The Delta Blues Museum showcases Delta Blues artists and explores the history and heritage of the music through its displays of instruments, stage outfits, and the remains of Muddy Waters’ former home.
The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art boasts more than 2,000 items in its collections and more than 25,000 square feet of galleries and exhibition areas. You’ll find a fascinating display of works ranging from one of the world’s smallest baskets to a series of 18th century Japanese woodblock prints that show the printmaking sequence step by step.
The Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum was established in 1986 to preserve and interpret the maritime history and heritage of Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It accomplishes this mission through an array of exhibits on shrimping, oystering, recreational fishing, wetlands, managing marine resources, charter boats, marine blacksmithing, wooden boat building, netmaking, catboats/Biloxi skiff, shrimp peeling machine and numerous historic photographs and objects. Recently completed, the Wade Guice Hurricane Museum within the museum features 1400 square feet of exhibition space and a state of the art theatre. The art gallery features regional and national maritime artists with exhibitions rotating throughout the year.
7. Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience (The MAX)
2155 Front St, Meridian, MS 39301, USA
Photo by Shiry
Performance & Design
PEOPLE ARE SAYING:
Elvis. Faulkner. Kermit. King. When it comes to arts and entertainment, Mississippi is a land of legends. Now it’s time to tell our story to the world. The Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience, or The MAX for short, is dedicated to showcasing Mississippi’s arts and entertainment legacy, honoring our creative legends, and inspiring tomorrow’s artists to follow their dreams.
The Museum is the home of the largest LEGO(R) railroad display in Mississippi, over 80 running scale model trains, elevated and ground level G scale trains, interactive layouts for kids to operate and enjoy, outdoor garden displays, and multiple riding trains! There are also many fun, themed outdoor railroad displays to enjoy like Jurassic Park and Futurama! We are a true generational connector with something fun for all ages. We offer field trips, corporate family days, special events & fundraisers.
The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art mission is to promote and preserve the unique legacy of Biloxi potter George E. Ohr and the diverse cultural heritage of the Mississippi Gulf Coast; and to exhibit works that exemplify the independent, innovative, and creative spirit of George Ohr, emancipated craftsman Pleasant Reed, and Ohr-O’Keefe Museum architect Frank Gehry. This mission is served through compelling exhibitions and educational experiences viewed from a fresh perspective relevant to our community, the region, and the nation with a strong focus on ceramic arts.