Hall of Fame
360 degrees of Mississippi star power.
Want to get closer to the stars?
Take a walk through our iconic Hall of Fame. In this 360-degree exhibit, the tremendous impact of Mississippians in the arts and entertainment world will literally surround you.
As the grand centerpiece of The MAX, our Hall of Fame rotunda soars two stories tall, encircling visitors on all sides with a spectacular multimedia display.
This immersive, multisensory experience invites interaction and fuels imagination through touch-screens, sound and moving imagery.
Here, visitors of all ages will encounter faces, works and stories of world-famous musicians, actors and media personalities, visual artists, authors and other arts and entertainment legends who trace their roots to Mississippi.
Just how many stars will you find in our Hall of Fame? Some say too many to count. But it’s fun to try.
Meet the 2019 Hall of Fame class – Tammy Wynette, Bo Diddley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Margaret Walker Alexander and John Lee Hooker. These five artists join Walter Inglis Anderson, Jimmy Buffett, William Eggleston, William Faulkner, Morgan Freeman, John Grisham, Jim Henson, Robert Johnson, James Earl Jones, B.B. King, Willie Morris, George Ohr, Elvis Presley, Leontyne Price, Charley Pride, Jimmie Rodgers, Sela Ward, Muddy Waters, Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams, Oprah Winfrey, Howlin’ Wolf, and Richard Wright in The MAX Hall of Fame gallery. Each year, new inductees will join this list of influential men and women as we celebrate the best of Mississippi’s artistic talents!