints

May 25, 9:00 amAugust 11, 5:00 pm

Material Pulses: Seven Viewpoints,* the next changing exhibit at The MAX, focuses on the art of quilt making, and represents seven fiber artists from around the world. Curated by internationally renowned artist and teacher Nancy Crow, Material Pulses contributes to the dialogue of contemporary textile arts. Says Crow, “Material Pulses is the culmination of my mission to bring back the majesty, strength, and energy of textile works, particularly large quilts.” Mississippi Quiltings is the materialization of talent from right here…

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July 2019

SOLD OUT! Wheel Throwing with Dillan Ladner

July 9, 6:00 pmJuly 30, 8:00 pm

Join us for a fun and relaxing learning experience creating one-of-a-kind pottery on a potterʼs wheel. In this four-week beginner’s ceramics course, learn and practice techniques of throwing and glazing. For ages 16 and up. All materials and open studio time included in the course fee. Tuesdays, July 9–30. Classes limited to six students. Registration required. $85 Members | $100 Non-members | $90 Seniors 65+ Register Here

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Handbuilding with Elizabeth Alexander

July 10, 10:00 amJuly 31, 12:00 pm

Pinch, slab, score, slip, and coil your way to beautiful ceramic pieces in this four-week ceramics course for ages 16 and up. Students will learn a variety of techniques used to build clay pieces by hand. All materials are included in the course fee. Class limited to 10 students. Registration required. $75 Members | $100 Non-Members | $85 Seniors 65+ Register Here

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NEW DATES! Watercolor with Rosemary Kahlmus

July 16, 2:00 pmAugust 6, 4:00 pm

Watercolor is the process of painting with water soluble pigments, resulting in transparent color usually created with thin washes. In this four-week course, you will learn the methodology of this painting medium. All materials included in the four-week course fee. Class meets Tuesdays, July 16–30 through August 6. Class limited to ten students. Registration required. $50 Members | $75 Non-members | $65 Seniors 65+ Register Here

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Mini Maestros

July 18, 10:30 am11:30 am

Our summer theme for Mini Maestros is “Picnics,” so bring a lunch and enjoy music, crafts, and the outdoors every Thursday in June and July (except July 4). Free for toddlers and their parents/caregivers. Limit two children per adult. Registration required. Register Here

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Brown Bag Lunch: A.M. WyseLove

July 18, 11:30 am1:00 pm

Join Randy Ferino and his band, A.M. WyseLove, in concert at our July Brown Bag Lunch. Bring your friends (and your lunch), find a seat in the courtyard, and enjoy this high-energy performance. Jump Start Coffee will be on site. Free and open to the public.

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Lunch + A Movie: Sneakers

July 19, 12:00 pm1:00 pm

The third film in our Summer Film Series is Sneakers. James Earl Jones plays NSA Agent Bernard Abbott in this crime drama released in 1992. Leading a discussion of the film is Ward Emling, Retired Director of the Mississippi Film Commission. He will give you the  backstory behind the movie and discuss its  importance to film history. The last film in the series, The Sandlot, will be shown August 2. Sneakers will be screened tonight at 8pm at The MAX.…

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NEW TIME! Film Screening: Sneakers

July 19, 8:00 pm9:30 pm

Join us tonight for a full-length screening of the crime thriller Sneakers. Retired director of the Mississippi Film Commission, Ward Emling, will introduce the film. Doors open at 7:30pm, Sneakers begins promptly at 8pm. Free and open to the public. Popcorn provided by LaBiche Jewelers.    

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Mini Maestros

July 25, 10:30 am11:30 am

Play is the work of early childhood; children four and under are invited to play at The MAX! Our summer theme is “Picnics”, so bring a lunch and enjoy music, crafts, and the outdoors every Thursday in July (except July 4). Free for toddlers and their parents/caregivers. Limit two children per adult. Registration required. Register Here

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