Toga Trivia Night


Friday, August 19, 2016, 6–8:00 p.m.

Please join us for a night of Jeopardy style trivia with a focus on art history and classics.
Prizes and light refreshments provided. Togas encouraged.


Robinson Collection Panel Discussion


Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6–8:00 p.m.

Please join us for an evening panel discussing the history of the Robinson Collection, it’s future, and the summer exhibit Gods and Men: Iconography and Identity in the Ancient World.

Panelists include: Aileen Ajootian, Brad Cook, Melanie Munns, and Molly Pasco-Pranger.

Guest of Honor: Dr. Lucy Turnbull
Professor Emerita of Classics and Art
Director Emerita University of Mississippi Museum

Moderated by Robert Saarnio.

Museum Summer Olympics Family Activity Day


SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2016, 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 create Olympic art together inspired by the current exhibit, “Gods and Men: Iconography and Identity in the Ancient World,” as well as participate in outdoor athletic fun led by Campus Recreation.

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

Harvest Supper on the Grounds of Rowan Oak

Crowd at Harvest Supper
Presented by the Friends of the University Museum

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 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 Ticket

Proceeds to Benefit the University Museum and Historic Houses

um_mapbuild3PARKING: There will be parking for guests at the ‘South Lot’ which is on the corner of Old Taylor Road and Old Taylor Road. The Rebel Ride Trolley will be transporting guest to/from the lot and the end of Rowan Oak’s driveway. Please follow the parking directional signs which will be placed around the area.

Rain Plan: If raining, Harvest Supper will be moved to the Museum.


Jason Bouldin
Langdon Clay
Maude Schuyler Clay
Bill Dunlap
Randy Hayes
Philip Jackson
Terry Lynn
Robert Malone
Kathleen Robbins
Brooke White
Carlyle Wolfe

Please click here for more information about the art for auction during Harvest Supper.


University of Mississippi Steel Orchestra
Shannon McNally


A & N Catering
City Grocery
Elizabeth Heiskell and
Woodson Ridge Farms


Presenting Level
Madison Charitable Foundation
Blake Tartt III- NRP Oxford

Platinum Level
Diane and Dickie Scruggs
The Self Foundation

Gold Level
Robin and John Cocke
Darrell Crawford
Marty and John Dunbar
Friends of Dorothy and Tom Howorth
Marla and Lowry Lomax
Marye and Paul Moore
Saint Leo
Mary Thompson
Margaret Wylde and Ken Wooten

Silver Level
Baptist Memorial Hospital North MS
Susan Bryan
Melissa Swetland and Danny Bulian
Charter Road
Hospitality, Inc.
Dr. and Mrs. Steve Cockerham
Jan and Lawrence Farrington
Susan and Bowen Flowers
Lassie and Harry Flowers
Eddie and Martha Dale Fritts
Mary Ann and Don Frugé
Hardy Reed
Sam and Mary Haskell
Gayle and Michael Henry
Howorth & Associates Architects
Hughes Brown, PLLC
Jasmine Art Glass
Vikki Hughes and Price Johnson
LaRousse Salon & The Spa at LaRousse
Leslie and Mark Lee
Dr. Billy and Rebecca Long
Jeff and Elizabeth Lusk
Olivia and Archie Manning
Susan and David McCormick
Karen and Bruce Moore
Neilsen & Co.
Ambassador John Palmer and Carol Puckett
Jim and Mary Sharp Rayner
RJ Allen & Associates
Jane Thomas Rogers
Bob and Cindy Seibels
Carolyn and Bill Simmons
Rose and Hubert Spears
Machelle and Ernie Williams

Bronze Level
Bayou Birds
David and Shawn Brevard
Jennifer and Pat Caldwell
Rachel and David Calhoun
Diala and Phillip Chaney
Joy and John C. Clark
Myrna Colley-Lee
cdp Landscape Architecture
Jason Derrick
Paige and Glen Evans
FNB Oxford Bank
Graduate Oxford
Lee Harris
Holcomb Dunbar, Attorneys
Tish Horton
Katrina and Mike Hourin
Elizabeth and Andy Howorth
Lori Liston and Matthew Johnson
Jerry and Gloria Kellum
Tiffany Kilpatrick
Dorothy and John Laurenzo
Lindsey and Jason Leach
Amy and Slade Lewis
Patty and Will Lewis
Bobby Jo and Robert McConnell
Donna and Charlie Merkel
Connie and Eric Mott
Joli and Mac Nichols
Mary Ann and Roy Percy
Rebecca and Locke Phillips
Linda and Holly Raney
Robert Saarnio
Sample and Poole Properties, LLC
Jody and Pick Scruggs
Mary and Mark Solomon
Pat and Patty Tatum
Sonia and Wright Thompson
Trent Lott Leadership Institute
Melody and John Webb
Lynn and Will Wilkins

A&N Catering
Cathead Vodka
Capel Howorth
City Grocery
Lazy Magnolia
Magnolia Rental
Magnolia Wine & Spirits
Oxford Floral
Woodson Ridge Farms
Yalobusha Brewing Co

Board Members 2016–17:

Carlyle Wolfe

Joy Clark
Vice President

John Dunbar

Mary Thompson

Lynn Wilkins
Past President

Allyson Best
Mary Ann Frugé
Donna Gottshall
John Hardy
Gayle Henry
Dorothy Howorth
Terry Lynn
Ron Nurnberg
Diane Scruggs
Mary Solomon
Zach Tutor
Brooke White



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.

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.

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.
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


Saturday, May 7, 2016

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

Mia Kaplan Paints Swamp Flower


FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016
8:00 A.M.–NOON

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



10:00 A.M. – NOON

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 or 662-915-7073

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


Buie Babies

Museum Stroller Tour


9:00–11:00 a.m., tour at 9:30 a.m.

The University of Mississippi Museum


Ages: 0–2

Families with babies and toddlers, join us for our next Museum Stroller Tour, a partnership with the LOU Excel By 5 Coalition. We will have a baby/toddler play-and-snack time using toys from our local Eb5 Lending Library. Our summer Buie Babies will also feature outdoor water play!


First Friday Free Sketch Day!


First Friday Free Sketch starts back February 2018!

FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (drop-in)

The University of Mississippi Museum

FREE sketch materials will be provided (first-come) or you are welcome to bring a sketchbook.

Check out the Museum’s new gallery sketching stools generously provided by a grant from the Lafayette Oxford Foundation for Tomorrow (LOFT) and explore the galleries in this informal, free sketch session for all skill levels.