Brown Bag Lunch Concert: Sam Mooney

Join us as we welcome Sam Mooney back to The MAX for our July Brown Bag Lunch concert. Every third Thursday of the month is our Brown Bag Lunch concert—so, bring a friend and your lunch to the best lunch spot in town—The MAX Courtyard. Free and open to the public.

Lunch + A Movie: Girls! Girls! Girls!

Starring two Mississippi actors, Girls! Girls! Girls! features Elvis Presley (Tupelo) and Stella Stevens (Yazoo City) in this musical comedy. Join Ward Emling, retired director of the Mississippi Film Commission, for some interesting insight into this 1962 film. Free and open to the public.   Last in the series: The Lion King, 8/21. 

Southbound Series: Maude Schuyler Clay + Langdon Clay

Noted photographers Maude Schuyler Clay and Langdon Clay (married and residing in Sumner, Mississippi) will present an illustrated lecture about their work in reference to Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South, currently on display at The MAX and The Meridian Museum of Art. The lecture will be livestreamed via Facebook Live. Free and …

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Summer Film Series: Girls! Girls! Girls!

Heartthrob Elvis Presley plays a penniless Hawaiian fisherman Ross Carpenter in this American musical comedy from 1962. Also starring in the film is Yazoo City-native Stella Stevens who plays a nightclub singer and one of Elvis’ romantic interests. The full-length screening starts at 8pm, doors open at 7:30. Free and open to the public. Rated …

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SOLD OUT! Calligraphy Workshop with Graham Carraway

With guidance and one-on-one instruction from calligrapher Graham Carraway, you will walk away from this half-day workshop with a solid foundation of the fundamentals of calligraphy and the knowledge to train your eyes and hands to create beautiful script. All supplies included. Ages 16 and up. Class size limited. Registration required. $60 Members  |  $80 …

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Southbound Series: Maude Schuyler Clay + Langdon Clay

Meridian Museum of Art hosts two Sumner, Mississippi photographers represented in the Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South exhibition—Maude Schuyler Clay and Langdon Clay. They will lead a gallery tour and a discussion about the nature of documentary photography, as well as provide reflection on their respective careers. Free and open to the …

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Teen Tuesdays at The MAX

Every Tuesday in July, The MAX is offering a full morning of art activities designed for teens ages 12 through 16. This drop-off program includes activities such as dance and movement, journaling, music, poetry, and arts and crafts. Special programs include a visit to The MAX Governor's Recording Studio, charades, skits, and a murder mystery. …

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Mini Maestros

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 with adult admission. Limit two children per adult. Registration recommended. Register Here  

Southbound Series: Euphus Ruth

Noted photographer Euphus Ruth will demonstrate wet-plate collodion photography, a process invented by Frederick Scott Archer in 1851, from 10am–Noon at the Meridian Museum of Art, and speak about his use of historic photographic processes in relation to the Southbound exhibition from 5:30–7pm at The MAX. Ruth, who is self-taught, began making photographs using an …

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Teen Tuesdays at The MAX

Every Tuesday in July, The MAX is offering a full morning of art activities designed for teens ages 12 through 16. This drop-off program includes activities such as dance and movement, journaling, music, poetry, and arts and crafts. Special programs include a visit to The MAX Governor's Recording Studio, charades, skits, and a murder mystery. …

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Audio Engineer Summer Camp

Participants ages 14–18 will work with sound engineer Jonathan Parkison at this four-day 2.5-hour camp. Students will learn the fundamentals of sound recording techiques, tracking, recording software, recording hardware, signal routing, effects, plugins, and much more. Class size limited to 8. Registration required. $100 Members  |  $115 Non-members Register Here  

Mini Maestros

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  

HumBox: Pandemic History with Julian Rankin

Developed by the Mississippi Humanities Council, HumBox is a Virtual, Interactive Forum on current topics. Julian Rankin, director of the Walter Anderson Museum of Art, will host a Zoom HumBox presentation on Pandemic History created by Dr. Amy W. Forbes, Associate Professor of History and Director of European Studies at Millsaps College. Forbes teaches classes …

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First Saturday: Virtual Road Trip

To support the efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, the schedule of activities for our August 1 First Saturday have been revised. Join us on Saturday for these events: Make + Take 30-minute workshops from 10am–noon (limited to 9 participants), and a lecture from 10:30am–noon (limited to 7 participants) and presentation on Mississippi music …

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First Saturday: Make + Take

As part of The MAX experience, children 5 and older engage in learning fun at these 30-minute workshops. Free with museum admission. Registration required. Register Here

Southbound Series: Scott Barretta

Scott Barretta, host of the award-winning Mississippi Public Radio show “Highway 61” will present a talk about the intersection of Mississippi’s blues music and visual culture as reflected in the exhibition Southbound. A prolific writer, Barretta has edited the magazine Living Blue, published by the University of Mississippi and taught college courses on blues history. …

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Mini Maestros

Every Thursday we invite children 5 and under and their parents or caregivers to join us for an hour of guided activities including music, crafts, games, and dance. Free and open to the public. Limit two children per adult, class size limited. Registration encouraged. Register Here  

SOLD OUT! Blues Series: Jamell Richardson

The MAX is pleased to welcome Jamell Richardson back to The MAX! Known for his “B.B. King-like” facial expressions, Jimi Hendrix-style guitar tricks, his strong soulful voice, and incredible stage presence, Jamell is truly a one-of-a-kind performer. Funded in part by a grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission. Refreshments + cash bar available. Registration required. …

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Southbound Series: Will Jacks

Professor of photography at Delta State University, Jacks will speak about the image of Mississippi as reflected in music and his photographs, including those in Southbound. Jacks is the author of Po’ Monkey’s: Portrait of a Juke Joint (University Press of Mississippi, 2019) and his photographs are on display in The MAX permanent exhibition. You …

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