Sipp & Savor—Mississippi’s First Food + Drink Experience

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Join us at The MAX for the Sipp & Savor Experience! Cat Cora, celebrity chef and Mississippi native, will headline a group of award-winning chefs who will prepare a variety of foods with Mississippi-sourced ingredients. Savor these irresistible bites and sip on cocktails, beers, and wines from some of Mississippi's most popular brewers and distillers. …

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Exhibition Closes Saturday! Choctaw Expressions in conjunction with Savages and Princesses

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Don't miss your opportunity to view this exhibition (closes Saturday, August 7)!  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. …

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1st Saturday: Choctaw Expressions

This First Saturday the MAX plays host to The Mississippi Band of Choctaw. There will be basketweaving, sewing, beading, and stickball demonstrations, and dancers and chanters will perform. Choctaw crafts will be offered for sale. Schedule of Events: 9–5am  Choctaw Expressions in conjunction with Savages and Princesses Exhibit Opens 10am–Noon  Make + Take Workshops Noon–1pm  …

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1st Saturday: Sneaky Tree

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Mixing Native American themes with rock ‘n’ roll, Sneaky Tree is about lifitng up the human spirit and telling stories of the human condition. A mixed Native American, spACEy (Billy Lyons) has been a singer/songwriter/guitarist for Sneaky Tree since its inception. spACEy struggled with his identity and after moving to the Bok Cito community on …

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Film Screening: Girl Happy

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

In May we're screening one of Elvis's beach party films, Girl Happy (1965). The plot—A Chicago mobster hires a rock and roll singer (Elvis Presley) and his band to keep an eye on his daughter (Shelley Fabares) during Spring Break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. "Boy sings; girls swoon." Not rated, 1h 36 minutes. Bring a …

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1st Saturday: The Art of Bloodlines

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Tattoo artist Matt Stebly has put his mark on the art world through tattooing—he also paints and draws, often using tattoo ink as pigment. This First Saturday, we offer an inside look at the world of tattooing and at an artist who is celebrating his own creativity on canvas and on skin. Schedule of Events: …

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The Art of Bloodlines Demo with Matt Stebly

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

In conjunction with the Bloodlines exhibition Matt Stebly, world-renowned tattoo artist and the great-grandson of Walter Inglis Anderson, will demonstrate the art of tattooing. Watch as he inks a first-timer live! Stebly regularly creates masterpieces on skin at his studio, Twisted Anchor Tattoo & Fine Art Gallery in Downtown Ocean Springs. Bloodlines includes paintings, drawings, …

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On the Road with Felder Rushing

On Friday, June 11, The MAX will host another live broadcast of MPB's popular Gestalt Gardener program, featuring host Felder Rushing and his jovial producer Java Chapman. The broadcast will be followed by an informal talk and lively Q&A session by Rushing, who will of course be driving his famous garden truck. The free event …

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Youth Art Class: Pressed Flower Art

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

In this workshop, youth ages 12–18 will be introduced to pressed flower art. They will learn the mechanics of flower-pressing and will create a unique, frameable art piece to take home. Registration required. $10 Members  | $20 Non-members Register Here  

Mississippi Songwriter of the Year Competition

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

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, MS

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: Cross Colours

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

Two of America’s most influential fashion designers are from Mississippi—Patrick Kelly and Thomas “TJ” Walker. In conjunction with the exhibition From Couture to da' Streets: The Fashions of Patrick Kelly + Cross Colours, The MAX presents the following programming: All Day   Cross Colours Exhibition Open 10am–Noon   Make + Take Workshops 11am–Noon   Illustrated Talk: Origins of …

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Recurring

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

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 at The MAX

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

It’s October, and time for one of our favorite MAX events, a Halloween-themed WineDown! It’s okay if you’re just here for the “BOO’s” – but you should grab a few things before heading over – a couple of friends, three identical bottles of your favorite wine (two to taste, and one for the “pot”), and …

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Swine & Dine

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

This fall, as a fundraiser for our Success Programs, The MAX will host Swine & Dine, an upscale whole hog barbecue featuring award-winning chef Cole Ellis of the Delta Meat Market in Cleveland, Mississippi. Enjoy an evening of Southern tradition with great food, great drink, and great music. Reservations required. For more information, visit msarts.org/swine …

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The MAX Open House

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

In conjunction with Museum Store Sunday, patrons are welcome to come tour The MAX on the Sunday afternoon after Thanksgiving. Guided tours of the exhibits, Governor's Recording Studio, the 3D and 2D art studios, and event rental venues will be ongoing. Guests will have the opportunity to learn about memberships, group tours and pricing, volunteering, …

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