MTV Family Day

Celebrating MTV Turns Forty - Free Admission All Day

Join us for MTV Family Day, celebrating our new exhibit, MTV at Forty: I Still Want My MTV. Attendees will be able to explore the Museum exhibits and participate in art activities with Delta Arts Alliance. Other scheduled events will include an MTV gallery talk and a Drum Fit education workshop with Museum staff.

Admission into the Museum exhibits plus all Family Day activities is FREE for all attendees.


Calendar of Events:

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  –  Explore Museum Exhibits & Participate in Art Activities with Delta Arts Alliance. Food Vendors will be available on site.

11 a.m.  – Gallery Talk with Museum Staff

1 p.m. – Drum Fit Education Workshop

*All times are subject to change without prior notice.

MTV Turns Forty: I Still Want My MTV marks the 40th anniversary since the launch of the iconic brand on Aug. 1, 1981. The first major exhibition to be curated by the GRAMMY Museum Mississippi, MTV Turns Forty will explore the history of the iconic music brand—from the role of native Mississippian, Bob Pittman, in the concept and execution of an idea that revolutionized the music industry, to why, nearly four decades later, people across the world still scream, “I want my MTV.” The exhibit will be on display at GRAMMY Museum Mississippi through summer 2022. Read more about the new exhibit here.


MTV Turns Forty is sponsored in part by the Maddox Foundation. Exhibit partners include MTV and Hard Rock International. Additional support is provided by corporate sponsors DittyTV, Entergy and Millsaps College in Mississippi. Sponsors for the weekend opening events include Visit Mississippi, Mississippi Humanities Council and The King’s Daughters and Sons Circle Number 2.