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



Oxford Artists Explore the Museum’s Vault

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


Saturday, May 2, 2015

Jason Bouldin

Jason Bouldin

Carlyle Wolfe

Carlyle Wolfe

Terry Lynn

Terry Lynn

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.

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.

Jason Bouldin
Terry Lynn
Carlyle Wolfe
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.

2nd Annual Rowan Oak Mint Julep Party
5:30 p.m.
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

Artist’s Lecture: Brief Encounters by Martin Arnold


Wednesday, March 25, 2015, noon

Figure painter, Martin Arnold, will give a lecture about his work. He will describe how he approaches his paintings as psychological studies and how they differ from portraits. While viewers are studying the paintings, he wants them to sense the subjects are returning their scrutiny. Arnold’s studio is located in Starkville.

MG: Applying Sustainable…April 30

MG: Challenges of a Difficult Landscape April 23

MG: Beyond Azaleas April 16

MG: Blooms Gone Wild April 9

2015 Master Gardeners Museum Series


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

The 2015 Master Gardener
Spring Lecture Series

April 9, 16, 23, 30, 2015
Each day at noon-1:00 p.m

Blooms Gone Wild
by Susan Tackett. Susan Tackett is retired from Itawamba Community College. She has been a Master Gardener since 2005.
She will present the basics of gardening: sun vs shade, water needs, feeding and unique containers and container gardening..

Beyond Azaleas
by Carol Reese. Carol Reese works for UT Extension Service as an Ornamental Horticulture Specialist. She has also taught landscape design at MSU. She will focus on new plant varieties that have proven their mettle. Some have great flowers and others great foliage and some fire on both cylinders! She has given programs at distinguished venues such as Longwood Gardens, Winterthur and Raulston Arboretum.

Challenges of a Difficult Landscape
by Joe Ann Allen. Joe Ann Allen is a Lafayette County Master Gardener. She attended the Ringling School of Art and the University of Mississippi with an emphasis in sculpture.
After being forced by the challenge of creating a landscape around her house that would protect it from water damage she has created gardens that have become her outlet for artist expression. Her garden was chosen Mid-South Garden of the Year in 1998. It is chocked full of things to see.

Applying Sustainable Designable Guidelines to our Local Landscape
by Damian Augsberger and Jenny Long of the Community Design Project LLC.
With broad plant knowledge, the couple integrates ecology and design into landscape their projects. They have experience with both residential and civic landscapes from intimate courtyards to large urban projects.

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.

Time Travel Family Activity Day


Time Travel Family Day!

Saturday, February 28, 2014
10:00 a.m. – noon (DROP IN)

Cost: Free

All ages are welcome (children must be accompanied by an adult)!

Pre-registration is not required!

Come travel through time with the University Museum as we explore a different time period in each classroom with hands-on activities and art projects. This family day is drop-in and fun for all ages!

This Family Activity Day is generously sponsored by:
The Children's Dental Center Oxford