The Friends of the Museum Board of Directors 2014–2015

Lynn Wilkins

Jimmy Thomas
Vice President

Mary Thompson

Roy Percy

Amy Lowe Lewis
Past President

Jason Bouldin
John Dunbar
Gayle Henry
Donna Gottshall
Dorothy Howorth
Joy Jones Clark
Terry Lynn
Lane McCluer
Ron Nurnberg
Zach Tudor
Franklin Williams
Carlyle Wolfe

The Friends of the Museum support the activities and acquisitions of the University Museum and Historic Houses through advocacy, fundraising, and special programming.

The Friends of the Museum Support…


  • Valerie Jaudon’s, Manetta, gift of the Friends of the University of Mississippi Museum
  • The Hattie Mae Edmonds Fund


  • W.Ralph Eubanks: They Let Their Buckets Down
  • John Wilmerding:
    Building a New Museum:  Collecting American Art for the Crystal Bridges Museum
  • Robert Saarnio and Tom Howorth:
    Museum Architecture and the Architecture of Crystal Bridges

Art Trips

  • Crystal Bridges
  • Artists’ studio visits
  • Memphis


  • Matching funds for all exhibitions

Educational Programming

  • Printed supplements
  • Acquisition of equipment
  • Community advocacy
  • Funding for developing new programming and guest artists
  • Financial Support for student teachers

The Permanant Collection

  • Reinstallation of the Robinson Greek and Roman Collection
  • Outdoor furniture for Rowan Oak

Special Events


  • Facilitated new gifts to the collection