EL: All Aboard! Winter Express, Dec. 1

EL: Wire Wonders, Nov. 10, 493

Fall Family Activity Days!

Fall Family Activity Days!
The University of Mississippi Museum
Cost: FREE!
The Museum offers fun-filled activity days for children to experience with their families. These events coincide with exhibits, holidays, and other special events—enriching the museum experience for all ages.

Mysteries of Nature Family Activity Day

Mysteries of Nature Family Day

10:00 a.m. – NOON (DROP-IN)
Families will be inspired by Jaime Aelavanthara’s exhibit Where the Roots Rise and other artists who use the natural world in this fun, mixed media family day. Suitable for families with children of all ages, we will also have a special area for our youngest learners ages 0-2.

Wire Wonders Family Day

Wire Wonders Family Day

10:00 a.m. – NOON (DROP-IN)
Families will work together to create sculptures using a variety of fun materials inspired by the Museum’s special exhibit, A Long Road Back, by sculptor George Tobolowsky. Suitable for families with children of all ages, we will also have a special area for our youngest learners ages 0-2 to build.

All Aboard! Winter Express Family Day

All Aboard! Winter Express Family Day

9:00 a.m. – NOON (DROP-IN)
Formerly known as Santa’s Workshop, in this special family day we will create seasonal projects and explore as the museum comes to life with sneaky collections elves, a holiday market, and more! Suitable for families with children of all ages, we will also have a special area for our youngest learners ages 0-2.


Questions? Contact Emily McCauley at esdean@olemiss.edu or 662-915-7073.

Harvest Supper

Harvest Supper 2018

  • Friends of the Museum Board of Directors 2018–2019

    John Hardy

    Diane Scruggs
    Vice President

    Medora Justus

    Mary Thompson

    Donna Gottshall
    Member At-Large

    Ann Abadie
    Nathan Adams
    Allyson Best
    Billy Chadwick
    Gayle Henry
    Amy Lowe Lewis
    Terry Lynn
    Rebecca Phillips
    Jodi Skipper
    Mary Soloman
    Linda Spargo
    Kathryn McGraw York

Hosted by the Friends of the University Museum

Thursday, October 18, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

On the Grounds of Rowan Oak


The Friends of the Museum are excited to host the 8th annual Harvest Supper fundraiser at the home of Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner.

Harvest Supper is sold out, however, tickets may become available. If you’d like to be added to the waitlist for tickets, please contact Kate Wallace at museum@olemiss.edu or 662-915-7073.


Jonathan Kent Adams
Melanie Antonelli
Charlie Buckley
Langdon Clay
Maude Schuyler Clay
Ashleigh Coleman
Maysey Craddock
Ed Croom
Bill Dunlap
Ke Francis
John Haltom
Randy Hayes
Terry Lynn
Robert Malone
Philip Jackson
Billy Solitario
Brooke White
Carlyle Wolfe


A & N Catering
Elizabeth Heiskell


The University of Mississippi Steel Drum Band
Young Valley


Presenting Level

Madison Charitable Foundation

Diane and Dickie Scruggs

Platinum Level

Elizabeth and Will Galtney

The Self Foundation

Gold Level

Friends of Dorothy and Tom Howorth

Hardy Reed, LLC

Jet Engine Support, Inc.

Mary Sharp and Jim Rayner

Saint Leo

Amy and Zach Scruggs

Mary M. Thompson

Visit Oxford

Carol and Bill Windham

Wonderbird Spirits

Silver Level

Ann and Dale Abadie

Baptist Cancer Center

James Steven Blake

Cindy and Rusty Brown

Rex Harrison Brunt

Melissa Swetland and Danny Bulian

Ginny and Heyward Burnet

Clarence Chapman

Charter Road Hospitality, Inc.

Clark Development Group

Robin and John Cocke

Mary Ann and Steve Cockerham

Coleman Funeral Home

Dr. John Cook and Tammy Oliver-Cook

Sherry and Richard Cooper

Darrell Crawford

Trish and Jack Denton, Jr.

Jason Derrick

Kathryn and Curtis Downs

Marty and John Dunbar

Jan and Lawrence Farrington

Lassie and Harry Flowers

FNB Oxford

FNC | Corelogic

Martha Dale and Eddie Fritts

Mary Ann and Don Frugé

Reba and Lance Greer

Mary and Sam Haskell

William Haynes and Jon Massey

Gayle and Michael Henry

Holcomb Dunbar Attorneys

Howorth and Associates Architects

Hughes Brown, PLLC

J. E. Neilson Company

KTB Wealth Partners

Vikki and Price Johnson

Marla and Lowry Lomax

Rebecca and Billy Long

Olivia and Archie Manning

Mayo Mallette, PLLC

Bobby Jo and Robert McConnell

Susan and David McCormick

Becky and Ed Meek

Karen and Bruce Moore

Nancy and Ray Neilsen

Lori and Chris Newcomb

Oxford Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Ambassador John Palmer and Carol Puckett

Ready Law Office

Jodi and Claude Rives

R.J. Allen & Associates

Robert Seibels

Carolyn and Bill Simmons

Jane C. Thomas

Leigh Ann and Sean Tuohy

Douglas and Ralph Vance

Anne and Jerry Veazey

Marjorie and Beau Whittington

Bronze Level

Julia and Robert Aubrey

Dr. and Mrs. Rodney Baine

Lauren and Marc Beyers

Alicia and Jason Bouldin

Shawn and David Brevard

Cora and Jan Brusevold

Kaye H. Bryant

Byrne & Associates, PLLC

Rachel and David Calhoun

Gay and Steven Case

Julie and Billy Chadwick

Evelyn and Mike Donatelli

Edmondson Sage Dixon, PLLC

The End of All Music

Paige and Glen Evans

Anne and Dave Fair

Trudy Fisher

Jack Garner

Greg Thompson Fine Art

Lynn and James Grenfell

Laura Harper

Jane Henderson

Lenore and Mitt Hobbs

Elizabeth and Andy Howorth

Diala Chaney and Amanda Hyneman

Lori and Matthew Johnson

Sally and Jeff Justis

Gloria and Jerry Kellum

Tiffany Kilpatrick

Anna and Paul Koshenina

Amy and Slade Lewis

Little & Wilkinson Construction

Susan and Larry Martindale

Melody and John Maxey

Kyle McGrevey

Caroline and Cooper McIntosh

Carole Lynn and Joe Meadows

Susan and Tom Meredith

Donna and Charlie Merkel

Claire and Ric Miller

Susan and Guy Mitchell

Marye and Paul Moore

Oxford Treehouse Gallery

Charlotte Parks

Marianne and Steve Parks

Rebecca and Locke Phillips

Dana and Richard Pigford

Proud Larry, Inc.

Robert Saarnio

Sample & Poole Properties, LLC

Security Credit Services, LLC

Southside Art Gallery

Rose and Hubert Spears

Nancye B. Starnes

Patty and Pat Tatum

Melanie and Billy Thompson

Sonia and Wright Thompson

Trent Lott Leadership Institute

Laurie and Jeff Triplette

Trustmark Bank

Melody and John Webb

Brenda and Bill West

Kelly and Benjamin Wilkerson

Elizabeth and Alan Wolf


A&N Catering

Elizabeth Heiskel Catering

Cathead Vodka

Magnolia Rental

Magnolia Wine & Spirits

Oxford Floral

Santa’s Work/Shop

10:00 a.m. – noon

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

Families will meet at the Museum to create seasonal crafts, view the Ford Center’s annual Gingerbread House Village, and create their own winter wonderland print!

Space is limited, so pre-register today!

Call the Museum at 662-915-7073 or email esdean@olemiss.edu to reserve your spot today!
Click here to download the registration form.

Defining the Mainstream: The Southern Folk Art Experience

October 1 – December 11, 2010

Curated by Robert Krause, Doctoral Candidate in United States History, Graduate Assistant, The University of Mississippi Museum

This inaugural exhibit in the new Hattie Mae Edmonds Gallery examines the complex role of Southern Folk Art in relation to the artistic mainstream developed by historians, critics, and scholars.  Works in the exhibit include examples by artists James “Son” Thomas, Purvis Young, Mose Tolliver, Jim Sudduth, Rev. Howard Finster, Sulton Rogers, M. B. Mayfield, and Luster Willis.


The University of Mississippi Museum


The Dr. Mike L. Edmonds Endowed Fund
in memory of Hattie Mae Edmonds

and invites you to the
Dedication Ceremony
Of The Hattie Mae Edmonds Exhibit Hall


The Friends of the Museum
invite you to join or renew your membershipand attend the Annual Membership Party

Friday, October 1, 2010
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
University Avenue and 5th Street
Oxford, MS 38655


Rowan Oak

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Teacher and Student: Abstract Works of Marie Hull and Andrew Bucci

Teacher and Student: Abstract Works of Marie Hull and Andrew Bucci is organized by the Mississippi Museum of Art and supported with funds provided by the Museum’s statewide Traveling Exhibition Endowment, a fund made possible through significant private contributions matched by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, with additional funding provided by the Mississippi Arts Commission’s Arts Reinvestment Initiative.

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Mitchell Wright: The Reconstruction

Mitchell Wright (b.1976) The Snopes, 2008

July 13 – October 2, 2010

Admission is free and open to the public with suggested donation.

The art of Mitchell Wright has been described as highly emotional, intricate in its detail, and comfortable with the dynamics of the morose. Born in Verona, Mississippi, Wright utilizes memory and sentiment as foundational sources of the aesthetic experience. Contemplating notions of reminiscence and mortality while engaging the cultural influences of southern letters and music, Wright offers a window into the ghosts of the southern past and their impact on contemporary life and artistic creation.

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