Archives for September 2012

Rolland Golden, River and Reverie: Paintings of the Mississippi


Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Part of the Oxford Art Crawl

Due to the number of works in this exciting show, the gallery will be reinstalled with a second series of works running from November 6-December 8, 2012. Visit again to see new, breathtaking pieces by Rolland Golden!

In the words of Rolland Golden:

“I have always had an attachment to the Mississippi River.  In the 1930’s and 40’s, I grew up in various parts of Mississippi and also visited my Grandmother, who lived on Sixth Street in New Orleans.  We would sit on her front steps and listen to the ships’ horns, just five blocks away.  Later, as an artist, my wife, children and I lived in the French Quarter, never more than 4 or 5 blocks from the river.

The Mississippi River has a timelessness about itself; yet, it had a beginning thousands of years ago.  It is replete with history from end-to-end; yet, is stoic about its storied past.  When I stand and look at it, a strange sense of melancholy comes over me – I don’t know why.  The river is immune to such emotions; but, it exudes them.

It is beautiful, powerful, frightening and majestic – all at the same time.  It has spawned many things over its ancient past from the Delta lands or either side, along with countless lakes when it decided to change its course.  Plantation homes wanted to be near to utilize it for shipping cotton to Europe.

I have tried to capture the four aspects of this great river in my paintings: beauty, power, frightening and majestic.”

Harvest Supper on the Grounds of Rowan Oak


Friends of the University Museum

Harvest Supper on the
Grounds of Rowan Oak

Thursday, October 10th, 2013, 7:00 p.m.

Following the Annual Membership Party

Last year’s Harvest Supper was a magical
experience. So mark your calendars now
to join us for another enchanted evening
at Rowan Oak.

We are pleased to announce that this remarkable event
will feature food from Woodson Ridge Farms and
music from Shannon McNally.

$125 Per Ticket

Proceeds to Benefit the University Museum and Historic Houses

RSVP to this special event by calling 662.915.7073 or email

Harvest Supper Auction

Lowering Sky
William Dunlap

Starting bid is at $1,650.

In-person and phone bids can be made at the UM Museum.  All absentee bids and/or telephone bid should be made to the Museum by 5 PM Wednesday, October 9, 2013.  We may not be able to properly execute the bids received after that time.  For more information, please call 662.915.7073.

Auction to take place during Harvest Supper.

Board Members 2013:

Jason Bouldin,
Past President

Dorothy Howorth,

Ginny Terry,

Amy Lowe Lewis,

Carlyle Wolfe,

Lynn Wilkins,

Laura Antonow
Dianne Fergusson
Mary Ann Frugé
Gay Graeber
Blair Hobbs
Erin Abbott Kirkpatrick
Terry Lynn
Lane McCluer
Ron Nurnberg
Jimmy Thomas