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          Exhibit Opening: William Dunlap presents The Saga of Red Eye the Rooster

          September 29, 2020, 9:00 amMarch 7, 2021, 5:00 pm CDT
          Wed 02

          Deliberately Distorted: The Pottery of George E. Ohr

          October 3, 2020, 9:00 amJanuary 10, 2021, 5:00 pm CDT
          Wed 02

          Premiere: The 2020 MAX Hall of Fame Induction Video

          October 10, 8:00 amDecember 31, 5:00 pm CDT
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Exhibit Opening: William Dunlap presents The Saga of Red Eye the Rooster

Painter and writer William Dunlap presents The Saga of Red Eye the Rooster, an exhibition and book featuring the work of O.W. “Pappy” Kitchens. Mississippi’s own self-taught folk artist, Kitchens began painting at age 68, inspired by the oral tradition of parable and storytelling he grew-up with. The exhibit follows Red Eye’s life from foundling …

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Deliberately Distorted: The Pottery of George E. Ohr

Join us as we celebrate the eccentric genius of George E. Ohr the “Mad Potter of Biloxi.” Ohr’s work is unique in that his techniques, homemade glazes, and the shapes and forms he created pushed the art of ceramics to new limits. Deliberately Distorted features over 40 never seen before pottery pieces. Free with museum …

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Premiere: The 2020 MAX Hall of Fame Induction Video

On September 3, The MAX inducted five artists into the The MAX Hall of Fame in a COVID-19-restricted private ceremony hosted by Country Music Hall of Fame legend Marty Stuart. Musicians Bo Diddley, John Lee Hooker, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Tammy Wynette, and writer Margaret Walker were honored at the event that featured live entertainment, …

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Karaoke at The MAX

Stop by The MAX Courtyard and perform your best Jimmy Buffett classic or your favorite Christmas song at The MAX’s first karaoke experience.

POSTPONED Illustrated Talk + Book Signing with William Dunlap

Join us for a presentation on The Saga of Red Eye the Rooster, an exhibit currently on display at The MAX. Illustrated by folk artist O.W. “Pappy” Kitchens and written by author and painter William Dunlap (both Mississippians), copies of Red Eye are available for purchase in The MAX Store. Registration required.

Breakfast with Santa

Two Sessions: 9–9:45am and 10:15–11am Children ages 0–12 are invited to breakfast with Santa Claus at The MAX! We’ll sing Christmas carols, make ornaments, and socially visit with Santa. Each session is limited to 50 guests. $5 per person. Registration required. Register Here for 9am Session Register Here for 10:15am Session

Home for the Holidays Showcase

Come home for the holidays and enjoy a night of festive holiday performances by local talent at our Third Annual Home for the Holidays Showcase. Join us in the beautiful Hall of Fame gallery for a family-friendly night of live entertainment, refreshments, and a visit from a very special guest! Free. Registration required. Register Here

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

Join us at The MAX next spring 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 …

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