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August 2019

Exhibit Opening—Through the Looking Glass: Life in Mississippi

August 31, 2019, 9:00 amJanuary 5, 2020, 5:00 pm

Through the Looking Glass: Life in Mississippi is a collection of photographs by Alysia Burton Steele and Betty Press. Neither artist thought they would land in Mississippi nor did they know what to expect. To cope with their new surroundings, they began photographing life in Mississippi. Come see what they discovered! Through January 5, 2020. Free with museum admission.

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November 2019

Mini Maestros

November 14, 10:30 am11:30 am

Come ready to learn and play! Every Thursday, children 5 and under are invited to enjoy different guided activities, including music, crafts, games, and dance. Free for toddlers and their parents/caregivers with adult admission. Limit two children per adult. Registration recommended.  

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Mini Maestros

November 21, 10:30 am11:30 am

Bring a lunch and come ready to learn and play. Children 5 and under are invited to enjoy different guided activities each Thursday, including music, crafts, games, and dance. Following Mini Maestros today, singer songwriter John Paul Dove will be performing in The MAX Courtyard as part of our Brown Bag Lunch Series—you're invited! Free for toddlers and their parents/caregivers with adult admission. Limit two children per adult. Registration recommended.

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Brown Bag Lunch: John Paul Dove

November 21, 11:30 am1:00 pm

Bring your lunch (and your friends) to the courtyard at The MAX for a performance by Meridian singer, songwriter John Paul Dove. Free and open to the public.

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WineDown: Cabernet

November 21, 6:30 pm9:00 pm

Join us for an entertaining Cabernet Sauvignon wine tasting. Rules of the Game:Put together teams of 1–3 participants. Bring three identical bottles of Cabernet per team—two are anonymously bagged, and the third placed in “the pot.” Teams are assigned numbers, provided score cards and complimentary MAX wine glasses to taste and score the wines. The highest scoring team wins “the pot”… except one bottle. The lowest-scoring team’s bottle will be returned! Registration required. $15 per person | Free for MAX…

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Holiday Arts + Crafts Festival Preview Night

November 22, 5:00 pm9:00 pm

Join us for a sneak peek at our Holiday Arts + Crafts Festival. We’ll have art and food vendors, live music by Sam Mooney, holiday cocktails, hot chocolate, children’s activities, a visit from Santa, and much more! Free and open to the public.

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Holiday Arts + Crafts Festival

November 23, 9:00 am2:00 pm

Take your shopping to The MAX! Join us for a holiday celebration bringing artisans and foodies together for a day of music, art, food vendors, children’s activities, hot chocolate, beer and wine, and more. We will have a craft tent where guests can decorate ceramic ornaments and cookie platters. Free and open to the public.

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December 2019

Museum Store Sunday

December 1, 11:00 am5:00 pm

Shopping for a unique holiday gift? Stop by The MAX Store for our National Museum Day Holiday Sale. You’ll find books, toys, artwork by Mississippi artists, and much more.Free gift wrapping. Museum admission is not required to shop in the store.

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MAXMixology: Eudora Welty Cocktail Hour

December 5, 5:30 pm6:30 pm

Celebrate the holidays and Eudora Welty at a cocktail hour at The MAX. Welty's niece, Mary Alice White, will engage us with stories of her aunt, and Cathead Distillery’s T. Francis will be on hand to create a Welty-inspired flight of cocktails. Registration required. Must be 21 to attend. Purchase tickets online or at the door. $20 Members  | $25 Non-members. Register Here

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Mississippi Day: Biloxi

December 7, 9:00 am5:00 pm

Born in Biloxi in 1857, George Ohr, “The Mad Potter of Biloxi,” sported an 18-inch long mustache! He created pitchers, pots, and vases that he called “mud babies” that were twisted, warped, and glazed with wild colors. Learn about Ohr and other fascinating artists from Biloxi on this Mississippi Day. Enjoy free refreshments all day and a free Make + Take workshop for kids from 10am–noon. Discounted admission: $5 Adults  | $1 Youth 6–17 | Kids 5 and under +…

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