Archives for March 2015



Oxford Artists Explore the Museum’s Vault

12:30 p.m. Panel Discussion
2:30 p.m. Studio Visits
5:30 p.m. 2nd Annual Rowan Oak Mint Julep Party


Saturday, May 2, 2015

Jason Bouldin

Jason Bouldin

Carlyle Wolfe

Carlyle Wolfe

Terry Lynn

Terry Lynn

Join Friends for an afternoon of conversation with three artists from our community about what inspires them. We start at the University Museum with a moderated panel discussion. Each artist on the panel explored the Museum’s vault and selected inspiring artwork to share. The afternoon continues with intimate visits to the artists’ studios. We finish with an early summer garden party at Rowan Oak.

Participants are encouraged to participate in any or all of the three activities.

Moderated Panel Discussion
12:30 p.m.

Each artist on the panel explored the Museum’s vault and selected inspiring artwork to share. We hope that their unique ways of seeing and experiencing their selections from the Museum’s collection will inspire participants to engage with the artwork that sparks their imaginations in new, personal ways.

Studio Visits
2:30 p.m.

Jason Bouldin
Terry Lynn
Carlyle Wolfe
Interested in participating in studio visits?
Please help us plan by contacting Rebecca Phillips at the Museum to register, 662-915-7028.
Participants are encouraged to carpool. Directions to studios will be given out at the museum.

2nd Annual Rowan Oak Mint Julep Party
5:30 p.m.
Information here about the Garden Party.

CONVERSATIONS is a series of programs designed to foster in-depth dialogues about the practices of artists, curators, critics, and collectors.

Sponsored by Friends of the Museum

EL: Lets Move April 18

Let’s Move! Family Activity Day


Saturday, May 5, 2018

10:00 A.M.-NOON (Drop-in)

Cost: FREE
All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of this program.
Get the whole family outdoors and active exploring art and nature through fun activities along the Bailey’s Woods Trail. Families of all ages start off in the Museum parking lot and continue the adventure down the trail all the way to Rowan Oak! Transportation back to the Museum will be available.

Weather permitting.


Sponsored by Baptist Memorial Hospital: North Mississippi
Thank you to all of our donors who made #FREEFAMILYDAYS possible!



Artist’s Lecture: Brief Encounters by Martin Arnold


Wednesday, March 25, 2015, noon

Figure painter, Martin Arnold, will give a lecture about his work. He will describe how he approaches his paintings as psychological studies and how they differ from portraits. While viewers are studying the paintings, he wants them to sense the subjects are returning their scrutiny. Arnold’s studio is located in Starkville.

MG: Applying Sustainable…April 30

MG: Challenges of a Difficult Landscape April 23

MG: Beyond Azaleas April 16

MG: Blooms Gone Wild April 9

2016 Master Gardeners Museum Series


The University of Mississippi Museum in association with
The Master Gardeners of Lafayette County present

The 2016 Master Gardener
Spring Lecture Series

April 7, 14, 21, 28, 2016
Each day at noon-1:00 p.m

Jeff Wilson is from Mississippi State University and will be speaking about lawns.

Ground Covers
Suzanne Askew, from the Dixon in Memphis, will be speaking about Ground Covers.

Shrubs and Hedges
Dr. Leila Kelly, from Mississippi State University Extension Service will be speaking about shrubs and hedges.

Trees in the Landscape
Terran Arwood, from Woodland Tree, will be speaking about Trees in the Landscape.

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