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

2155 Front Street, Meridian

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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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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First Saturday: Make + Take Workshop

As part of The MAX experience, youth and families engage with the themes of the museum's exhibits through creative workshops, designed and led by a licensed educator. Drop-in style between 10am–Noon as part of The MAX First Saturday Event. Free with museum admission. Registration required. Register Here

1st Saturday: Sneaky Tree

2155 Front Street, Meridian

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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Make + Take Workshops

2155 Front Street, Meridian

As part of The MAX experience, youth and families engage with the themes of the museum's exhibits through creative workshops, designed and led by a licensed educator. Drop-in style between 10am–Noon every first and third Saturday of the month. Free with museum admission. Registration required. Register Here  

Brown Bag Lunch Concert: Gram Rea

Spend your lunch hour at The MAX with Gram Rea, professional singer, songwriter and studio/session musician who lives on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Prior to attending Southeastern Louisiana University on a violin scholarship, Gram began experimenting with different styles of music, learning to play several instruments by ear. During his professional career, Gram has performed …

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Lunch + A Movie: The Hate U Give

2155 Front Street, Meridian

Jessica Kiang of Variety, describes The Hate U Give as "a brilliantly modulated balancing act between dark and light, anger and optimism, white privilege mined for pointed laughs, and black fury portrayed as a galvanizing force for change." The film is based on the young adult novel by Mississippi writer Angie Thomas. Join Ward Emling, retired …

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Make+Take Workshops

2155 Front Street, Meridian

As part of The MAX experience, youth and families engage with The MAX exhibit themes through these 30-minute creative workshops. Stop by anytime between 10am–Noon. Workshops are designed and led by a licensed educator. Free with museum admission. Registration recommended. Register Here

Illustrated Talk: Art is in the Blood with Mattie Codling

2155 Front Street, Meridian

In this illustrated talk, Art is in the Blood: Tattoos as Conduits of Identity, Mattie Codling, Walter Anderson Museum of Art Director of Collections and Exhibitions, delves into the ancient art of the tattoo and its modern iterations. The work of Matt Stebly, Walter Anderson's great-grandson and world-renowned tattoo artist, will be specifically addressed in …

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The Art of Bloodlines Demo with Matt Stebly

2155 Front Street, Meridian

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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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

Youth Art Class: Pressed Flower Art

2155 Front Street, Meridian

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

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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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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Recurring

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

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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Lunch + A Movie: The Muppet Christmas Carol

2155 Front Street, Meridian

Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy are joined by Michael Caine as a hilarious Scrooge in this irresistibly sweet musical adaptation of Dickens’ festive tale. Join Ward Emling, retired director of the Mississippi Film Commission, for more background into this film directed by Brian Henson, son of the Muppet creator Jim Henson. Reservations recommended. Free …

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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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