H.C. Porter’s Blues @ Home

Blues at Home

April 1, 2014- August 2, 2014

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 3, 2014, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
with Live Music

Blues @ Home is H.C. Porter’s collection of 30 portrait paintings of Mississippi living blues legends in their at-home settings. The paintings are paired with oral histories that give insight into the storied lives of the legends.

Admission: $5

Sponsored by:
The Friends of the Museum
Madison Charitable Foundation

Friends of the Museum

Additional support provided by:
R&B Feder Charitable Foundation
The Student Activities Association
The Younger Foundation
UM Department of Music
Sally Barksdale Honors College
Fat Possum Records
T.H. Freeland IV, Esq.
The Brunt Family
Sid & Kathy Davis
Tom Davis State Insurance

The Figure: Portrait and Bronze Works by Tom Corbin


March 18, 2014- August 9, 2014

Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Part of the Oxford Arts Crawl

Artist Lecture: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Bronze sculptor, furniture designer and painter, Tom Corbin, will give a lecture about his work and career in art. He will describe how, as a self-taught artist, he carved out a unique niche in the art and design world. Inspired by the iconography of youth, whimsy and nostalgia, Corbin’s work includes bronze sculptures and paintings with the female figure being his primary muse.

Click here to read more about The Figure: Portrait and Bronze Works by Tom Corbin.

Exhibition support from the Friends of the Museum. 

Friends of the Museum        Art-Crawl

House & Home


January 28, 2014-March 16, 2014

Opening Reception: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Part of the Oxford Arts Crawl
House & Home embarks on a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, to explore the varied history and many cultural meanings of the American home. Originally created and exhibited at the National Building Museum.

Admission is $5
All admission fees will be donated to Habitat for Humanity.



The Wellspring: Works by Hamlett Dobbins


November 12, 2013- February 22, 2014

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 14, 2013, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Artist’s Lecture: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, noon–1:00 p.m.

The Wellspring gathers a handful of paintings that draw specifically from Hamlett Dobbins’ relationships with his two children, Milla and Ives. The paintings span a number of years and reflect different stages
of their rich relationships.

Recollecting:1980-2012 Works by Ron Dale


September 10, 2013 – January 11, 2014

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 10, 2013, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Annual Membership Party

Artist’s Lecture: Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, noon–1:00 p.m.

Noted ceramist and Oxford native, Ron Dale, showcases
his works spanning over 20 years. Discover the evolution
of his work featuring mixed media and ceramics.

The Intimate Landscape of Rowan Oak: Photographs by Ed Croom


July 18—September 14, 2013

Opening Reception: Sunday, July 21, 2013, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Artist’s Lecture: Thursday, September 5, 2013, Noon – 1:00 p.m.

This exhibition is an exploration of the artist as a botanist. Ed Croom’s photography features the flora and landscape of William Faulkner’s personal sanctuary, Rowan Oak.

Bo Bartlett: Selected Works

April 18–July 13, 2013


Friday, April 26, Noon – 1:00 P.M.

“Muses and Metaphor”

Featuring Bo Bartlett, Betsy Eby, and William Dunlap

Sponsored by the University of Mississippi Department of Art

Home, 2010. Bo Bartlett, Oil on Linen. From the Collection of Stacy and Jay Underwood

Into the Flatland: Photographs by Kathleen Robbins


APRIL 16 – AUGUST 3, 2013

Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Artist’s Lecture: Monday, April 22, 2013, Noon – 1:00 p.m.

“Into the Flatland” explores familial obligation and our conflicted relationship with “home” through the photographs of the Mississippi Delta Region.

Portraits as Landscapes, Landscapes as Portraits: Yoknapatawpha County in the 1960s


MARCH 5 – AUGUST 17, 2013

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 7, 2013, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Come view Alain Desvergnes’ silent images of the mythical Yoknapatawpha County inspired by the writings of Willam Faulkner.

Sponsored by Friends of the Museum and Sherwin Williams

Independent Expression: Self-taught Art of the Late 20th Century

Untitled (Standing Figure), O. L. Samuels

Untitled (Standing Figure), O. L. Samuels,
Promised Gift of Gordon W. Bailey

APRIL 6, 2013

Opening Reception:
Thursday, January 24, 2013
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The University of Mississippi Museum is honored to present a preview of the major gift of artworks that was donated by noted Los Angeles art collector Gordon W. Bailey, who is a staunch advocate of Southern vernacular artists.

This exhibition, “Independent Expression: Self-taught Art of the Late 20th Century,” was organized by Guest Curator, James G. Thomas Jr., Associate Director for Publications at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, and features a selection of captivating works in multiple media.  A more comprehensive exhibition is planned for later this year.

“Historically, the art in this preview exhibition has been referred to as ‘folk,’ but it is important to understand and acknowledge that these artists’ creations have a rightful place within the canon of American art,” said Mr. Thomas.  “It is not improper to view the art within the contexts of style, race, region, or religion, but for too long the work of self-taught artists has been marginalized. The creative process varies little, if any, between fine art and folk art. The difference here, as I see it, is that the self-taught artist is merely untrained, not less skilled.”


In conjunction with the preview, the Museum will offer several activities for audiences of all ages.

Gallery Talk by Guest Curator James G. Thomas Jr.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
University of Mississippi Museum

“Express Yourself!” Family Activity Day

Saturday, February 16, 2013
10:00 a.m. – Noon
Cost: Free for UM Museum members
$5 per child for non-members
(registration required)