Friends

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The Friends of the Museum Board of Directors 2016–2017

Carlyle Wolfe
President

Joy Clark
Vice President

John Dunbar
Treasurer

Mary Thompson
Secretary

Roy Percy
Member-at-Large

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

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Lane McCluer holds up a painting by Robert Malone which was auctioned off at Harvest Supper.

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Harvest Supper features unforgettable and unique live entertainment.

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Guests enjoying Harvest Supper.

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Guests enjoying Harvest Supper.

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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…

Acquisitions

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

Conversations

  • 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

Exhibitions

  • 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

  • Bo Bartlett exhibition and reception
  • Bruce Levingston and Brooklyn Rider concert
  • Patron Parties
  • Art Auction
  • Buie Bacchanalia
  • Tim Youd Retypes The Sound and the Fury
  • Harvest Supper

Development

  • Facilitated new gifts to the collection