The South by its Art

Friday, September 23, 2011,

12:00 noon – 1:00PM

Brown Bag lecture panel discussion at the University Museum
with John Alexander, Bradley Sumrall, Bill Dunlap, and Julia Reed.

Come listen to a discussion about how the South influences art. Bring your own lunch or PB&J (or honey) will be provided at the museum.

Blue Laurel Yoga

Every day, more Americans are discovering the benefits of yoga for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Experience the joys of yoga this fall, when Oxford’s vibrant new Blue Laurel Yoga opens in the beautiful University Museum. Betsy Banner, Ann Fisher-Wirth, and Jennie Lee, Blue Laurel’s co-owners and teachers, will offer three series of gentle/beginners’ classes, starting  in October and continuing through mid-November.  Each series will meet twice a week over six weeks, for a total of twelve classes. Participants of all ages and all degrees of experience with yoga are heartily welcome. Wear loose-fitting clothing and bring a yoga mat if you have one; we will have some extras, as well.

Betsy’s classes (A) will meet 8:30 to 9:30 on Monday, and 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

Jennie’s classes (B) will meet 10:00 to 11:00 on Monday, and 8:30 to 9:30 on Thursday.

Ann’s classes (C) will meet 8:30 to 9:30 on Tuesday, and 8:30 to 9:30 on Friday.

Betsy, Ann, and Jennie are all certified through the 200-hour Hatha/Vinyasa Teacher Certification program at Southern Star Yoga Studio and are all registered yoga teachers (RYT) with Yoga Alliance.

The purpose of
every gathering is discovered:
to recognize beauty and to love
what’s beautiful.

– Rumi


Register Now!

Click here to download the registration forms. Return the completed forms along with cash or check (made payable to Blue Laurel Yoga) to the front desk at the University Museum at 412 University Avenue, Oxford, MS.

Class sizes will be limited, so please register early to guarantee your place. If you have questions, please feel free to call (662)236-5035 or email:

Walter Anderson Family Activity Day!


10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon.

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

$12 per participant for non-members

Bring your family to enjoy the exhibition One World, Two Artists: John Alexander and Walter Anderson. For this Family Activity Day, children will learn how to draw a realistic bird and use their imagination to create a mystical bird inspired by Walter Anderson’s work. There will be a tour, refreshments and a documentary for the parents to enjoy.

Questions: email or call Sarah Story at

Click here to download the registration form.