A Night of Whimzy at the Museum

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Thursday, January 19, 2017
5:30–7:30 p.m.

The University of Mississippi Museum

Cost: $35 per participant

cotton boll paintingCotton field paintingThe UM Museum and Studio Whimzy are collaborating to bring our third Night of Whimzy inspired by Theora Hamblett. Join us for refreshments, mingling, and painting. All materials are provided and pre-registration is required.

Email Studio Whimzy at Studiowhimzyoxford@gmail.com.
to register for this event.

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!

Outside food and beverages are not permitted at this event.

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 museum@olemiss.edu

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.

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.

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MG: Beyond Azaleas April 16

MG: Blooms Gone Wild April 9