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

Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art

NOVEMBER 13, 2012 — JANUARY 11, 2013

This exhibition traces the histories of coiled basketry in Africa and America and explores the evolution of an ancient art. Featuring baskets from the low country of South Carolina and Georgia as well as from diverse regions of Africa, the exhibition traces the story of coiled basketry from the domestication of rice in Africa, through the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the Carolina rice plantation, and then into the present day.

Visitors will experience diverse artifacts including baskets, basket-making tools and, historic rice cultivation artifacts. Grass Roots highlights the remarkable beauty of coiled basketry and shows how the market basket can be viewed simultaneously as a work of art, object of use, and container of memory. In this exhibition the humble but beautifully crafted coiled basket, made in Africa and the southern United States, becomes a prism in which audiences will learn about creativity and artistry characteristic of Africans in America from the 17th century to the present.

The exhibition has been made possible by NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art was organized by the Museum for African Art in New York City in collaboration with the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture in Charleston, SC. It was co-curated by Chief Curator Enid Schildkrout, Museum for African Art, and Curator and Historian Dale Rosengarten, College of Charleston. The exhibition is toured by Mid-America Arts Alliance through NEH on the Road. NEH on the Road offers eight different exhibitions for small to mid-sized communities across the country. Mid-America Arts Alliance was founded in 1972 and is the oldest regional nonprofit arts organization in the U.S. For more information, visit or

Admission to this special exhibition is $5 for the general public, $4 for senior adults, and $3 for students (ages 6-17). Admission is always free for UM students, UM Museum Members, and children under the age of five.


Rolland Golden, River and Reverie: Paintings of the Mississippi


Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Part of the Oxford Art Crawl

Due to the number of works in this exciting show, the gallery will be reinstalled with a second series of works running from November 6-December 8, 2012. Visit again to see new, breathtaking pieces by Rolland Golden!

In the words of Rolland Golden:

“I have always had an attachment to the Mississippi River.  In the 1930’s and 40’s, I grew up in various parts of Mississippi and also visited my Grandmother, who lived on Sixth Street in New Orleans.  We would sit on her front steps and listen to the ships’ horns, just five blocks away.  Later, as an artist, my wife, children and I lived in the French Quarter, never more than 4 or 5 blocks from the river.

The Mississippi River has a timelessness about itself; yet, it had a beginning thousands of years ago.  It is replete with history from end-to-end; yet, is stoic about its storied past.  When I stand and look at it, a strange sense of melancholy comes over me – I don’t know why.  The river is immune to such emotions; but, it exudes them.

It is beautiful, powerful, frightening and majestic – all at the same time.  It has spawned many things over its ancient past from the Delta lands or either side, along with countless lakes when it decided to change its course.  Plantation homes wanted to be near to utilize it for shipping cotton to Europe.

I have tried to capture the four aspects of this great river in my paintings: beauty, power, frightening and majestic.”

Gifted Visions: Recent Gifts to the Permanent Collection

September 11 – October 27, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 11, 2012, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Annual membership party

From its inception, the University Museum has thrived due to the generosity of its many supporters. This exhibition celebrates recent donations to the Museum featuring work by acclaimed artists such as Mary T. Smith, Alyne Harris, Andrew Bucci, Marie Hull, Glennray Tutor, William Dunlap and more.

The UM Museum is incredibly grateful to the following donors for sharing their private collections with museum visitors and students for years to come:

Louis E. Dollarhide and Betty Z. Harrington
Elizabeth Dollarhide
John Z. Dollarhide
Louis E. Dollarhide, III
Martha C. Dollarhide
David K. Dollarhide
Donna H. Vinson
Vikki Hughes and Price Johnson
Dr. A.C. Brown
William Dunlap
Chancellor and Mrs. Dan Jones
Ray Meifert