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POSTPONED St. Paddy’s Day at The MAX

Wear your green and join us on the terrace (weather permitting) for a St. Paddy's Day celebration! We'll have food for sale, a cash bar (with green beer), live music by Dan Confait, and giveaways. Includes museum admission. $5 Adults  |  $1 Kids  |  Free for members.

POSTPONED 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  

POSTPONED 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  

POSTPONED 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.  

POSTPONED First Saturday: Grow Your Own

In April, First Saturday focuses on nature and horticulture. Don't miss these events! 9:30–11:30am, Lecture and Plant Swap with Felder Rushing;  10am–1pm, Make + Take Workshop; 1–2pm, Art as Creative Healing with Mattie Codling; and 2:30–3:30pm, Floral Arranging with Jo Beth Bounds. Enjoy reduced admission, free refreshments all day, a culinary-themed scavenger hunt, and food …

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POSTPONED Walter Anderson and the Process of Creative Healing

Often misunderstood, Walter Anderson battled mental illness for the majority of his adult life. Mattie Codling, Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Ocean Springs, analyzes Anderson’s growth as an artist based on theories of art as a therapeutic mechanism. Learn how artists’ creativity is a tool for psychological …

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POSTPONED Floral Arranging Demonstration

Learn the basics of floral arranging from Jo Beth Bounds, The MAX Store manager, in this one-hour demonstration. Limited seating. Registration recommended.

POSTPONED The Gestalt Gardener + Friends Live at The MAX

The Gestalt Gardener is a long-time favorite on MPB Think Radio, thanks to Felder’s laid-back, your-neighbors-might-talk-but-so-what approach to gardening. This week, Felder interviews Scarlett Miller from Van Zyverden, Inc. and Melinda Causey from the Garden Clubs of Mississippi LIVE at The MAX. The first 10 registrants will attend the live recording session inside the recording …

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POSTPONED Brown Bag Lunch Concert: Sam Mooney

Join us as we welcome Sam Mooney back to The MAX for our April Brown Bag Lunch concert. Bring a friend and enjoy your lunch in The MAX Courtyard. Free and open to the public.

POSTPONED JJ Grey and MoFro Concert

As part of the Jimmie Rodgers Festival line-up, JJ Grey and Mofro and opening act Royal Horses will perform in The MAX Courtyard. Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm. Rain or shine. For more information about the Jimmie Rodgers Festival, visit jimmierodgersmusicfestival.com For ticket prices and to purchase tickets, visit ardenland.net.  

POSTPONED Spring Night Market

There’s something for everyone at The MAX Spring Night Market! The MAX is partnering with Earth’s Bounty, Go Green Meridian, and Meridian Council for the Arts for an evening of live music, beer and wine, artists, artisans, farm vendors, food trucks, and much more. Free and open to the public.

Blues Series: Vasti Jackson

Don't miss Vasti Jackson, world-renowned guitarist and vocalist, Mississippi living blues legend, cultural ambassador, 2012 Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame inductee, and 2015 Albert King Lifetime Guitar Award recipient, at Maxie's Juke Joint! As an artist, Vasti is known for sweat-drenched, soul-ripping live performances marked by some of the most stunning and innovative guitar playing …

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First Saturday: The MAX Drive Thru

Join us for a Drive Thru First Saturday! The MAX galleries will be open, with social distancing recommended. Don’t miss these events, all held outdoors in The MAX courtyard: Live music with Daniel Houze from noon–1pm and a Floral Arranging Demonstration with Jo Beth Bounds from 1:30–2:30pm. And you’ll receive a free goody bag. For …

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Brown Bag Lunch Concert: Cole Hill

Every third Thursday of the month is The MAX Brown Bag Lunch Concert series, featuring artists from across Mississippi. Bring your lunch and join us for June's concert with Purvis-native Cole Hill—guitarist, songwriter, and smooth soulful singer. Free and open to the public.

WineDown: All Varietals

Welcome back to The MAX WineDown! For this special edition of the WineDown, your team can bring three identical bottles of any varietal. If your wine earns the “Best Bottle” title, you’ll stock your bar with a great selection of wine for your next party! Rules of the Game: Put together teams of 1–3 participants. …

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Lunch + A Movie: Glory

The first film in The MAX Summer Film Series is Glory (1989), featuring Morgan Freeman as Sergeant Major John Rawlins set during the American Civil War. Join us at noon in the Group Lobby for a behind-the-scenes preview of the movie with Ward Emling, Retired Director of the Mississippi Film Commission. The full-length film will …

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Summer Film Series: Glory

This summer The MAX film series will feature Mississippi actors and filmmakers. First up, Glory (1989), starring Morgan Freeman as Sergeant Major John Rawlins. Glory is the story of the all-black 54th Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry that figured in one of the bloodiest actions of the American Civil War. The full-length film will be …

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Virtual Lecture: The South in Color

In connection with the Southbound exhibition, Dr. William Ferris, Eminent Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, will present a virtual lecture on color photography in the South. The lecture will be screened at The MAX and streamed via Facebook …

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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. Museum admission not included. Limit two children per adult. Registration recommended. Register Here

Lunch + A Movie: Dark Crystal

Jim Henson redefined fantasy filmmaking with his film Dark Crystal, released in 1982. Join us for background on this cult classic as Ward Emling, retired director of the Mississippi Film Commission, previews the film at noon. Free and open to the public. Other films in the series: Girls! Girls! Girls!, 7/17; and The Lion King, 8/21.

Southbound Series: Bill Steber

Tennessee photographer Bill Steber is one of 56 artists featured in the exhibit Southbound: Photos of and about the New South currently on view at The MAX and The Meridian Museum of Art. Steber will present an illustrated lecture about his photography chronicling Mississippi's blues musicians, juke joints and folk traditions. He is also a …

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Summer Film Series: Dark Crystal

Mississippi filmmaker Jim Henson redefined fantasy filmmaking with 1982’s The Dark Crystal. Filled with puppet-animated creatures, Henson’s film takes us on a quest to find a magical crystal that will restore order to his world. The full-length film will be screened at 8pm, doors open at 7:30. Free and open to the public. Rated PG-13,  film …

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State Games Corn Hole Competition

The MAX is proud to sponsor the 2020 State Games of Mississippi Inaugural Corn Hole Competition. The competition will be held on our new lawn—bring a lawn chair and settle in for a day of fun and games. For more information on the games and to register for the competition in advance, visit StateGamesofMS.org; or …

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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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After Hours at The MAX

Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience 2155 Front Street, Meridian

Join us on the terrace for After Hours at The MAX. We'll have live music by Dustin Pounders at 5:30; free hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar all evening; drawings for free giveaways, and reduced admission (exhibits open until 7pm). $5 Adults  |  $1 Youth  |  Free for kids 5 + under  | Members are …

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