Explore THE MAX

What is it about Mississippi that inspired so many artists and creators? THE MAX takes visitors on a vivid journey through Mississippi land and culture in search of the answer to that very question.

Come experience Mississippi’s deepest cultural influences firsthand, from rowdy juke joints to rustic church pews, and you just may find some inspiration yourself.

Explore THE MAX

The Home

The Home
Come to the place where it all began. Discover some of the earliest influences of Mississippi’s now-famous creative legends, and see some of their first artistic expressions.

Welcome Home >

The Church

The Church
For generations of Mississippi artists, The Church represents more than religious faith. It is a rich source of inspiration, and often, the first place where an artist’s creativity is expressed in a public setting.

Experience The Church >

The People

The People
Just as a place can shape an artist’s work, the presence of artists can influence a place. Explore the dynamic relationship between artist and place, and see how places in Mississippi are shaped by the artists who call them home.

People and Places >

The Community

The Community
A sense of belonging is an important part of Mississippi culture. Especially for artists. See how artists find inspiration and support through community, and how they use creativity to bring people together.

Celebrate Community >

The Land

The Land
From the coastline to the red hills to Delta flatlands, artists from all over Mississippi find inspiration in the land. Learn all about Mississippi’s unique natural landscapes and the artists and artwork they inspired.

Explore The Land >

The World

The World
Now that you’ve seen how Mississippi has influenced our artists, come take a look at all the exciting ways Mississippians have influenced creativity around the world and in every area of the arts.

See The World >