Can you name them all?
Elvis Presley, Morgan Freeman, Sela Ward, Faith Hill, Jim Henson, B. B. King, Oprah Winfrey, James Earl Jones, John Grisham, Walter Anderson, Eudora Welty, Jimmy Buffett — just to name a few. When it comes to arts and entertainment, one thing’s for sure: Mississippi gives rise to more than our share of legends. The MAX is the first museum in the world to honor them all in one place. Come see who they are, find out what inspired them, and spark the legend with you.
We’re glad you asked. To be considered as a Mississippi Legend, artists must have a strong connection to the state of Mississippi — either by birth, moving to the state at a young age, or calling Mississippi home for a significant portion of their career. The MAX reviews all suggested artists before adding them to our list of Legends. If you know someone who may qualify, send their name our way.