Building Like Ben! Sculpture Family Activity Day


SAT., NOV. 14, 2015
10:00 a.m. – Noon (DROP-IN)

The University of Mississippi Museum

Cost: FREE!

The whole family is invited to join in on this fun, free family day for all ages! Children and grown-ups will work together to create sculptures using a variety of materials inspired by our current special exhibition, Intervals and Disturbances by Ben Butler.

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

Sponsored by Baptist Memorial Hospital: North Mississippi


Kate Freeman Clark Brown Bag Panel Discussion


November 5, 2015

noon–1:00 p.m.

Please join us for a brown bag panel discussing the life and work of the often overlooked artist, Kate Freeman Clark.


Bea Green
I have lived in Holly Springs almost all of my life and I am a founding member of Belles and Books Club which is a support group for the KFC Art Gallery.

Many years ago, I was appointed by the court system as a Trustee for the KFC Gallery and was responsible for putting together the board and starting a more formal arrangement for taking care of the painting of Miss Kate. I am also a former student of hers.

Walter Webb
Graduate of University of Mississippi – BA in Journalism & Business Administration
Executive Director of the Mississippi Press Association
Editor & Publisher, The South Reporter, Holly Springs – 21 years
Communications Director, healthcare management company
Owner Webbgraphics, graphic design and web development firm
Director, Kate Freeman Clark Art Gallery

Jimmy Thomas is the Center for the Study of Southern Culture’s associate director for publications. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English and philosophy and a master’s degree in Southern Studies, both from the University of Mississippi. In 2003 he began work as managing editor of the 24-volume New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, including the Art and Architecture and Folk Art volumes. Other publications include the forthcoming Conversations with Barry Hannah and volumes in the Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Series. In 2013 he guest-curated the exhibition Independent Expression: Self-Taught Artists of the Late 20th Century for the University Museum.

Carolyn J. Brown is a writer, editor, and independent scholar. She attended Duke University and then the University of North Carolina-Greensboro for her Master’s and Ph.D. A Daring Life: A Biography of Eudora Welty is her first book. It was selected by the Mississippi Library Commission to represent the state of Mississippi at the National Book Festival in Washington, DC in 2012, and won the Mississippi Library Association’s Award for Nonfiction in 2013. She published her second biography, Song of My Life: A Biography of Margaret Walker, in November 2014, which has just won the Mississippi Library Association’s award for Juvenile Literature. Brown has published articles in several journals, including Notes on Mississippi Writers, College Language Journal, the Eudora Welty Review, Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal, Study the South and The Journal of Mississippi History.

Thomas Dewey holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Art History from Southern Illinois University and a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Wisconsin. Dewey’s narrowest research focus is contemporary American printmaking and drawing. He has taught at Wisconsin State University, Oshkosh and is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Mississippi. Dr. Dewey teaches twelve courses in Art/Architectural History, pertaining to Europe and the U.S., 19th through 21st centuries and one studio art course on The Craft of Old Master Drawings. He has presented more than 50 research papers at regional, national and international conferences. Among his nearly 70 publications are, catalogue essays, documenting several national and international ground breaking contemporary print exhibitions. As Archivist since 1978 for Southern Graphics Council International (SGCI), Dewey is the caretaker for the SGCI members print collection that now numbers 7,000 works on paper. Professional recognition/honors include president of the Southern Graphics Council; election to and then president of Phi Kappa Phi, an academic honor society at Ole Miss; a Lifetime Honorary membership to Friends of the J.D. Williams Library (a support organization) at The University of Mississippi; and a Lifetime Service Award from Southern Graphics Council International. Dr. Dewey’s most recent scholarship includes: Audubon in Mississippi for the Mississippi Encyclopedia, University Press of Mississippi with a late 2012 or early 2013 publication.

Annette Trefzer is Associate Professor of English at the University of Mississippi. She teaches classes on American Literature specializing in Southern literature and culture. She is the author of Disturbing Indians: The Archaeology of Southern Fiction, and coeditor with Ann J. Abadie of several volumes of critical essays on William Faulkner. Combing her expertise in literature and art, she is currently at work on a book on Eudora Welty’s photography. Annette worked at the Academy Gallery in New Orleans from 1986-1992 (while she earned a PhD in English) and she opened Bozarts Gallery in Water Valley in 2008. Annette and her husband Mickey Howley own and operate this artist driven exhibition space with the goal of promoting local artists and fostering community appreciation of the visual arts.

Peri Schwartz Artist’s Lecture


October 28, 2015

noon–1:00 p.m.

Peri Schwartz lives and works in New Rochelle, NY. Her paintings, prints and drawings focus on composition and the interplay of color, light and space. Please join us for this free lecture as Schwartz discusses her work on exhibit at the museum through January 3, 2016: Peri Schwartz: Paintings • Drawings • Prints.

Over the River and Through the Woods! Family Activity Day


Saturday, October 17, 2015

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

Cost: FREE
The whole family is invited to join in on this fun, free family day for all ages! Children and grown-ups will work together to create landscape paintings and impressionist art inspired by Kate Freeman Clark. Registration is not required for this drop-in event.

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

Sponsored by Baptist Memorial Hospital: North Mississippi


Ben Butler Artist’s Lecture


October 14, 2015

6–7:00 p.m.

Memphis and New York based artist, Ben Butler, will discuss his work featured in the exhibition, Intervals and Disturbances, currently on display at the museum.

A Night of Whimzy at the Museum


November 12, 2015
5:30–7:30 p.m.

The University of Mississippi Museum

Cost: $30 per participant

The UM Museum and Studio Whimzy are collaborating to bring our first Night of Whimzy inspired by Theora Hamblett’s seasonal paintings. Join us for refreshments, mingling, and painting. All materials are provided and pre-registration is required.
Email Studio Whimzy at
to register for this event. 

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today! 

Harvest Supper on the Grounds of Rowan Oak

Presented By Friends of the University Museum

Harvest Supper 2015 is sold out!

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

Last year’s Harvest Supper was a magical experience. So mark your calendars now to join us for another enchanted evening at Rowan Oak.

$150 Per Guest

Proceeds to Benefit the University Museum and Historic Houses

RSVP to this special event by calling 662.915.7073 or email

Art For Auction

Maude Schuyler Clay
Tom Corbin, Corbin Bronze
Bill Dunlap
Philip Jackson
Terry Lynn
Robert Malone
Glennray Tutor from the collection of Louis and Lucia Brandt
Carlyle Wolfe

Auction to take place during Harvest Supper.

Board Members 2015:

Lynn Wilkins

Jimmy Thomas
Vice President

Mary Ann Frugé

Mary Thompson

Roy Percy

Amy Lowe Lewis
Past President

Jason Bouldin
John Dunbar
Gayle Henry
Donna Gottshall
Dorothy Howorth
Joy Clark
Terry Lynn
Lane McCluer
Ron Nurnberg
Zach Tutor
Franklin Williams
Carlyle Wolfe

Mia Kaplan Artist’s Lecture


Thursday, September 24, 2015
3:00 p.m.

Mia Kaplan is a painter, sculptor, and textile designer from Southeast Louisiana. She holds a degree in Drawing and Printmaking from the Memphis College of Art, and has held residencies at the New Orleans Botanical Gardens, Louisiana Artworks in New Orleans, and Big Cat Press in Chicago. The University of Mississippi Museum is pleased to exhibit her sculpture, Swamp Flower.

Summer Sunset Series


Sundays in June

Music in the Grove


7:00 p.m.


June 7
Black Water Trio (acoustic)

Presented by the University of Mississippi Museum

June 14
The Valleymen (Classic R & B/Soul Rockabilly)

Presented by the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber & Economic Development Foundation

June 21
Jake Xerxes Fussell (Folk/Americana)

Presented by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture

June 28
Bryan Hayes (Blues)

Presented by UM Student Activities Association

Also sponsored by:

Yoknapatawpha Arts Council
Visit Oxford
Ole Miss Student Union
Communiversity-Division of Outreach
University and Public Events
University Communications

2nd Annual Rowan Oak Mint Julep Party

Rowan Oak Mint Julep party

Saturday, May 2, 2015

5:30 p.m.


Spring is finally here and there’s no better time to enjoy the outdoors at Rowan Oak. After an exciting day of art lectures and studio visits, please join us for a relaxing evening, sipping mint juleps on the grounds of Rowan Oak.

Thanks to our sponsors:
Chadwick Band
Yalobusha Brewing Company
Party Waiting to Happen
The Friends of the Museum