From Mississippi came the Delta Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Country Music, and the International Ballet Competition; as well as Oscar and Emmy winning actors, Pulitzer Prize winning authors, composers, playwrights and visual artists that have exhibited around the world, and a recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature.
In fact, in 2014 two Mississippians were awarded the Pulitzer Prize: Donna Tartt for The Goldfinch and John Luther Adams for his orchestra composition Become Ocean. Natasha Trethewey, another Mississippi winner of a Pulitzer Prize, was appointed and served as United States Poet Laureate from 2012 through 2014.
On the heels of these stories are many others that have yet to be told. The MAX is proud to highlight some of Mississippi’s brightest up-and-coming stars in every area of the arts, and the organizations that help to encourage and support them.