Press Releases

Charley Pride Film Screening October 24 at The MAX

October 3, 2019

Country music star Marty Stuart and Film maker Barb Hall will host Q&A discussion MERIDIAN, Miss. (October 3, 2019) – Country music legend Charley Pride will be the subject of a special film screening October 24 at the Mississippi’s Arts + Entertainment Experience (The MAX). The film Charley Pride: I’m Just Me traces the improbable […]

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The MAX celebrates the “Mad Potter of Biloxi” and his “mud babies”

October 1, 2019

‘Deliberately Distorted: The Pottery of George E. Ohr’ opens Oct. 3 MERIDIAN, Miss. — Eccentric, brilliant and a century ahead of his time, George Ohr is featured in the exhibition entitled, Deliberately Distorted: The Pottery of George E. Ohr opening at The Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience, known as The MAX Oct. 3rd. Ohr created […]

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MSU Riley Center & Mississippi’s Arts + Entertainment Experience Celebrate Jimmie Rodgers with Premiere Party for PBS’ "Country Music"

September 3, 2019

MERIDIAN, MS – The hometown of Jimmie Rodgers, the Father of Country Music, will have a special opportunity to view the opening night of the new Ken Burns miniseries “Country Music” on Sunday,   September 15, at the MSU Riley Center. The free presentation will begin at 6 p.m. in the Riley Center’s intimate Studio Theater. […]

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Through the Looking Glass Exhibit opens August 31

August 17, 2019

MERIDIAN, Miss. (August 17, 2019) – A new exhibit opens August 31st at Mississippi’s Arts + Entertainment Experience (The MAX) that offers a unique photographic journey through the state of Mississippi. Through the Looking Glass: Life in Mississippi is a collection of photographs by Alysia Burton Steele and Betty Press. As relative newcomers to Mississippi, […]

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Governor’s Recording Studio Opens at The MAX

August 12, 2019

The state-of-the-art facility is intended to inspire the next generation of Mississippi artists MERIDIAN, Miss. (August 12, 2019) – A new state-of-the-art recording studio has opened at The Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience in Meridian, MS. The studio, available for booking, is intended to help inspire and nurture the next generation of musical artists. Named […]

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Five Legends Named to The MAX Hall of Fame

June 13, 2019

Tammy Wynette, Bo Diddley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Margaret Walker Alexander and John Lee Hooker MERIDIAN, Miss. (May 30, 2019) – Five iconic Mississippians have been named to the Hall of Fame at The Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience (The MAX) in Meridian. The new Hall of Fame honorees are country music artist Tammy Wynette, singer/songwriters […]

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Quilting Exhibit Opens at The MAX on May 25

May 16, 2019

Quilting work from around the world, including Mississippi quilters, will be featured MERIDIAN, Miss. (May 16, 2019) – Material Pulses: Seven Viewpoints + Mississippi Quiltings, a new exhibit focused on the art of quilt-making, will open May 25 at the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience (The MAX) in Meridian. The new exhibition will explore the […]

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Learn About Jim Henson & His Life in MS

April 2, 2019

Jim Henson Exhibit Fans young and old can still visit the unique attraction at The MAX until May 4 MERIDIAN, Miss. (April 2, 2019) – There’s still time to see The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited at the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience in Meridian (The MAX). The exhibit, which explores the life of Mississippi-native […]

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Learn About Jim Henson and his Life in Mississippi

December 21, 2018

Featuring characters from Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock, and The Dark Crystal, along with opportunities for visitors to interact and experience puppetry MERIDIAN, Miss. (December 26, 2018) – The MAX, Mississippi’s arts and entertainment experience, has announced the January 12 opening of The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited, a new and unique attraction […]

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Gallagher & Associates

April 26, 2018

“The MAX isn’t organized like any other history, culture, or art museum; the design is based around the idea that there is something special in the waters of Mississippi. Because of the place and its people, there is an inspirational quality that doesn’t exist anywhere else.” “By connecting with the land, the home, the community, […]

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