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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Mini Maestros

Children 5 and under are invited to enjoy guided activities including music, crafts, dance, and games. Free for toddlers and their parents/caregivers. Free and open to the public. Limit two children per adult. Class size limited. Registration encouraged. Register Here

Southbound Series: Stacey Wilson

Stacey Wilson, Curator of Exhibitions at The MAX, will speak about the relationships between visual imagery, class, and race as reflected in photographs on view in Southbound. You can join us live at The MAX, or participate from home via Facebook Live.

Mini Maestros

Spend this morning at The MAX! Every Thursday we invite children 5 and under and their parents or caregivers to join us for an hour of fun—music, crafts, games and dance. And on the third Thursday of the month, you're welcome to stay for our Brown Bag Lunch Concert, this month featuring The MAX's own …

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Brown Bag Lunch Concert: LaQuinton Holliday

Spend your lunch hour at The MAX for our August Brown Bag Concert featuring The MAX’s own LaQuinton Holliday! Described as a young man with an old soul, LaQuinton's inspiration comes from every genre of music. Whether it’s funk, rock, or R&B, his inspiration shines through his music. Free and open to the public.

SOLD OUT! WineDown: Rosé

The WineDown: Rosé is sold out, but if you’d like to be on a waiting list, click on the link below. Join us after dinner for a Rosé wine tasting at The MAX. If your wine earns the “Best Bottle” title, you’ll stock your bar with a great selection of wine! Rules of the Game: …

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Southbound Series: Titus Brooks Heagins

North Carolina photographer and Southbound participant Titus Heagins will speak about his quest to represent the true and complete realities of poverty and despair cast against resilience and hope in the South. Heagins’ photographs are in the collections of the Smithsonian Institution, North Carolina Museum of Art, and Casa de Africa in Havana, Cuba. You …

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Mini Maestros

Children 5 and under are invited to enjoy guided activities including music, crafts, dance, and games. Free for toddlers and their parents/caregivers. Free and open to the public. Limit two children per adult. Class size limited. Registration required. Register Here

Southbound Series: Tony Lewis

Dr. Richard Anthony Lewis, Curator of Education at The MAX, will speak about the relationship between photographers working in the South during the Great Depression and contemporary images in Southbound. The talk will explore the commonalities and differences between the government-sponsored program in the 1930s and independent photographers working today. You can join us live …

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First Saturday: The MAX Hall of Fame

Join us as we celebrate the 2020 MAX Hall of Fame inductees: Musicians Tammy Wynette, Bo Diddley, John Lee Hooker, Jerry Lee Lewis, and writer Margaret Walker! Take our Hall of Fame-themed scavenger hunt and learn about all 28 Mississippi legendary artists represented in the Hall. Kids can create a Hall of Fame-themed souvenir at …

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Recurring

MAXStudio: Wheel Thrown Ceramics

Sign up now for our fall ceramics class, taught by Dillan Ladner. Experience creating one-of-a-kind pottery in this eight-week course every Tuesday, September 15–November 3. Students will learn and practice ceramics techniques of throwing and glazing. All materials and firing included in course fee. Class size limited to six students ages 16+. Registration required. $160 …

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