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Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South

The MAX and The Meridian Museum of Art jointly present the exhibition, Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South. Surveying the history, culture, environment, and people through the lenses of 56 photographers, this important exhibition attempts to understand the journey we have been embarking on since Reconstruction—to find and maybe even reform ourselves. Free …

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Mini Maestros

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. And you're invited to bring a lunch and stay for our Brown Bag Lunch Concert! Free for toddlers and their parents/caregivers. Museum admission not included. Limit two children per adult. …

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Brown Bag Lunch Concert: Sam Mooney

Join us as we welcome Sam Mooney back to The MAX for our July Brown Bag Lunch concert. Every third Thursday of the month is our Brown Bag Lunch concert—so, bring a friend and your lunch to the best lunch spot in town—The MAX Courtyard. Free and open to the public.

Lunch + A Movie: Girls! Girls! Girls!

Starring two Mississippi actors, Girls! Girls! Girls! features Elvis Presley (Tupelo) and Stella Stevens (Yazoo City) in this musical comedy. Join Ward Emling, retired director of the Mississippi Film Commission, for some interesting insight into this 1962 film. Free and open to the public.   Last in the series: The Lion King, 8/21. 

Southbound Series: Maude Schuyler Clay + Langdon Clay

Noted photographers Maude Schuyler Clay and Langdon Clay (married and residing in Sumner, Mississippi) will present an illustrated lecture about their work in reference to Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South, currently on display at The MAX and The Meridian Museum of Art. The lecture will be livestreamed via Facebook Live. Free and …

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SOLD OUT! Calligraphy Workshop with Graham Carraway

With guidance and one-on-one instruction from calligrapher Graham Carraway, you will walk away from this half-day workshop with a solid foundation of the fundamentals of calligraphy and the knowledge to train your eyes and hands to create beautiful script. All supplies included. Ages 16 and up. Class size limited. Registration required. $60 Members  |  $80 …

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Southbound Series: Maude Schuyler Clay + Langdon Clay

Meridian Museum of Art hosts two Sumner, Mississippi photographers represented in the Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South exhibition—Maude Schuyler Clay and Langdon Clay. They will lead a gallery tour and a discussion about the nature of documentary photography, as well as provide reflection on their respective careers. Free and open to the …

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Teen Tuesdays at The MAX

Every Tuesday in July, The MAX is offering a full morning of art activities designed for teens ages 12 through 16. This drop-off program includes activities such as dance and movement, journaling, music, poetry, and arts and crafts. Special programs include a visit to The MAX Governor's Recording Studio, charades, skits, and a murder mystery. …

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Mini Maestros

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. Register Here  

Southbound Series: Euphus Ruth

Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience 2155 Front Street, Meridian

Noted photographer Euphus Ruth will demonstrate wet-plate collodion photography, a process invented by Frederick Scott Archer in 1851, from 10am–1pm at the Meridian Museum of Art, and speak about his use of historic photographic processes in relation to the Southbound exhibition from 5:30–7pm at The MAX. Ruth, who is self-taught, began making photographs using an …

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Teen Tuesdays at The MAX

Every Tuesday in July, The MAX is offering a full morning of art activities designed for teens ages 12 through 16. This drop-off program includes activities such as dance and movement, journaling, music, poetry, and arts and crafts. Special programs include a visit to The MAX Governor's Recording Studio, charades, skits, and a murder mystery. …

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Audio Engineer Summer Camp

Participants ages 14–18 will work with sound engineer Jonathan Parkison at this four-day 2.5-hour camp. Students will learn the fundamentals of sound recording techiques, tracking, recording software, recording hardware, signal routing, effects, plugins, and much more. Class size limited to 8. Registration required. $100 Members  |  $115 Non-members Register Here  

Mini Maestros

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. Museum admission not included. Limit two children per adult. Registration recommended. Register Here  

First Saturday: Road Trip

Join us as we highlight some of Mississippi’s most interesting destinations, perfect for an end-of-summer road trip! The day’s activities will include a lecture and musical performance by Scott Barretta, host of “Highway 61” on Mississippi Public Broadcasting, an iPhone/Android photography workshop, The MAX version of a Mississippi-themed cakewalk, Make + Take workshops from 10am–noon, …

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First Saturday: Scott Barretta

Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience 2155 Front Street, Meridian

Scott Barretta, host of the award-winning Mississippi Public Radio show “Highway 61” will present a talk about the intersection of Mississippi’s blues music and visual culture as reflected in the exhibition Southbound. A prolific writer, Barretta has edited the magazine Living Blue, published by the University of Mississippi and taught college courses on blues history. …

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Blues Series: Jamell Richardson

The MAX is pleased to welcome Jamell Richardson back to The MAX! Known for his “B.B. King-like” facial expressions, Jimi Hendrix-style guitar tricks, his strong soulful voice, and incredible stage presence, Jamell is truly a one-of-a-kind performer. Funded in part by a grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission. Refreshments + cash bar available. Registration required. …

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Southbound Series: Will Jacks

Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience 2155 Front Street, Meridian

Professor of photography at Delta State University, Jacks will speak about the image of Mississippi as reflected in music and his photographs, including those in Southbound. Jacks is the author of Po’ Monkey’s: Portrait of a Juke Joint (University Press of Mississippi, 2019) and his photographs are on display in The MAX permanent exhibition. Free …

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Southbound Series: Stacey Wilson

Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience 2155 Front Street, Meridian

Stacey Wilson, Curator of Exhibitions at The MAX, will speak about the relationships between visual imagery, class, and race as reflected in photographs on view in Southbound. Free with museum admission.

Brown Bag Lunch Concert: LaQuinton Holliday

Spend your lunch hour at The MAX for our August Brown Bag Concert featuring The MAX’s own LaQuinton Holliday! Described as a young man with an old soul, LaQuinton's inspiration comes from every genre of music. Whether it’s funk, rock, or R&B, his inspiration shines through his music. Free and open to the public.

WineDown: Rosé

Join us after dinner for a Rosé wine tasting at The MAX. If your wine earns the “Best Bottle” title, you’ll stock your bar with a great selection of wine! Rules of the Game: Put together teams of 1–3 participants. Bring three identical bottles of Rosé per team (two chilled). Two are anonymously bagged, and …

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Lunch + A Movie: The Lion King

Closing out The MAX Summer Film Series is The Lion King. Arkabutla-native James Earl Jones is the voice of Mufasa in the animated version of this inspiring film. Retired director of the Mississippi Film Commission, Ward Emling will preview the film at noon in the Group Lobby at The MAX. Free and open to the …

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Summer Film Series: The Lion King

Mississippi’s James Earl Jones is the voice of Mufasa in this animated film. A story of redemption, The Lion King follows the adventures of the young lion prince Simba, who is tricked by a treacherous uncle into thinking he caused the death of his father Mufasa. After years of exile, Simba returns to fulfill his …

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Southbound Series: Titus Brooks Heagins

Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience 2155 Front Street, Meridian

North Carolina photographer and Southbound participant Titus Heagins will speak about his quest to represent the true and complete realities of poverty and despair cast against resilience and hope in the South. In addition to inclusion in Southbound, Heagins’ photographs are in the collections of the Smithsonian Institution, North Carolina Museum of Art, and Casa …

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Sipp & Savor—Mississippi’s First Food + Drink Experience

Join us at The MAX in August for the Sipp & Savor Experience! Cat Cora, celebrity chef and Mississippi native, will headline a group of award-winning chefs who will prepare a variety of foods with Mississippi-sourced ingredients. Savor these irresistible bites and sip on cocktails, beers, and wines from some of Mississippi's most popular brewers …

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The MAX Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Mississippi has produced some incredible talent! Don't miss an exciting evening honoring the five artists selected for induction into The MAX Hall of Fame in 2020: Musicians Tammy Wynette, Bo Diddley, John Lee Hooker, and Jerry Lee Lewis; and poet Margaret Walker. The evening begins at the MSU Riley Center with the presentation of awards …

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