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August 2019

Members Only: August Open Ceramics Studio

August 1, 11:00 amAugust 29, 2:00 pm

Every Tuesday and Thursday, 11am–2pm! For three hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays, the ceramic studio will be open for our members. 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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Members Only: Through the Looking Glass Opening Reception

August 30, 5:30 pm7:30 pm

Be the first to see The MAX exhibition, Through the Looking Glass: Life in Mississippi, at this Members Only event. The exhibit features photos by Alysia Burton Steele and Betty Press and will be on display through January 5, 2020. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the artists and view their work at this exclusive members only opening reception! If you’re not a MAX member, purchase your membership today at msarts.org. Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar provided. Please rsvp by…

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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. Photo caption: Cover Woman Beauty, Alysia Burton Steele.

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The Power of Oral Histories: Unearthing Mississippi’s Forgotten

August 31, 1:00 pm2:00 pm

Alysia Burton Steele, author of the award-winning book, Delta Jewels: In Search of My Grandmother’s Wisdom, will share excerpts and behind-the-scenes stories from her book, as well as her work in progress, COTTON: Voices in the Field, co-authored with her husband, Bobby D. Steele, Jr. Both works are collections of oral histories and formal portraits: Delta Jewels tells the stories of elder African American church women from the Delta; while COTTON uses Mississippians as a lens to delve into the…

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September 2019

Members Only: September Open Ceramics Studio

September 3, 11:00 amSeptember 27, 2:00 pm

Every Tuesday and Thursday, 11am–2pm! For three hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays, the ceramic studio will be open for our members. 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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Mississippi Day: Gulfport

September 7, 9:00 am5:00 pm

Gulfport is home to Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethaway, one of many artists from the Mississippi Gulf Coast represented in The MAX. Take our Gulf Coast Scavenger Hunt to learn more about the Mississippians who have made their marks in arts + entertainment! Answer the questions correctly, and you’ll receive a MAX gift bag! We’ll have FREE refreshments and you can register to win a door prize. $5 All Adults | $1 Youth 6–17 | Kids 5 and under +…

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Watercolor with Rosemary Kahlmus

September 10, 2:00 pmOctober 29, 4:00 pm

Explore Mississippi artist Walter Anderson’s favorite painting medium in this eight-week beginner’s watercolor course (on Tuesday afternoons) . Participants will learn the basics: the unique transparency of combining the paint with water, experimenting with color shades, and much more. All materials included in the course fee. Class size limited to ten students, ages 16+. Registration required. $150 Members | $180 Non-members | $160 Seniors 65+ Register Here  

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Wheel Throwing with Dillan Ladner

September 10, 6:00 pmOctober 29, 8:00 pm

Wheel throwing is the process of forming objects on a rotating wheel by pressing and pulling soft clay upwards and outwards to form a hollow shape. In this eight-week beginner’s ceramics course (class meets on Tuesday evenings,) create your own one-of-a-kind pottery on a potter’s wheel. All materials and open studio time included in the course fee. Class size limited to six students ages 16+. Registration required. $150 Members  |  $180 Non-members | $$160 Seniors + Register Here  

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Beginner’s Guitar for Adults with Aaron Windham

September 11, 1:30 pmOctober 30, 2:15 pm

Groove into this Wednesday afternoon eight-week beginner's guitar course and learn the fundamentals of guitar, including techniques, rhythms, chords, picking, and strumming. No experience required, but participants must bring their own acoustic guitar to class each week. Class limited to six students, ages 18+. Registration required. $70 Members | $80 Non-members Register Here

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Beginner’s Guitar for Kids with Aaron Windham

September 11, 4:00 pmOctober 30, 4:45 pm

Want to be a Rockstar? Get your start in this eight-week beginner's guitar course on Wednesday afternoons. Learn the fundamentals of guitar, and you’ll be rocking out in no time! No experience required, but participants must bring their own acoustic guitar to class. Class limited to six students, ages 9-12. Registration required. $70 Members | $80 Non-members Register Here

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