Mini Masters

These fun, drop-in workshops for toddlers and a parent/guardian will be offered
on alternating dates at the Powerhouse and the University Museum.

Cost: $5 per family for each drop-in session
Pre-registration is not required.

All classes are on Thursdays from 3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Powerhouse Dates:

Learn to create with local artist,
Andi Bedsworth.

  1. Feb. 15: Working with Shape: Circles
  2. Mar. 8: Working with Color: Rainbows
  3. Apr. 12: Robots


413 S. 14th Street
Oxford, MS 38655

Museum Dates:

Be inspired to make art based on
Museum artifacts and exhibits.

  1. Feb. 22: Walter Anderson Stamping
  2. Mar. 22: Maysey Craddock: Nature Shapes
  3. Apr. 26: Double Decker: Oxford Artists in the Museum Collection

2012 Master Gardener Spring Lecture Series

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

The 2012 Master Gardener
Spring Lecture Series

April 5, 12, 19, 26, 2012
Each day at noon

Designing a Low Maintenance Landscape
by Jeff Wilson, Horticulture Agent for the 
Northeast Mississippi District of the Mississippi 
State Extension Service
Mr. Wilson will be discussing how to survey your site and come up with a low maintenance design including suggestions for plant material.

Attracting Wildlife to your Garden
by Margaret Gratz, Author of the ‘Earth Lady’ column for the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Mrs. Gratz will show you plants and design principles to attract birds and butterflies to your garden throughout the seasons.

Designing Container Gardens
by Dr. Lelia Kelly, Consumer Horticultural Specialist for the Mississippi State Extension Service
Dr. Kelly will discuss the benefits of container gardening along with the plan for success in this
type of gardening.

Gardening on the Wild Side with Nature’s Most Important Plants
by Sherra Owens, Specialist in native plants and Master Gardener in Lee and Union Counties
Mrs. Owens will show you how to design a garden for the five senses using natives and successful
plants for this area.

Discrimination based upon race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or veteran’s status is a violation of federal and state law and MSU policy and will not be tolerated. Discrimination based upon sexual orientation or group affiliation is a violation of MSU policy and will not be tolerated.

Moveable Type Truck

The University Museum and The Powerhouse present:


Participate in a fun and free Printmaking Day with Kyle Durrie as her “Moveable Type” truck makes a stop in Oxford!

Find out about Kyle and her Moveable Type Truck:

Where: University Museum on University Ave. and 5th St.

When: Drop-in from 3:00–7:00 p.m., January 17, 2012

Who: Families and groups ages 8+

We look forward to sharing this great opportunity with you!

Introducing Two New Winter Yoga Workshops

Introducing Two New Winter Yoga Workshops:

Body, Breath, and Words:
A Workshop in Creative Writing and Yoga

Saturday, December 10

1 P.M. — 4 P.m.

$40 for the general public

$30 for museum members

$20 for students with I.D.

In the beautiful setting of the University Museum, explore the deep connections between body, breath, and words with poet and yoga instructor Ann Fisher-Wirth. Participants will spend the afternoon alternating between breathing exercises (pranayama), simple yoga poses (asanas), and writing prompts, designed to help you discover your own creativity, experience the linguistic richness of both memory and improvisation, and—simply—have some fun.

Please bring a journal and notebook or pen.

Shake the Holiday Stress Yoga Workshop

Saturday, December 17

10 A.M. — 12 P.M.

$30 for the general public

$25 for museum members

$15 for students with I.D.

Do the holidays leave you feeling more jangle-y than jingle-y? If so, you’re not alone. While the next few weeks can be some of our lives’ most joyful, the desire to meet the season’s expectations and demands can also be overwhelming and stressful.

Centuries of practice have shown that yoga is an effective tool in decreasing the physical and mental effects of stress. Lethargy, insomnia, anxiety, achiness, and grumpiness (‘grinch’-iness) are just a few of the ways stress can manifest. Treat yourself, or someone you’d love to see journey through life’s hectic moments a little more easily, to an early holiday gift.

These workshops are designed for all ages and all abilities; participants are asked to wear comfortable clothes. To learn more or register for one (or both) of these workshops, Click here to download the registration forms and return to the UM Museum.

Questions? Call 662.236.5035 or e-mail

Snowflake Bentley Activity Day!


10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

$8 per child for Museum Members at the Family level and above

$12 per participant for non-members

Drop off your kids for a fun-filled session of holiday gift-making! We will learn about the artist Snowflake Bentley and visit the Ford Center gingerbread house display.

Questions: email or call Sarah Story at

Click here to download the registration form.

Brown Bag Lecture: Brent Funderburk


“Walter Anderson’s Ecstasy:
The Nearly Lost Masterworks, Finally Found”

Brent Funderburk, painter, teacher, speaker, and occasional curator, will discuss his own experiences with the Gulf Coast and his thirty-year engagement with the mystical world, art, and life of Walter Inglis Anderson

12:00 noon-1:00 p.m


A renowned professor, painter, writer, and speaker, Brent Funderburk received his BFA and MFA in Painting/Drawing from East Carolina University School of Art. Since his move to Mississippi in 1982, he has developed an impressive repertoire of articles, curatorial experiences, classes, and lecture series exploring the art and nature of the Gulf Coast, specifically the art of Walter Anderson. He presently teaches at Mississippi State University.

Funderburk will present the lecture “Walter Anderson’s Ecstasy: The Nearly Lost Masterworks, Finally Found” from 12-1pm on October 26, 2011 at the University Museum. This event is open to the public and light refreshments will be provided.

Brown Bag Lecture: Ole Miss Art Graduate Students



Come listen to the Ole Miss Art Graduate students talk about their artwork that will be on display around Oxford this fall. PB&J (or honey) will be provided.




Show #1:  Rebecca Flake, Martin Arnold, Hosik Kim, Michael Satterfield

Location: Frame Up
Dates: October 21-November 17, Reception: Tuesday, October 25 (Art Crawl
Brown Bag Lecture: Thursday, October 20, Noon- 1:00 p.m.


Show #2:  Wesley Ortiz, Sara Truman, Aaron McElfish, Melanie Munns

Location: The Round Table
Dates: One day only & Reception–Tuesday, October 25 (Art Crawl)
Brown Bag: Tuesday, October 18, Noon-1:00 p.m.


Show #3:  Jake Weigel, Tina Lutz, Norma Accord, Judy Ford

Location: Sarah Isom Center
Dates: November 14-18, Reception, Thursday, November 17
Brown Bag: Tuesday, November 15, Noon-1:00 p.m.

Opening Reception and Friends of the Museum Annual Membership Party

Please join us at the Annual Membership Party,
during the reception for One World, Two Artists

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 22, 2011

Visiting artists presented by the Vasser Bishop Lecture Series

John Alexander, artist
Bradley Sumrall, Acting Chief Curator / Collections Manager, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Julia Reed, Chair, Board of Directors, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art
William Dunlap, artist

Conversation with Bill Dunlap, John Alexander, and Bradley Sumrall

Bill Dunlap, John Alexander, and Bradley Sumrall talk
about art with students and faculty in Gallery 130.

Friday, September 23, 2011, 10:30AM – 12:00 noon

UM Department of Art, Gallery 130

John Alexander
Born in 1945 in Beaumont, Texas, Alexander remained in southeast Texas until entering graduate school at Southern Methodist University in Dallas in 1969. Upon completing an MFA in 1970, he moved to Houston, established a studio and became a member of the art faculty of the University of Houston. In the late 1970’s Alexander left Texas for New York where he is to this day. The artist currently divides his time between New York City and the Hamptons.

Bradley Sumrall works in curation for the Ogden Museum. He organized the “One World, Two Artists: John Alexander and Walter Anderson” exhibition

Bill Dunlap is one of the most accomplished Mississippi artists.