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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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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Brown Bag Lunch Concert: Seth Power

Our September Brown Bag Lunch Concert features singer songwriter Seth Power from Jackson. His musical style combines modern pop and soft rock with an indelible blues influence. Bring your lunch and enjoy an hour of music outdoors in The MAX Courtyard. Attendance limited to 100. Reserve your seat here. Reservations More about Seth

NightMarket

The MAX and Earth’s Bounty invite you to an end-of-summer NightMarket. Stop by The MAX for beer and wine, artists, artisans, farm vendors, food vendors, music by Seth Power, and more. Sponsored by Go Green Meridian, City of Meridian, and the Meridian Council for the Arts. Masks required for entry. Free and open to the …

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NEW DATE Lunch + A Movie: The Lion King

The Lion King stars Arkabutla-native James Earl Jones (voice) in the animated version of this inspiring film. Retired director of the Mississippi Film Commission Ward Emling will preview the film at noon. Limited seating. Registration required.

The Gestalt Gardener + Friends

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. Join Felder in the Governor’s Studio inThe MAX for the live broadcast of The Gestalt Gardener which airs Fridays at 9am and Saturdays at 10am on MPB. Limited seating. $5 admission. Registration required, reserve your seat …

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Members Only Preview: Two Exhibitions, One Opening

This Members Only Preview will allow members to preview two new exhibitions throughout the day—The Saga of Red Eye the Rooster (featuring the work of Pappy Kitchens) and Deliberately Distorted: The Pottery of George E. Ohr. At check-in for the preview, members will receive a complementary drink ticket or tickets (based on membership level) and …

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First Saturday: Mississippi Folk Art

On October’s First Saturday, the exhibition Deliberately Distorted: The Pottery of George E. Ohr opens in The MAX Changing Gallery, celebrating Mississippi’s most revolutionary potter. Here’s the schedule for the day’s events: 9am–5pm George Ohr Exhibition Open 9:30–11am Felder Rushing Yard Art Demo 10am–Noon Make + Take Workshops Enjoy free refreshments and reduced admission all …

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Exhibition: Deliberately Distorted: The Pottery of George E. Ohr

2155 Front Street, Meridian, MS

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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Casual Conversations: A Panel Discussion on George E. Ohr

Join MAX Curator and Moderator Stacey Wilson for a casual conversation about the life and work of the brilliant and eccentric art potter George E. Ohr. The panel includes Ohr-O’Keefe Museum Curator Doug Myatt, Ohr expert Dr. Ellen Lippert, Collector Jack Stevens, and MAX Historian Dr. Tony Lewis. Limited seating. Registration required, reserve your seat …

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MAXStudio: Members Only Open Studio

Join us on Thursdays beginning October 8 whenwe open up the ceramic studio to MAX members. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, take advantage of our space, state-of-the-art pottery wheels, and other equipment. All skill levels and abilities welcome to participate. Limited to 6 participants, no instruction provided. Masks and social distancing required.Fee includes …

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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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Brown Bag Lunch Concert: Kenny Suire

Join us in The MAX courtyard for music by singer songwriter Kenny Suire. Bring a lunch and a friend and enjoy your lunch hour outdoors on a beautiful fall day. Limited seating. Registration required. Register Here

After Hours: Trick or Treat at The MAX

Ghouls and ghosts of all ages are invited to trick or treat at The MAX! We’ll be handing out treats throughout the second floor galleries and serving up popcorn and lemonade in the courtyard. Free and open to the public. While treats last.

WineDown: All Red Wines

Welcome to The MAX HalloWineDown! Dress as your favorite Mississippi artist or wear your favorite Halloween costume—you could win a prize! Put together a team of 1–3 and bring three identical bottles of wine (two to taste, one for the “pot”). If your bottle wins, you’ll stock your bar with a great selection of red …

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MAXEats: Supper with Elic Purvis

Take a seat at The MAX’s chefs’ table! Enjoy a cooking demonstration, dinner, and  cocktails curated and created by local Meridian chef Elic Purvis of the updated Meridian staple, Jean’s Restaurant. Elic specializes in local produce, Mississippi-sourced ingredients, and promises an innovative take on traditional Southern cuisine. Limited seating. Registration required. $40 Members  |  $45 …

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