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May 2019

Members Only: Open Ceramics Studio

May 1, 11:00 amJune 30, 2:00 pm

Take your lunch hour to The MAX! During May and June, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am–2pm, The MAX ceramic studio will be open to our members. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, take advantage of our space, state-of -the-art pottery wheels, and other equipment. All skill levels and abilities are welcome. Available space in the studio is first come, first serve. Includes materials and firing. $40 per month. Registration required by the first of each month. Register Here

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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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Mini Maestros

May 30, 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 with adult admission. Limit two children per adult. Registration required.

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NEW DATE! WineDown: Sauvignon Blanc

May 30, 6:30 pm9:00 pm

Due to inclement weather, we've rescheduled our Spring WineDown for May 30. It’s time for another WineDown! Join us for our spring WineDown, a unique wine-tasting contest celebrating the fine art of the grape! Rules of the Game: Put together a team of 1–3 participants. Each team brings three identical bottles of Sauvignon Blanc (two chilled). The chilled bottles are anonymously bagged, and the third is placed in “the pot.” Teams are assigned numbers, and participants are provided a score…

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June 2019

Mississippi Day: Let the Games Begin!

June 1, 9:00 am5:00 pm

Take advantage of our discounted admission prices with a visit to The MAX on Mississippi Day. And follow it up at the State Games of Mississippi through June 23 (stategamesofms.org). We’ll have a FREE photo booth, FREE refreshments, door prizes, and the Jump Start Coffee truck. Kids can create art projects at our FREE  Make + Take Workshops. $5 All Adults | $1 Youth 6–17 | Kids 5 and under + Members are always FREE!

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Legacy Poets: Youth Poetry Workshop

June 4, 11:30 amJune 28, 1:00 pm

Join the legacy of Mississippi wordsmiths with The MAX's Youth Poetry Workshop for 13–18 year olds. Begin or perfect the craft of poetry and spoken word at this four-week, eight class workshop. Class meets Tuesdays and Fridays, June 4–28. Class limited to 25 students. Registration required. One time registration fee $20. Register Here

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Wheel Throwing with Dillan Ladner

June 4, 2:00 pmJune 25, 4:00 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. Class meets Tuesdays, June 4–25. Classes limited to six students. Registration required. $85 Members | $100 Non-members | $90 Seniors 65+ Register Here

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Watercolor with Rosemary Kahlmus

June 4, 2:00 pmJune 25, 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, June 4–25. Class limited to ten students. Registration required. $50 Members | $75 Non-members | $65 Seniors 65+ Register Here

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Mini Maestros

June 6, 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 with adult admission. Limit two children per adult. Registration required.

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