Archives for May 2017

Summer Open Studio Drop-In Days

OPen studio

Celebrate American Art

July 5, 6, and 7

10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. (DROP-IN)
The University of Mississippi Museum
COST: FREE! Closed on July 4th

Celebrate the week of Fourth of July by exploring the diversity of our Contemporary American Art exhibit. Learn about the immigrant backgrounds of famous American artists like Georgia O’Keefe. Families with children of all ages, drop in to our open studio and help us complete a community diversity map and draw patriotic self-portraits that celebrate our shared heritage as Americans.

Fitting In at the Museum

July 24–28

10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. (DROP-IN)
The University of Mississippi Museum

Everyone fits in at the University Museum! Families with children of all ages, come explore our newest exhibit, Love = Love by Kent Rogowski and help us piece together a community project and assemble your own puzzle piece relief sculpture to take home from our drop-in open studio!

The Artist’s Sketch: Biography of Painter Kate Freeman Clark Lecture

Thursday, June 8, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

Carolyn Brown presents The Artist’s Sketch:
Biography of Painter Kate Freeman Clark.

Book signing and reception to follow lecture.

“In the book I write that the stated intentions of Clark’s will are quite extraordinary: She envisioned building a permanent gallery for her artwork and she hoped that her home, Freeman Place, and its contents, could “fill some useful social or artistic function, such as a museum, library, art gallery or a civic guest house or woman’s club.” She also recognized that her extensive clothing collection, “costumes and apparel of sufficient interest and preservation to illustrate fashions and manners … (could) show the amazing change between 1914 to 1933 minds, modes and manners, etc.” She was concerned about her legacy since she left no direct heirs. In her will, much to the surprise of her home town of Holly Springs, Clark left her paintings stored at a warehouse in New York for over forty years, and money to build an art gallery.” said Brown.

Author of Art in Mississippi, 1720-1980, Patti Carr Black said, “Mississippi’s most nationally admired artist during her lifetime is not widely known today. Kate Freeman Clark of Holly Springs exhibited her work at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, The Corcoran Gallery, The Carnegie Institute, New York School of Art, the Society of American Artists, and other prominent galleries in the Northeast. Cheers for Carolyn J. Brown’s well-written, well-researched, and beautifully illustrated biography.”

This lecture complements the University of Mississippi Museum’s current exhibition: Lasting Impressions: Restoring Kate Freeman Clark.

Made in Mississippi Summer Family Activity Day!


10:00 a.m. – Noon (DROP-IN)
The University of Mississippi Museum

Presented by Visit Oxford and the University Museum, this family day celebrates the Mississippi Bicentennial. Families will travel to different cities in Mississippi and learn about some of the artists that have left a lasting legacy over the past 200 years of statehood! All activities are free.

All ages are welcome—we will even have a play space for our Buie Babies (ages 0-2)!

Oxford’s own Oxsicles will be selling their signature pops at the event!

The Double Decker bus will be offering rides departing from the Museum front entrance starting at 11:00 a.m.

Questions? Contact Emily Dean McCauley at or 662-915-7073.

Sponsored by:

Summer Sunset Series 2018

Summer Sunset Series

Sundays in June

Music in the Grove


6:00 p.m.


June 3
Mississippians Jazz Ensemble (Jazz)

Presented by Yoknapatawpha Arts Council

June 10
Black Water Trio (Acoustic)

Presented by the University of Mississippi Museum and Historic Houses

June 17
Kit Thorn Band

Presented by the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Foundation

June 24
Sam Mooney (Folk)

Presented by the Ole Miss Student Union

Also sponsored by:

Yoknapatawpha Arts Council
Visit Oxford
Ole Miss Student Union
Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Foundation
University and Public Events
University Communications

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