The Friends of the Museum Board of Directors 2013–2014

Amy Lewis

Lynn Wilkins
Vice President

Lane McCluer

Mary Ann Frugé

Dorothy Howorth
Past President

Laura Antonow
Jason Bouldin
John Dunbar
Gayle Henry
Erin Kirkpatrick
Terry Lynn
Ron Nurnberg
Roy Percy
Ginny Terry
Jimmy Thomas
Mary Thompson
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 Hatie Mae Edmonds’ Fund


  • 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


  • Matching funds

Educational Programming

  • Printed supplements
  • Acquisition of equipment
  • Community advocacy

The Permanant Collection

  • Reinstallation of the Robinson Greek and Roman Collection

Special Events

  • Bo Bartlett exhibition and reception
  • Bruce Levingston and Brooklyn Rider concert
  • Patron Parties
  • Art Auction


  • Facilitated new gifts to the collection