• The MAX@Home
        • Galleries

        • Hall of Fame

        • Walk of Fame

        • Legends

        • Recording Studio

        • Changing Exhibits

        • Upcoming Events

          Mon 03

          Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South

          June 13, 9:00 amSeptember 6, 5:00 pm CDT
          Tue 04

          POSTPONED: Murder Mystery at The MAX

          August 4, 5:00 pm8:00 pm CDT
          Thu 06

          Mini Maestros

          August 6, 10:30 am11:30 am CDT
        • Events Calendar

          « August 2020 » loading...
          M T W T F S S
  • The MAX Store
  • Media

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and The MAX

Your health and safety are important to us!

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and The MAX

Your health and safety are important to us!

The MAX is back!

The museum is ready to reopen Tuesday, June 2 – all scrubbed up with extra safety measures in place.
Read the press release

July 27, 2020

  • All galleries' maximum capacity limits will be changed from 15 to 10 per gallery space.
  • All outdoor activities and social gatherings are limited to 20 people.
  • Additionally, per order of Mayor Percy Bland, all visitors must wear face coverings both inside the building and outdoors.

May 29, 2020

Back to Work After COVID-19

The Governor of Mississippi has now given the order that allows museums to open their doors again to visitors.  This is official notification that all staff will return to work based on hours scheduled prior to closing The MAX due to Covid-19.  This means that:

  • All full-time salaried exempt staff are required to work 35-40 hours per week on-site or off-site while conducting The MAX business.
  • All full-time hourly non-exempt staff are required to work 35-40 hours per week on-site or off-site while conducting The MAX business. You must clock-in and clock-out, and you will be paid for hours worked.
  • All part-time hourly non-exempt staff are required to work the hours for which they are scheduled. You must clock-in and clock-out; you will only be paid for hours worked.
  • As always per our current policies, full-time staff must work a minimum of 35 hours per week to remain eligible for health benefits.
  • Hours open to the staff: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Security will secure the doors at 4:00 p.m. (except in the case of evening events).
  • Hours open to the public: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Indoor gatherings are limited to 50 people; if social distancing is not possible, the limit is 20 people.
  • Outdoor gatherings are limited to 100 people; if social distancing is not possible, the limit is 50.

In order for us to this safely, we have initiated the following procedures for staff:

  • All Staff are required to wear masks when in public view.  Visitor Services and Store Staff are to wear masks throughout their shifts.
  • Each staff member must go to Human Resources each working day prior to beginning their shift for temperature checks.
  • All staff are trained on basic cleaning and disinfecting techniques
  • Each staff are assigned to an area for regular cleaning and disinfecting on a 30-minute shift per day during public hours.

If you are 65 years of age or older, or you have serious underlying medical conditions, you are urged to work from home if possible.  Please see the HR Director if this is the case.


April 1, 2020

A Message from Our CEO

This is a moment unlike any other in modern history. Around the state of Mississippi, museums, libraries, and theaters are closing to the public to protect the health and safety of our communities. The MAX is no exception. We have temporarily closed our doors to staff and visitors. All of us at The MAX will do our part to flatten the curve for our fellow citizens, first responders, essential businesses, and health care heroes.

During this time The MAX has expanded our presence on social media to offer gallery tours and close views of works in the collection, which allows for a visit to The MAX from anywhere, at any time.

We have expanded our Brown Bag series to a weekly offering of music from a Mississippi artist and we will have educational content and other activities added daily.

Make sure to follow along on The MAX’s  FacebookInstagram or Twitter pages and this website for additional updates. We look forward to welcoming you back. But most of all, be safe.

Mark A Tullos Jr.
President | CEO
The MAX


March 23, 2020

The MAX will be closed to the public until April 6. We are carefully monitoring the situation and will evaluate again in two weeks.

All events, classes, and programs have been canceled or postponed.

Including:

  • Guitar & Ceramics Classes
  • Make & Take, Mini Maestros Workshops
  • Blues Series, Akeelah & The Beats
  • Gestalt Gardner Live – Felder Rushing
  • First Saturday – April, 4th
  • Volunteer Picnic
  • Spring Night Market at the MAX
  • Sipp & Savor (Date TBD)

Postponed events will be posted as reschedule dates are confirmed.

We will honor all advance tickets for new dates and times.
For additional information, please email, aaron@msarts.org or call 601-255-4845 ext 0 and leave a message.


March 16, 2020

The MAX will be closed to the public beginning March 17-23, we are monitoring and will evaluate postponement dates and closure weekly.

All events, classes, and programs have been canceled through April 4, 2020.

Events canceled through April 4 include:

  • All Event Rentals
  • St. Patty’s Day at The MAX
  • Brown Bag Concert on Third Thursday
  • Guitar & Ceramics Classes
  • Make & Take, Mini Maestros Workshops
  • Blues Series, Akeelah & The Beats
  • Gestalt Gardner Live – Felder Rushing
  • First Saturday – Food For Thought (All Activities – Studio Open House, Floral Demo, Art As Creative Healing, Plant Swap)
  • Volunteer Picnic
  • Sipp & Savor (Date TBD)

Postponed events will be posted as reschedule dates are confirmed.

We will honor all advance tickets for new dates and times.
For additional information, please email, aaron@msarts.org or call 601-581-1550 ext 0 and leave a message.


A Message from The MAX

As we all navigate the rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we at Mississippi’s Arts + Entertainment Experience (The MAX) want to share with you the extra precautions being taken to minimize the risks to you and your guests/family.

The management and staff at The MAX are taking a number of precautionary measures within our facility to make sure spaces, surfaces and restrooms are sanitized, waste is properly managed and disposed of, and our staff is mindful of the need for less personal contact during this time.

We are urging both our employees and guests to stay home if they feel ill, and we are available to answer any questions you may have about this situation and what impact it may have on our facility and/or your experience.

The bottom line is we want you to feel comfortable at The MAX, as you enjoy what our facility has to offer.

We continue to monitor the situation and will follow all guidelines of both local and state health agencies in keeping risks low.

All public events (over 250 expected attendance) have been rescheduled for another date and private events are being evaluated on a case by case basis. All tickets purchased in advance will be honored on the new scheduled date. Please visit our social media channels or this page for additional updates.

Steps currently taken include the following:

  • Informational posters have been placed in all restrooms, studios and food prep areas
  • Hand sanitizer has been distributed to all staff and workstations
  • Hand sanitizer dispensers have been installed at public entrances/exits and designated exhibit gallery locations
  • Cleaning assignments by housekeeping staff have been increased, particularly in restrooms and at drinking fountains
  • Increased frequency of disinfecting exhibits
  • Review emergency disaster plans
  • Providing our staff, volunteers and Board members with up-to-date information to keep them – and their families – informed, aware and protected throughout this situation

Thank you for your patience during this situation as we make every effort to support our guests, supporters, employees, and community.

Mark Tullos Jr.
President and CEO

Media Contacts:

Jerome Trahan
Director of Marketing
and Communication
jerome@msarts.org

Kristi Bruister
Marketing Assistant
kristi@msarts.org

Be part of our story. Become a member today.

Scroll to Top