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The MAX celebrates the culture of Native Americans through two exhibitions

April 29, 2021

Choctaw Expressions in conjunction with Savages and Princesses: The Persistence of Native American Stereotypes opens May 1 MERIDIAN, Miss. (April 29 2021) – The Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience will soon feature two special exhibitions celebrating Native American culture, particularly in Mississippi, and the Native American community’s right to tell its own story. Both exhibits […]

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Painting Legacy Lives On Through the Art of Tattoos

March 1, 2021

Bloodlines: Matt Stebly exhibition opens March 23 at The MAX MERIDIAN, Miss. (March 1, 2021) – Matt Stebly has put his mark on the art world through the unconventional artform of tattooing. A special exhibition titled Bloodlines: Matt Stebly will feature his work through sketches, paintings and photography March 23-July 11 at the Mississippi Arts […]

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Tennessee Williams: The Painter and the Playwright exhibition opens February 6 at The MAX

January 22, 2021

MERIDIAN, Miss. (January 22, 2021) – The MAX is always proud to support Mississippians and the arts, and will do both with a new special exhibition, Tennessee Williams: The Painter and the Playwright, which opens February 6. Williams, one of the greatest playwrights of the 20th century, was also a painter. While he used his […]

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Mississippi Museum in the International Spotlight

November 19, 2020

MERIDIAN, Miss. (November 19, 2020) – The Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience (The MAX) in Meridian is featured prominently in a German design publication titled “New Exhibition Design 03.” This is the third international recognition for the exhibitions at The MAX and the innovative exhibition design work of Gallagher & Associates, an interdisciplinary design studio […]

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Folk art The Saga of Red Eye the Rooster comes to The MAX

September 1, 2020

Exhibition features over 60 paintings by Mississippi folk artist O.W. “Pappy” Kitchens MERIDIAN, Miss. — Painter and writer William Dunlap presents The Saga of Red Eye the Rooster, an exhibition featuring the work of Mississippi folk artist O.W. “Pappy” Kitchens. The exhibition opens September 29th at The Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience, better known as […]

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Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South now at Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience

July 31, 2020

A mind-opening exhibition at a groundbreaking facility celebrates today’s South through photography, video, digital media and literature. MERIDIAN, Miss. (July 31, 2020) – Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South offers a fresh, surprising look at an iconic and misunderstood region. The exhibition runs through September 6 at the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience, […]

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Bo Diddley, John Lee Hooker, Jerry Lee Lewis, Margaret Walker and Tammy Wynette Join The MAX Hall of Fame

February 3, 2020

Induction ceremony and unveiling of Walk of Fame stars both scheduled for Thursday MERIDIAN, Miss. — Five Mississippians who have made an indelible impact on the world of entertainment were honored on Thursday with Mississippi’s highest honor in the arts. Bo Diddley, John Lee Hooker, Jerry Lee Lewis, Margaret Walker and Tammy Wynette were inducted […]

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George Ohr to be focus of Biloxi Day at The MAX

December 5, 2019

The December 7 Event Will Celebrate the Unique Creations of the “Mad Potter” MERIDIAN, Miss. (November 19, 2019) – The Mad Potter of Biloxi will be spotlighted during a special day of recognition December 7 at Mississippi’s Arts + Entertainment Experience (The MAX) in Meridian. George Ohr and his artistic pottery will be celebrated for […]

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Tupelo will be focus of “Mississippi Day” at The MAX

October 24, 2019

The November 2 all-day event will also feature a Tupelo-themed scavenger hunt MERIDIAN, Miss. (October 24, 2019) – North Mississippi residents will have a special opportunity to tour Mississippi’s Arts + Entertainment Experience (The MAX) in Meridian on November 2. The MAX will honor famous Mississippians who hail from Tupelo and Lee County. The all-day […]

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David Ruffin Boulevard and Star Unveiling coming to Meridian

October 8, 2019

Meridian, Miss. – David Ruffin, legendary front man of The Temptations, will be honored with a ceremonial street naming, David Ruffin Boulevard, and unveiling of his star on The MAX Walk of Fame in his hometown of Meridian, MS on Saturday, October 26, beginning at 11:00am. Ruffin will be the 28th Mississippi artist honored with […]

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