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          Exhibit Opening: Heal the Knife that Cuts the Wound

          February 1, 9:00 amMay 3, 5:00 pm
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          Members Only: February Open Ceramics Studio

          February 4, 11:00 amFebruary 27, 2:00 pm
          Fri 21

          Film Screening: Native Son

          February 21, 6:30 pm9:00 pm
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February 2020

Exhibit Opening: Heal the Knife that Cuts the Wound

February 1, 9:00 amMay 3, 5:00 pm

Lindsay Carraway is a self-taught painter and mixed media artist diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The shapes, colors, and themes of women, family, and empowerment appear throughout her work. On exhibit January 25–May 3, 2020, Heal the Knife that Cuts the Wound offers a look into Carraway̓s world. Free with museum admission. Photo caption: Wear Your Ovaries on Your Sleeve, 2019, Lindsay Carraway. Collage of cut magazine on paper.  

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Members Only: February Open Ceramics Studio

February 4, 11:00 amFebruary 27, 2:00 pm

Every Tuesday and Thursday, 11am–2pm! For three hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays, the ceramic studio will be open for our members. All skill levels and abilities are welcome. Available space in the studio is first come, first serve. Includes materials and firing. $40 per month. Registration required by the first of each month. Register Here  

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Film Screening: Native Son

February 21, 6:30 pm9:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate Richard Wright, one of America’s (and Mississippi’s) greatest writers! Wright challenged our thinking with his books, Native Son and Black Boy. In honor of the 80th anniversary of the publication of Native Son, The MAX is screening HBO’s 2019 film adaptation. The first 70 guests will receive free bookmarks and an anniversary edition of Black Boy. Copies of Native Son can be purchased in The MAX Store. Free and open to the public. TV-MA.

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Fat Tuesday at The MAX

February 25, 5:00 pm7:30 pm

Join us for a Mardi Gras party on the Rooftop Terrace at The MAX! We’ll have light refreshments, a cash bar, Mardi Gras music, games and giveaways. Costumes encouraged. Includes museum admission. $5 Adults  |  $1 Kids  |  Free for members. Purchase Tickets

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Mini Maestros

February 27, 10:30 am11:30 am

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

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Dr. Seuss’s Silly Birthday Party

February 29, 9:00 am12:00 pm

Mississippi Children’s Museum–Meridian and The MAX invite you to a fun-filled birthday bash complete with cake, Green Eggs and Ham, face painting, storytelling, and much more. Free and open to the public. Museum admission $5.

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March 2020

First Saturday: Food for Thought

March 7, 9:00 am5:00 pm

March First Saturday focuses on all things food. Here’s the schedule for the day’s events: 10am–1pm Make + Take Workshop; Noon–1pm Music by Daniel Houze; 1–2pm Art Heals! with Lacey Wilson; 3pm Cooking Demo by Mark Coblentz. Enjoy reduced admission, free refreshments all day, and a culinary-themed scavenger hunt. Hillbilly Dots and Shuck-a-Bug Crawfish food trucks will be on site. Discount admission: $5 Adults  |  $1 Youth 6–17  |  Kids 5 and under + Members free. All First Saturday events…

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First Saturday Concert: Daniel Houze

March 7, 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Meridian’s own Daniel Houze is a singer, songwriter, and acoustic guitar player who grew up loving southern gospel and country music—he’ll entertain you with his brand of country! Free with museum admission.

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Art Heals! with Lacey Wilson

March 7, 1:00 pm2:00 pm

Art can be beneficial to your health and well being. In this one-hour presentation, Lacey Wilson, art therapist and graphic designer, will discuss art, what art therapy is, and share ways you can incorporate art in your everyday life. Free with museum admission.

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Kid’s Cooking Demo with Mark Coblentz

March 7, 3:00 pm4:00 pm

Learn how to create a delicious dish with Starkville native and chef Mark Coblentz. A contestant on season five of MasterChef Jr., Mark was also featured on Food Network’s Chopped Junior. You can catch his cooking tutorials on his YouTube channel, Mark the Chef.

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