Conversations

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Oxford Artists Explore the Museum’s Vault

12:30 p.m. Panel Discussion
2:30 p.m. Studio Visits
5:30 p.m. 3rd Annual Rowan Oak Mint Julep Party

 

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Charlie Buckley

Charlie Buckley

Glennray Tutor

Glennray Tutor

Brooke White

Brooke White

Join Friends for an afternoon of conversation with three artists from our community about what inspires them. We start at the University Museum with a moderated panel discussion. Each artist on the panel explored the Museum’s vault and selected inspiring artwork to share. The afternoon continues with intimate visits to the artists’ studios. We finish with an early summer garden party at Rowan Oak.

Participants are encouraged to participate in any or all of the three activities.


Moderated Panel Discussion
12:30 p.m.

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Each artist on the panel explored the Museum’s vault and selected inspiring artwork to share. We hope that their unique ways of seeing and experiencing their selections from the Museum’s collection will inspire participants to engage with the artwork that sparks their imaginations in new, personal ways.


Studio Visits
2:30 p.m.

STUDIOS TO VISIT:
Charlie Buckley
Glennray Tutor
Brooke White
Interested in participating in studio visits?
Please help us plan by contacting Rebecca Phillips at the Museum to register, 662-915-7028.
Participants are encouraged to carpool. Directions to studios will be given out at the museum.


3rd Annual Rowan Oak Mint Julep Party
5:30 p.m.
GROUNDS OF ROWAN OAK
Information here about the Garden Party.

CONVERSATIONS is a series of programs designed to foster in-depth dialogues about the practices of artists, curators, critics, and collectors.

Sponsored by Friends of the Museum

3rd Annual Rowan Oak Mint Julep Party

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Saturday, May 7, 2016

5:30 p.m.

GROUNDS OF ROWAN OAK

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:
My Michelle’s
Yalobusha Brewing Co
The Friends of the Museum

Mia Kaplan Paints Swamp Flower

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FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016
8:00 A.M.–NOON
(DROP-IN)

Mia Kaplan is a painter, sculptor, and textile designer from Southeast Louisiana. Her work illustrates a personal connection to natural borders, landscapes, wildflowers, refuges and themes of transformation. Come by the museum to watch her paint her outdoor sculpture, Swamp Flower.

Made in Mississippi Family Activity Day

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SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2016

10:00 A.M. – NOON
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 art inspired by the current exhibit, Marie Hull: Mastery of Color and Form as well as other Mississippi artistic greats!

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

Sponsored by Baptist Memorial Hospital: North Mississippi and the Ignite Ole Miss Campaign.

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Buie Babies

Museum Stroller Tour

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SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2016
8–10:00 a.m., with tours at 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. AND special Kindermusik demo with Jeanne Lippincott at 9 a.m.!

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COST: FREE!

Ages: 0–2

Families with babies and toddlers, join us for our second Museum Stroller Tour, a new partnership with the LOU Excel By 5 Coalition. We will have a baby/toddler play-and-snack time using toys from our local Family Resource Center. You’ll meet other parents and kids, while also learning how to promote your child’s brain development in easy, fun ways!

We will offer two different tour times (8:30 and 9:30 a.m.), and families are asked to bring a stroller or carrier for the tour.

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Quilting Cupids Family Activity Day

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2016

10:00 A.M. – NOON
THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM

Cost: FREE

Families with children of all ages, come spend time with the ones you love making fun projects inspired by “Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry: 40 Years of Color, Light, & Motion” in a special Valentine-Inspired Family Day.

Spread the love and warmth! This family day is free but we will be collecting quilts and blankets for those in need; please consider donating!

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

Sponsored by Baptist Memorial Hospital: North Mississippi

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Santa’s Work/Shop Family Activity Day

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2015

10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM

Cost: FREE

In this fun, drop-in workshop, families will start at the UM Museum to create seasonal crafts, eat yummy holiday snacks, and visit the Ford Center’s Gingerbread Village. All ages are welcome to participate and pre-registration is not required.

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

Sponsored by Baptist Memorial Hospital: North Mississippi

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Building Like Ben! Sculpture Family Activity Day

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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 esdean@olemiss.edu or 662-915-7073
 

Sponsored by Baptist Memorial Hospital: North Mississippi

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Kate Freeman Clark Brown Bag Panel Discussion

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Thursday
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.

PANELISTS


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

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Wednesday
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.