Archives for February 2013

Evening with the Educators



Thursday, March 21, 2013

7-9 PM
University of Mississippi Museum

Cost: FREE

Educators, join us for the inaugural Evening with the Educators for a wine and cheese reception, gallery tour, and talk by guest speaker Professor Cory Lewis. This talk and tour will explore ways that the Museum collections and programs can be utilized by teachers in the classroom.  This free program is for teachers, professors, education majors, and all interested educators. Find out more about all of the educational programs on offer here at the Museum!

Space is limited. Please RSVP to Curator of Education, Emily Dean, at or 662-915-7073.

Panel Discussion: Portraits as Landscapes, Landscapes as Portraits


The University of Mississippi Museum and the Center for the Study of Southern Culture Present Panel Discussion

Moderated by Ted Ownby with Alain Desvergnes, William Griffith, and Jay Watson.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 from 5:00-6:00 PM


Into the Flatland: Photographs by Kathleen Robbins


APRIL 16 – AUGUST 3, 2013

Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Artist’s Lecture: Monday, April 22, 2013, Noon – 1:00 p.m.

“Into the Flatland” explores familial obligation and our conflicted relationship with “home” through the photographs of the Mississippi Delta Region.

Crystal Bridges Art Trip


September 26–28, 2013

The Friends of the University Museum, in conjunction with the Academic Traveler, presents a cultural Art Trip to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. Praised in the New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, this is “the most-talked-about new museum in the United States in a generation.” Travelers will have the opportunity to visit the Arkansas Art Center and the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, on the way to and from Bentonville.

Download a printable registration form. [.pdf]

Travelers will:

The tour coordinator for Crystal Bridges excursion is Laura Antonow, former designer at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, adjunct assistant professor of art at The University of Mississippi, director of the Academic Traveler program, and Friends of the University Museum board member.

Priority registration for University Museum Members extends July 15. After July 15, registration is open to the public. The general registration deadline for the Crystal Bridges trip is August 15.

The program fee is $495 per person (double occupancy).

Included in the program cost:

  • Pre-departure educational material
  • Pre-departure lectures
  • Accommodations and porterage at the 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville, Arkansas
  • Group museum admissions and tour fees
  • Breakfast and lunch on departure day
  • Ground transportation to and from Oxford via motor coach

Excluded from the program cost:

  • Travel insurance
  • Meals, other than those listed above
  • Tips

Optional supplements:

  • Single room: $200

Questions? contact Laura Antonow at (662) 915-6511 or

Portraits as Landscapes, Landscapes as Portraits: Yoknapatawpha County in the 1960s


MARCH 5 – AUGUST 17, 2013

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 7, 2013, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Come view Alain Desvergnes’ silent images of the mythical Yoknapatawpha County inspired by the writings of Willam Faulkner.

Sponsored by Friends of the Museum and Sherwin Williams

Express Yourself! Family Activity Day

10:00 a.m. – noon

Cost: Free for UM Museum Members
$5 per child for non-members

Join us to create mud paintings and folk art sculptures inspired by the newest exhibit of self-taught artists at the UM Museum!
This workshop is designed for families
with children ages 3 and up.

Space is limited.

Click here to download the registration form.