Archives for November 2011

Mini Masters

SPRING 2012: 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

$30 (semester fee) per child for members at the family level and above

$40 (semester fee) per child for non-members

1. February 8:

Create a Greek vase using crayon and tempera paint.

2. February 22

Create a folk art sculpture out of clay.

3. March 7:

Learn about Georgia O’Keeffe and create your own 3-D flowers.

4. March 21:

Design and decorate your own kite.

5. April 11:

Learn how to write your name in Chinese characters with ink and a bamboo brush.

6. April 25:

Make your own folk art painting on plexiglass.

7. May 2:

Explore On the Silk Road and the High Seas: Chinese ceramics, culture, and
commerce and create a dragon puppet.

8. May 16:

Collect leaves in Bailey’s Woods and create leaf prints.

Click here to download the registration form.

Moveable Type Truck

The University Museum and The Powerhouse present:


Participate in a fun and free Printmaking Day with Kyle Durrie as her “Moveable Type” truck makes a stop in Oxford!

Find out about Kyle and her Moveable Type Truck:

Where: University Museum on University Ave. and 5th St.

When: Drop-in from 3:00–7:00 p.m., January 17, 2012

Who: Families and groups ages 8+

We look forward to sharing this great opportunity with you!

Introducing Two New Winter Yoga Workshops

Introducing Two New Winter Yoga Workshops:

Body, Breath, and Words:
A Workshop in Creative Writing and Yoga

Saturday, December 10

1 P.M. — 4 P.m.

$40 for the general public

$30 for museum members

$20 for students with I.D.

In the beautiful setting of the University Museum, explore the deep connections between body, breath, and words with poet and yoga instructor Ann Fisher-Wirth. Participants will spend the afternoon alternating between breathing exercises (pranayama), simple yoga poses (asanas), and writing prompts, designed to help you discover your own creativity, experience the linguistic richness of both memory and improvisation, and—simply—have some fun.

Please bring a journal and notebook or pen.

Shake the Holiday Stress Yoga Workshop

Saturday, December 17

10 A.M. — 12 P.M.

$30 for the general public

$25 for museum members

$15 for students with I.D.

Do the holidays leave you feeling more jangle-y than jingle-y? If so, you’re not alone. While the next few weeks can be some of our lives’ most joyful, the desire to meet the season’s expectations and demands can also be overwhelming and stressful.

Centuries of practice have shown that yoga is an effective tool in decreasing the physical and mental effects of stress. Lethargy, insomnia, anxiety, achiness, and grumpiness (‘grinch’-iness) are just a few of the ways stress can manifest. Treat yourself, or someone you’d love to see journey through life’s hectic moments a little more easily, to an early holiday gift.

These workshops are designed for all ages and all abilities; participants are asked to wear comfortable clothes. To learn more or register for one (or both) of these workshops, Click here to download the registration forms and return to the UM Museum.

Questions? Call 662.236.5035 or e-mail

The UM Museum's Annual Holiday Collectible is Now Available!

The University of Mississippi Museum’s Annual Holiday Collectible is Now Available!

Featuring the painting “Christmas Trees” by Oxford’s beloved visionary artist, Theora Hamblett, the gold-plated, commemorative keepsake is available for $20 plus tax.

Collectibles from previous years –featuring the Barnard Observatory, Old Skipwith House, Brandt Memory House, the Lyceum, Ventress Hall, Lafayette County Courthouse, Oxford City Hall, the “Ole Miss” athletic jersey logo, William Faulkner’s Rowan Oak, and the Theora Hamblett House – can also be purchased individually for $20 each plus tax or as a set of eleven for $200 plus tax.

Orders can be placed through the Museum Store from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, or with credit card by telephoning 662-915-7073. Orders to be shipped must be placed by Dec. 15 and require a shipping and handling fee.

Museum members and Friends of the Museum receive a 10% discount on all merchandise in the Museum Store.

For more information, call 662-915-7073 or visit


Art Zone Class Exhibition Reception


5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

The University of Mississippi Museum

Bring your family for a reception honoring the Fall 2011 ArtZone students. Student work will be exhibited in the museum. Refreshments will be served.

Questions should be sent to Sarah Story at or telephone the museum education department at 662.915.7205.

Snowflake Bentley Activity Day!


10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

$8 per child for Museum Members at the Family level and above

$12 per participant for non-members

Drop off your kids for a fun-filled session of holiday gift-making! We will learn about the artist Snowflake Bentley and visit the Ford Center gingerbread house display.

Questions: email or call Sarah Story at

Click here to download the registration form.

Art Zone class schedule • Spring 2012

Register your child(ren) for a fun-filled session of gift-making and art activities for kids ages 5-12. Reservations are required. Each week children will learn a new way to make art pertaining to exhibits at the museum.

Also, every other week children will learn how to make creative, healthy snacks! Fifteen children per class.

COST: $50 (semester fee) per family for Museum Members at Family level and above

$130 (semester fee) per family for non-members

Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

12 weeks | Feb. 7 – May 3

The University of Mississippi Museum


Chinese Calligraphy

Children will experience the art and culture of Chinese calligraphy and Chinese ink painting through watercolor painting and Chinese instrumental music.

Life in Ancient Greece

Children will gain insight into Greek culture by creating and painting mythological characters.

Chinese Shadow Puppets

Children will learn how to make Chinese puppets. The older group will present a puppet show to the younger group.

Chinese instruments

Children will learn about Chinese instruments and make their own Chinese rattle drum.

Gyotaku Japanese Fish Printing

Students will learn about Japanese culture through this printmaking tradition. 

Tomb figure of a Horse

Students study the importance of horses in ancient cultures. They will learn how to write a five-sense poem and make their own horse figurine.

African Art

Children will look at the Senufo carvings on doors in our exhibit and design their own door.

Folk Art from the Ferris collection

Children will study the Folk Art exhibit and make their own collage on wood inspired by Sulton Rogers.

Folk Art from the Ferris collection

Children will study the Folk Art exhibit and Make their own soap carving with Popsicle sticks inspired by Luster Willis.

Decorative Fans

Children will learn about the decorative fans in our collection and create their own. 

African Mask

Children will learn about the African Art Exhibit and make an African Mask collage with seeds, construction paper, and beads.


Children will learn how to draw Egyptian figures.


  • Complete and return the registration form (available at the Museum or download here) and pay a registration fee by cash or check.
  • Registration deadline is December 9th
  • You will receive a confirmation by email

Questions? Contact Sarah Story at 662.915.7205 or