Exhibition: Bloodlines

Walter Inglis Anderson's great-grandson Matt Stebly has put his mark on the art world through tattooing. Stebly’s individual style is inspired by the talents of his family, his natural environment, and the work of other coastal artists. He also paints and draws, often using tattoo ink as pigment. The exhibit includes equipment used in tattooing and …

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MAXStudio: Members Only Open Studio

2155 Front Street, Meridian

Take your lunch hour to The MAX! Join us on Thursdays from 11 am -2 pm when we open up our ceramic studio to our MAX Members. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, take advantage of our space, state of the art pottery wheels, and other equipment. All skill levels and abilities welcome to …

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$70.00

Exhibitions: Choctaw Expressions in conjunction with Savages and Princesses: The Persistence of Native American Stereotypes

Today, Native American contributions are often overlooked or forgotten. But what remains are the negative stereotypes. In this joint exhibition, Choctaw Expressions highlights the culture of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and brings awareness to the stereotypes Native Americans face every day. The Savages and Princesses: The Persistence of Native American Stereotypes exhibition represents …

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Brown Bag Lunch Concert: Emily White

2155 Front Street, Meridian

Spend your lunch hour in The MAX courtyard with local favorite Emily White. A finalist in Boswell Media’s 2021 Mississippi Songwriter of the Year Contest,* Emily’s soulful country style is the perfect way to spend a summer afternoon. Free and open to the public. *Winner will be announced June 19 at The MAX.

WineDown: Riesling

2155 Front Street, Meridian

Riesling has a colorful German heritage and is one of the most versatile white wines around. At our June WineDown, we’ll be tasting this varietal. Rules of the Game: Put together a 2–3 person team. Your team will bring three identical bottles of Riesling to the WineDown — two (chilled) to taste and one for …

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Blues Series: Jonathan Blanchard

2155 Front Street, Meridian

Jonathan Blanchard is a true soul singer with a style steeped in the culture of his hometown, Memphis, Tennessee. From r&b, jazz, funk, or the preservation of the Negro spiritual, audiences have enjoyed his soulful delivery reminiscent of Marvin Gaye and Al Green. Join Jonathan and his band at this Blues Series performance. Refreshments + …

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Mississippi Songwriter of the Year Competition

2155 Front Street, Meridian

On June 19, The MAX plays host to Boswell Media's 2021 Mississippi Songwriter of the Year competition. Fifteen finalists from across the state will perform their songs LIVE in an acoustic show. For more information about the event, the previous winners, the 15 finalists, the afterparty, and more, visit mssongwriteroftheyear.com. Tickets are $25 in advance/$30 …

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1st Saturday: Red, White + Blues

2155 Front Street, Meridian

Mississippi is home to more blues musicians than you can count—and many of them are represented in The MAX. Start your 4th of July holiday celebrating this authentic American music that some say was born in the Mississippi Delta. Schedule of Events: 10am–Noon  Make + Take Workshops 11:30am–1pm  Blues Performance by Greenhouse Effect 1–2pm  Blues …

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1st Saturday: Music by Greenhouse Effect

Get your Independence Day groove on with a blues performance by Greenhouse Effect: Ken Coffman on bass/vocals, Bobby Lowery on drums, Glen Johnson on keyboards/vocals, and Denton Green on guitar/vocals. Free with museum admission.

1st Saturday: Mad Lib Contest

2155 Front Street, Meridian

Complete a Mad Lib based on a blues song and perform your impromptu creation with the band! Best Mad Lib wins a prize! Free with museum admission.

Summer Fun Series: Let’s Make Slime!

2155 Front Street, Meridian

Every Saturday in July, youth and their families are invited to participate in events that connect with the themes of the museum in fun and creative ways! These activities are for all ages. Registration recommended. Register Here More fun Saturdays in July: July 17: Abstract Painting! Register Here July 24: Puppet Designing! Register Here July 31: …

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MAXYouth Summer Camp

2155 Front Street, Meridian

Youth ages 12–16 will engage with the themes of the museum and its exhibits through a four-day summer camp. Lessons revolving around Mississippi art, music, history, and literature will be led by a licensed educator. Students will be encouraged to explore their creativity, exercise their bodies and minds, and prepare for their exciting futures. Registration …

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Audio Engineer Summer Camp

2155 Front Street, Meridian

Youth ages 14–18 will work with a sound engineer in this 4-day summer camp. Participants will learn the fundamentals of sound recording techniques, tracking, recording software and hardware, signal routing, effects, plugins, and much more. Registration required. $100 Members | $115 Non-members Register Here

Brown Bag Lunch Concert: Southern Drive

Bring your lunch to the courtyard at The MAX for 90 minutes of live music by Meridian’s own Southern Drive—featuring Clay McRee, Adam McRee, Rusty Brewer, and Aaron Windham. Free and open to the public.

Summer NightMarket

2155 Front Street, Meridian

The MAX and Earth’s Bounty invite you to our summer NightMarket. Produce is at its best in July, so stop by The MAX and purchase fresh fruit and veggies from local vendors. We’ll have beer, wine, and food for sale. Artists, artisans, farm, and food vendors will sell their wares. Local favorite Southern Drive will …

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Summer Fun Series: Abstract Painting!

2155 Front Street, Meridian

Every Saturday in July, youth and their families are invited to participate in events that connect with the themes of the museum in fun and creative ways! These activities are for all ages. Registration recommended. Register Here More fun Saturdays in July: July 24: Puppet Designing! Register Here July 31: Board and Yard Games Register …

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Youth Ukulele Class

2155 Front Street, Meridian

Students ages 12-18 will be given an introduction to the ukulele and taught a song by Dan Confait, owner of DC Guitar Studio. Bring your own ukulele. (Some will be available for loan on first come, first serve basis. Can be reserved at registration.) There will be a short performance for parents/caregivers at the end …

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Summer Fun Series: Puppet Designing!

Every Saturday in July, youth and their families are invited to participate in events that connect with the themes of the museum in fun and creative ways! These activities are for all ages. Registration recommended. Register Here Last in the Series: July 31: Board and Yard Games Register Here  

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