Art Trip: Cleveland, Mississippi

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Join the Friends of the Museum for an art-filled day trip to Cleveland, Mississippi.
We will depart via bus from the University Museum on November, 8th at 8:00 a.m.
Return time tentatively between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

COST: $65 per person

This includes travel, admissions, and lunch.

Travelers will visit:

Questions? Email Jonathan Adams at jonathankentadams@gmail.com or Mary Thompson marymckthompson@gmail.com.

Registration is closed.

Modern Art Family Activity Day


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER, 30, 2017

10:00 a.m. – NOON (DROP-IN)
The University of Mississippi Museum

Cost: FREE!

Stop by the University Museum to see our newest Fall 2017 exhibits and create interactive art projects inspired by Modern Art. All ages are welcome, and we will have a special area for children ages 0–3 to play. Snack will be provided, and all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of this program.

Thank you to all of our donors who made #FREEFAMILYDAYS possible!

Fringe Fest @the Museum

August 3-6, 2017

10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Under the Sea Micro Museum

Thursday–Saturday, self-guided
Snap an underwater selfie in the Under the Sea Micro Museum.


Free Sketch Friday

Friday–Saturday*, self-guided
*Regular Free Sketch Friday has been extended to all day Saturday as part of the Fringe Festival.
Supplies provided to Museum guests of all ages.


Art is Puzzling Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, self-guided activity for children
The Art is Puzzling Scavenger Hunt is inspired by the current Kent Rogowski “Love=Love” exhibit. Use clues to solve a riddle and then add your mark to a collaborative, community art project.


Outdoor Artist Demonstrations

Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Tom Lee, sculpture instructor at MCA, and his wife Sheri Reith, newly retired Chair of the Art Department at Ole Miss and printmaking professor will join us for outdoor demonstrations on the lawn of the Walton-Young house. Tom will be transforming logs into wooden sculptures using his chainsaw and wood lathe. Sheri will be creating art pieces using techniques involving rolling, carving and acids.


Mississippi Presenters Networking Roundtable

Saturday, noon
Arts organizers networking reception. Refreshments will be provided.


Documentary Film Screening: Joe’s Violin

Saturday, screenings at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. in the Speakers’ Gallery
The award-winning short documentary film, Joe’s Violin, features the development of an improbable friendship between a 91 year-old Holocaust survivor Joe Feingold and a 12 year-old Bronx girl Brianna Perez brought together by a donated musical instrument. Emphasis of the story highlights the power of music lighting the darkest of times as well as the power of a small act making strong impact. POV is television’s longest-running showcase for independent nonfiction films. (30 minute run time)


Yokna Sculpture Trail

The Museum features Zorro, by sculptor Jeffie Brewer, as part of the Yokna Sculpture Trail tour.

All activities are free of charge and the public is invited.

Harvest Supper on the Grounds of Rowan Oak


Presented by the Friends of the University Museum

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Harvest Supper provides a quintessential Oxford-Ole Miss experience – a picturesque evening at Faulkner’s Rowan Oak. 

Thursday, October 12, 2017  —6:30 p.m.   

Sponsorships of $500. and over guaranteed tickets. Due to the overwhelming support and generosity of Harvest Supper sponsors, an extremely limited number of tickets were available after Labor Day at $150. each. First notification was given to current sponsors, followed by Museum Members. Upon request, names will be added to the Ticketing Wait List until October 4th. available upon request. Simply call the Museum at 662-915-7073.

Parking and inclement weather details TBA. 

Proceeds benefit the University Museum and Historic Houses.


ART FOR AUCTION 

 

Jonathan Kent Adams William Dunlap Terry Lynn
Jason Bouldin Ke Francis Robert Malone
Langdon Clay Randy Hayes Brooke White
Maude Schuyler Clay Philip Jackson Claire Whitehurst
Tom Corbin Jaime Johnson Carlyle Wolfe

 


FOOD

 

A & N Catering

Elizabeth Heiskell Catering

 


MUSIC

Mosquitoville Players 
Sharde Thomas & the Rising Star Fife and Drum Band   

 


SPONSORS

 

Presenting Level

Madison Charitable Foundation
Diane and Dickie Scruggs

 

Platinum Level

Darrell Crawford Kent and David Magee
Elizabeth and Will Galtney The Self Foundation

 

Gold Level

Marty and John Dunbar Marla and Lowry Lomax Mary M. Thompson
Friends of Dorothy and Tom Howorth Elizabeth and Jeff Lusk Carol and Bill Windham
Hardy Reed Saint Leo Ken Wooten & Margaret Wylde
Howorth & Associates Architects Rose and Hubert Spears  

 

Silver Level

Ann and Dale Abadie Edmondson, Sage and Dixon, PLLC
R. J. Allen & Associates, Inc. Jan and Lawrence Farrington
Baptist Memorial Hospital North MS Lassie and Harry Flowers
Rex Harrison Brunt Susan and Bowen Flowers
Charter Road Hospitality, Inc. Martha Dale and Eddie Fritts
Robin and John Cocke Mary Ann and Don L. Frugé
Mary Ann and Steve Cockerham Mary and Sam Haskell
Coleman Funeral Home Gayle and Michael Henry
Tammy Oliver and John Cook Hughes Brown, PLLC
Trish and Jack Denton, Jr.  Vikki and Price Jordan

                                                                                                                                                                                                

KTB Wealth Partners Jessica and Hayden Perkins
Rebecca and Billy Long Proud Larry, Inc.
Olivia and Archie Manning Mary Sharp and Jim Rayner
Mayo and Mallette Ready Law Office
Bobby Jo and Robert McConnell Robert Seibels
Mesquite Chop House Carolyn and Bill Simmons
Karen and Bruce Moore Splinter Creek
J.E. Neilson Company Melissa Swetland & Danny Bulian
Ambassador John Palmer & Carol Puckett Jane C. Thomas
Marjorie and “Beau” Whittington  
   
   
   
   


Bronze Level

Peggy and Jimbo Adams Jill and Kevin Gardner  Claire and Ric Miller
Barbara and Rodney Baine Jackson Garner Susan and Guy Mitchell, III
Susan and Brett Bartlett Jane Henderson Rene and Ed Morgan
Bayou Birds Missy and Lloyd Hewitt Connie and Eric Mott
Camp Best Holcomb Dunbar Attorneys Oxford Treehouse Gallery
Linda and Richard Biernacki Daniella Howard and Roy Parker Mary Ann and Roy Percy
Lucia and Louis Brandt Lori and Matthew Johnson Rebecca and Locke Phillips
Shawn and David Brevard Ernie and Jamie Joyner Dana and Richard Pigford
Kristy and David Bridgers Medora and Ben Justus Linda and Holly Raney
Leslye and John Burnam Gloria and Jerry Kellum Sallie Kate and Mark Ray
Lauren and Marc Byers Tiffany Kilpatrick Lauren and Land Renfroe
Ryan E. Burne, Attorney LaRousse Salon & Spa Judy and Chris Riddell
Rachel and David Calhoun Dorothy and John Laurenzo Robert Saarnio
Joy and John C. Clark Lindsey and Jason Leach Woody and Julie Sample
Eva Connell Amy and Slade Lewis Mary and Mark Solomon
Niki and Stuart Davis Little & Wilkinson Construction Southside Gallery
Jessica and Jeff Dennis Susan and Ben Lloyd Patty and Pat Tatum
Jason Derrick Ed and Becky Meek Trent Lott Leadership Institute
Dodge’s Stores Susan and  Larry Martindale Laurie and Jeff Triplette
Evelyn and Mike Donatelli Melody and John Maxey Barbara Jim and Bill Turner
Paige and Glen Evans Louisa and George McConnell Douglas and Ralph Vance
Express Computer Service Becky and Ed Meek Melody and John Webb
Anne and Dave Fair Susan and Tom Meredith Elizabeth and Alan Wolf
FNB Oxford Bank Donna and Charlie Merkel  

 

In-Kind 

A&N Catering Magnolia Rental Mosquitoville Players: GinGin and Eric Carlton, Dr. Sick,
Cathead Vodka Oxford Floral Jennifer and Jimbo Mathus, Abigail and Nate Robbins,
Magnolia Wine & Spirits Yalobusha Brewing Rosamond and Jamie Posie, Jared Spears, Alex Holeman

 


Friends of the Museum Board Members 2017–18:

 

John Hardy, President Dorothy Howorth, Vice President Medora Justus, Treasurer
Mary Thompson, Secretary Mary Solomon, At-Large Carlyle Wolfe, Past President
Ann Abadie Donna Gottshall Rebecca Phillips
Jonathan Kent Adams Gayle Henry Diane Scruggs
Allyson Best Terry Lynn Brooke White
Joy Clark Susan Martindale Kathryn York
 

The Artist’s Sketch: Biography of Painter Kate Freeman Clark Lecture

Thursday, June 8, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

Carolyn Brown presents The Artist’s Sketch:
Biography of Painter Kate Freeman Clark.

Book signing and reception to follow lecture.

“In the book I write that the stated intentions of Clark’s will are quite extraordinary: She envisioned building a permanent gallery for her artwork and she hoped that her home, Freeman Place, and its contents, could “fill some useful social or artistic function, such as a museum, library, art gallery or a civic guest house or woman’s club.” She also recognized that her extensive clothing collection, “costumes and apparel of sufficient interest and preservation to illustrate fashions and manners … (could) show the amazing change between 1914 to 1933 minds, modes and manners, etc.” She was concerned about her legacy since she left no direct heirs. In her will, much to the surprise of her home town of Holly Springs, Clark left her paintings stored at a warehouse in New York for over forty years, and money to build an art gallery.” said Brown.

Author of Art in Mississippi, 1720-1980, Patti Carr Black said, “Mississippi’s most nationally admired artist during her lifetime is not widely known today. Kate Freeman Clark of Holly Springs exhibited her work at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, The Corcoran Gallery, The Carnegie Institute, New York School of Art, the Society of American Artists, and other prominent galleries in the Northeast. Cheers for Carolyn J. Brown’s well-written, well-researched, and beautifully illustrated biography.”


This lecture complements the University of Mississippi Museum’s current exhibition: Lasting Impressions: Restoring Kate Freeman Clark.

Made in Mississippi Summer Family Activity Day!


SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2017

10:00 a.m. – Noon (DROP-IN)
The University of Mississippi Museum
COST: FREE!

Presented by Visit Oxford and the University Museum, this family day celebrates the Mississippi Bicentennial. Families will travel to different cities in Mississippi and learn about some of the artists that have left a lasting legacy over the past 200 years of statehood! All activities are free.

All ages are welcome—we will even have a play space for our Buie Babies (ages 0-2)!

Oxford’s own Oxsicles will be selling their signature pops at the event!

The Double Decker bus will be offering rides departing from the Museum front entrance starting at 11:00 a.m.

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

Sponsored by:

Conversations

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Oxford Artists Explore the Museum’s Vault

12:30 p.m. Panel Discussion at the Museum
1:45 p.m. Break

Artists will travel to their studios and visitors can grab lunch or watch the Gay Pride Parade which passes right in front of the museum

3:00–5:30 p.m. Studio Visits

 

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Philip Jackson

Philip Jackson

Alysia (Al) Steel

Alysia (Al) Steel

Jaime Johnson

Jaime Johnson

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.


Moderated Panel Discussion
12:30 p.m.

THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM
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
3:00 p.m.

STUDIOS TO VISIT:
Philip Jackson
Alysia (Al) Steel
Jaime Johnson
Interested in participating in studio visits?
Please help us plan by contacting Debbie Nelson at the Museum to register, 662-915-7028.
Participants are encouraged to carpool. Directions to studios will be given out at the museum.


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

People, Places, and Things! Kate Freeman Clark Family Activity Day

SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017
10:00 a.m. – Noon (DROP-IN)

The University of Mississippi Museum
Cost: FREE!

Bring the whole family to explore the Museum’s newest exhibit of art by Kate Freeman Clark, an impressionist painter from Holly Springs. We will have interactive projects inspired by nouns in art- people (portraits), places (Earth Day inspired landscapes), and things (still lifes). Adaptations for all ages will be available, and we will even have a baby play area for Buie Babies to unwind. All children must be accompanied by a grown-up.

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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2017 Master Gardeners Museum Series

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

Garden Survival

April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017
Thursdays at 12:00 noon–1:00 p.m.

April 6
A Garden Legend

Susan Haltom, is a garden designer & preservations coordinator for Eudora Welty’s garden, having directed the restoration of the 20th century home garden since 1994. She is coauthor of “One Writers Garden:” Welty’s Home Place, and is current president of the Southern Garden History Society. She will talk on saving your own historical garden.

April 13
What’s Bugging You

Dr. Blake Layton, MSU professor entomology. His presentation will focus on insects both beneficial and bad and how to survive infestation of insects in your garden. He will devote some time discussing crepe myrtle bark scale an issue now plaguing our area.

April 20
Eating What You Grow

Dr. Jeff Wilson, Regional Horticulturist with MSU extension in Verona. He will address how to set up a vegetable garden, to grow your own food. If you are a newcomer or a veggie gardening veteran he has the answers.

April 27
Proven Winner Plants for Your Yard

Nathan Lazinksy, Assistant Superintendent, Ole Miss Landscape Services. He is a licensed landscape Gardener/Horticulturist in Mississippi and is a ISA Certified Arborist with over 20 years experience in landscaping as well as operating his own business. He will highlight proven winner plants that are tough and low maintenance for your yard.


 

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.

Visualizing Dunhuang Buddhist Caves: Past and Present

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 5–7:00 p.m.

Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Angela F. Howard. She will discuss how the photos of the Dunhuang caves’ architecture and paintings enable us to reconstruct the type of Buddhism practiced at Dunhuang, a Chinese transformation of Indian and Central Asian traditions. Reception to follow.

Angela HowardDr. Angela F. Howard, Professor Emerita of Asian art, Rutgers University and former special consultant in Chinese Buddhist Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY.

This lecture complements the University of Mississippi Museum’s current exhibition: Dunhuang through the Lens of James and Lucy Lo.