Archives for February 2011

Traveling Trunk policies

The University Museum offers a Traveling Trunk Education Program for first through sixth graders in North Mississippi elementary schools. Our education staff leads this program and will come to your school and engage your students in activities pertaining to art at the museum. The Museum provides all educational materials and art supplies for this program for up to 30 students. The Traveling Trunk presentation can be adjusted to your time restrictions for your convenience. We hope you take advantage of our Traveling Trunk program and let us share our knowledge with your students!
For more information or to schedule a Traveling Trunk event for your classroom please call 662-915-7075 or email

The Traveling Trunk Program will travel up to 60 miles from the University of Mississippi to conduct the presentation or another option is for you to physically check out the trunk from the University of Mississippi Museum.

Traveling Trunk Topics:
Walter Anderson
Theora Hamblett
Folk Art
African Art
Greek and Roman Art

Traveling Trunk Policies and Procedures:
Trunks are to be presented by Museum Educators or Checked-Out from the University Museum at the University of Mississippi.

Trunks checked-out must be returned within a two-week period to the University Museum.

Any lost or damaged materials are to be reported to Sarah Story, Curator of Education.

To Reserve a trunk or to inquire on a date to conduct a trunk presentation in your classroom please contact Sarah Story at 662.915.7205 or

We can do Trunk Presentations for up to 30 students with all materials provided in your classroom (We can travel 60 miles from Oxford, MS)

Click here to download a pdf of the policies.

Traveling Trunks

The University Museum Education Department offers Traveling Trunks as an outreach program. Each Trunk contains materials for an educational presentation that can be conducted by one of our Museum Educators or checked out on loan from the museum. In the trunks you will find all of the reading materials needed for an exciting classroom presentation, artifacts on the subject, and all of the supplies needed for your classes’ art project.

To reserve a Traveling Trunk or to request a presentation please contact
Sarah Story at 662915-7205 or email

Click here to read the Traveling Trunk policies.

Trunks available for Checkout or Presentation:

Folk Art
An examination of the history of folk art using examples from the University Museum’s collection.

Greek and Roman Art
A historical evaluation of the Greek and Roman art and artifacts in the David Robinson Collection at the University Museum.

Theora Hamblett
An interesting look into the life and art of Theora Hamblett.

African Art
Learn about african masks and make your own!

Walter Anderson
A survey of the art and life of Walter Anderson.

Gee's Bend Family Day!


10 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Cost: FREE to Museum Members
at the Family level and above

$5 per participant for non-members

Join us for a come-and-go day of crafts and quilts with your family. Explore our current exhibition, A Survey of Gee’s Bend Quilts, with your family and create a unique craft to take home!
This is event is open for children and parents of all ages. To reserve a spot for your child, email Sarah Story at or telephone the museum education department at 662.915.7205.


The Civil Rights Struggle: African-American G.I.s and Germany

Upcoming Exhibition

Feb. 8 – Mar. 14, 2011
Opening Reception:
Wednesday, February 9,
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

The Quilts of Gee's Bend reception

Thursday, February 3, 2011,


Join us as we’re visited by members from the Gee’s Bend Quilters Collective at the University of Mississippi Museum for “A Conversation with Gee’s Bend Quilters” during the opening reception of “A Survey of Gee’s Bend Quilts.”