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MAXStudio: Members Only Open Studio

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Join us on Thursdays from 11 am -2 pm when we open our ceramic studio to 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. Please …

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$70.00

Exhibition—From Couture to da’ Streets: The Fashions of Patrick Kelly + Cross Colours

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

From Couture to da' Streets celebrates Patrick Kelly and TJ Walker, two men who used their adversities to channel their creativity into something greater than themselves. Walker and Kelly are both native Mississippians (Kelly from Vicksburg and Walker from Toomsuba) who became successful fashion designers in spite of the adversity they faced as African Americans. …

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Beginner’s Watercolor with Rosemary Kahlmus

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

In this eight-week beginner-level progressive course, students will learn and practice the basic techniques of watercolor. No prior experience required. All materials and instruction included in the course fee. Class size limited to 10 students, ages 16+. Registration required. $155 Members  |  $180 Non-members  |  $165 Seniors 65+ Register Here

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Wheel Thrown Ceramics with Rosa Salas

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Artist Rosa Salas teaches this eight-week progressive ceramics course. 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  |  $180 Non-members  |  $165 Seniors …

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Make+Take: Science & Art

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

As part of The MAX experience, youth and families engage with The MAX exhibit themes through these 30-minute creative workshops. In conjunction with the Mississippi Science fest, this Make + Take workshop will feature a project that shows the connections between science and art. Stop by anytime between 10am–Noon. Workshops are designed and led by …

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The Gestalt Gardener + Friends Live at The MAX

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

The Gestalt Gardener is a long-time favorite on MPB Think Radio, thanks to Felder Rushing’s laid-back, your-neighbors-might-talk-but-so-what approach to gardening. This live broadcast will be held in The MAX Courtyard—feel free to bring a lawn chair and plenty of questions. The Gestalt Gardener airs Fridays at 9am and Saturdays at 10am. Limited seating. Registration required. …

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Movies at The MAX: Fresh Dressed

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

The origins of urban fashion may have started in New York, but the desire to look "good" or ''fresh" goes back even further. Fresh Dressed chronicles the rise of hip- hop and urban fashion, but also the rappers, singers, and whole communities that acted as both the influencers and the influencees. Features Cross Colours, Kanye …

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1st Saturday: Color Outside the Lines

Creativity can be expressed in many ways. Join us as we explore the possibilities with free workshops this 1st Saturday.  Schedule of Events: 9:30–11am   Talk + Plant Swap with Felder Rushing 10am–Noon   Make + Take Workshop: Painting with Yarn 10:30am–Noon   Street Art: Manhole Cover Printing with Cary Haycox 1–3pm   Speak yo Mind: T-shirt Design with …

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Felder Rushing Talk + Plant Swap

Spring isn’t the only time of year your flowers can bloom. In his presentation, "There are Those that Bloom in Winter," Felder will discuss easy, creative tips for your winterland that will allow your garden’s beauty to shine year round. Free with museum admission. Registration required. Register Here

Make + Take: Painting with Yarn

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

As part of The MAX experience, youth and families engage with The MAX exhibit themes through these 30-minute creative workshops. In following with the October First Saturday theme of “Color Outside the Lines,” participants paint artwork with yarn using pulling and twisting techniques. Stop by anytime between 10am–Noon. Workshops are designed and led by a …

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Street Art: Manhole Cover Printing Workshop

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Discover the beauty of Meridian’s urban landscape. Cary Haycox, artist and teacher at Meridian High School, will teach students how to create unique prints featuring downtown Meridian’s manhole covers. Limited capacity. Registration required.  Free with museum admission. Register Here

Speak yo Mind: T-shirt Design with TJ Walker

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

The Cross Colours Clothing Brand is built on the slogan “Clothing Without Prejudice.” Learn how to translate a message into wearable art. TJ Walker, CXC cofounder, will lead a t-shirt workshop based on themes promoted by the Cross Colours brand, or participants can used their own themes in fashioning a statement shirt. Have an open …

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MAXCreates Workshops: Block Printing

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

MAXCreates workshops for ages 13–18 are held the first Tuesday of every month. Led by a museum educator, they are free and open to the public. In October, participants will create original art using the block printing method. Registration required. Register Here

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Dance at The MAX: Hip-Hop Choreography

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Hip-Hop is a versatile dance that encourages freestyle moves and is fun for all ages. In this four-week class you will learn choreography and perform at the Walk dat Walk: Fashion Show at The MAX on November 6, 2021. Registration required. Limited capacity. $15 Members | $20 Non-members Register Here

NightMarket

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

The MAX and Earth’s Bounty invite you to our Fall NightMarket. Stop by The MAX for food and drink, artists, artisans, food trucks, children’s activities, music, and more. Free and open to the public. A community partnership with The MAX, The City of Meridian, Go Green Meridian, Earth’s Bounty, and The Meridian Council for the …

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Blues Series: Fred T and The Band

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Fred T and The Band—Smooth vocals, hot licks and a groove that draws you in and won't let go! Lead guitarist and vocalist, Fred T performs a mix of gospel, R&B, and soul with his own four-member band. Fred T and The Band has competed in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis to rave reviews …

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Brown Bag Lunch Concert: Hunter Chapell

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Our October Brown Bag Lunch Concert features a mix of folk, country, blues, and Americana music by Hunter Chappell from Hattiesburg. Bring your lunch and a friend for an hour of music outdoors in The MAX Courtyard. Free and open to the public.

Family Fall Fest

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Celebrate the autumn season with us at The MAX at our Family Fall Fest! We will have activities for all ages, including food trucks, bounce houses, sack races, fall crafts, lawn games, and more. Free with museum admission. 

WineDown: Cabernet Sauvignon

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

We've moved our Fall WineDown to October 28—the featured varietal is Cabernet Sauvignon. You’ll learn about the varietal, and if your Cabernet wins "best bottle," you could take home enough wine to last all fall! Costumes are encouraged! Rules of the Game: Put together a 2–3 person team and bring three identical bottles of Cabernet …

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