Exhibition—Adventures in the Imagination by Chuck Galey

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Reading to a child is one of the most rewarding experiences—it’s an opportunity to watch their minds expand and grow. This exhibition immerses us into the mind of illustrator and author Chuck Galey. It features watercolors and digital art that bring words to life, allowing children’s imaginations to flourish. Free with museum admission. This exhibition …

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MAXStudio: Members Only Open Studio

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Join us on Tuesdays and 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 participate. Limited seating in studio, no instruction provided. $85 …

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$85.00
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MAXStudio: Beginner’s Watercolor Class

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

In this eight-week beginner-level progressive course led by Rosemary Kahlmus, students will learn and practice the basic techniques of watercolor painting. Class meets Tuesdays from 2–4pm. No prior experience required. All materials and instruction included in the course fee. Class size limited to 10 students, ages 16+. $155 Members | $180 Non-members | $165 Seniors …

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MAXStudio: Wheel Thrown Ceramics

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Artist Rosa Salas teaches this eight-week progressive ceramics course. Class meets Tuesdays from 5:30–7:30pm. Learn the basic techniques behind throwing on the potters wheel and create one-of-a-kind pieces all on your own. All materials, instruction, and firing included in the course fee. Class size limited to six students, ages 16+. Registration required. $155 Members | …

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WineDown: Sparkling Wines

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Put together a team of 2–3 wine lovers and bring three identical bottles of your favorite sparkling wine (two for tasting, one for “the pot”) to our January WineDown. If your wine wins the “best bottle” title, you’ll take home enough bubbly to last all winter. Each participant will receive a complimentary MAX wine glass. …

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Walter Anderson: The Extraordinary Life and Art of The Islander with Robert St. John + Anthony Thaxton

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Join us for an evening with Robert St. John and Anthony Thaxton, creators and producers of the documentary, Walter Anderson: The Extraordinary Life and Art of The Islander. Along with the documentary, St. John and Thaxton have produced a lavishly illustrated companion piece exploring Anderson’s world through stories and observations by his wife Sissy and …

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MAXStudio: Members Only Open Studio

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Join us on Tuesdays and 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 participate. Limited seating in studio, no instruction provided. $85 …

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$85.00

MAXCreates: Mardi Gras Masks

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

MAXCreates workshops for ages 10–15 are held the first Tuesday of every month. Led by a museum educator, they are free and open to the public. This month, participants will create Mardi Gras masks. Registration required. Register Here

1st Saturday: Celebrating Black Excellence

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

February is Black History Month. To celebrate, The MAX is honoring three black actresses and activists who hail from Mississippi: Juanita Moore, Beah Richards, and Tonea Stewart. Learn more about these women who exemplify black excellence in their lives and art. 1st Saturday discount admission: $5 Adults | $1 Ages 6–17 | Free for 5 …

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Exhibition—Drawn Inside the Margins: The Diverse World of Ezra Jack Keats

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

The MAX celebrates Ezra Jack Keats and the diverse characters he brought to life in its newest exhibition Drawn inside the Margins: The Diverse World of Ezra Jack Keats. The exhibition features 30 original illustrations from books such as The Snowy Day, Goggles!, Louie, and My Lost Dog, along with photographs and other related ephemera. …

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Celebrating Actor Juanita Moore

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Born in Greenwood in 1914, Juanita Moore was a film, television, and stage actress. She began her career in films at a time when there were few roles in Hollywood for African Americans, and appeared in 50 films from the 1930s–2000. Moore was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best …

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Tonea Stewart Performs A Black Woman Speaks

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Tonea Stewart, actress and Greenwood native, performs A Black Woman Speaks, based on the poem Vicksburg native Beah Richards wrote and performed in 1950. Richards, an actress, political activist, and poet, used prose and performance to address topics of race, gender, and class, including the oppression Black women faced in that era. Free with museum …

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Blues Series: Bill “Howlin'” Madd + Shy Perry

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Maxie’s Juke Joint presents Bill “Howlin’” Madd Perry and his daughter, Shy Perry. Bill’s career spans many genres, but he’s most at home with the blues. As a duet, Bill and Shy have performed at music festivals across the country and sold out shows in Italy, Brazil and France. Cash bar, free refreshments. Registration recommended. …

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MAXStudio: Members Only Open Studio

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Join us on Tuesdays and 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 participate. Limited seating in studio, no instruction provided. $85 …

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$85.00

Brown Bag Lunch: Irish Step Dancing

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Catherine Bishop leads this educational talk about Irish dance with demonstration by performers from St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. Catherine is trained in Irish dance and certified to teach in Ireland, and earned a master’s degree from the University of Limerick on a Fulbright scholarship. Free and open to the public.

Bus Trip: Greenwood, Mississippi

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Join us for an overnight trip to "The Cotton Capital of the World," Greenwood Mississippi! You'll stay at the luxurious Alluvian Hotel and Spa, enjoy a guided tour of The Help film locations, dinner at the Viking Cooking School right across the street, with time to spare to explore downtown and have lunch on your …

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Sipp & Savor Food & Drink Experience

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Sip on cold beer, fine wine, and craft cocktails. Savor irresistible bites from the South's top chefs. Experience the culinary tradition of the South like you never have before. This spring, The MAX will be the home to 20 award-winning Southern chefs, and Mississippi's most popular brewers and distillers. Sample a tasting menu and specialty …

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