Recent Acquisitions, 2012-Present

MAY 9, 2023 – MARCH 23, 2024

Painting. "The Diver,"

The Diver, 1977 by Jere Allen (b. 1944-)  Bequest of Lucy Turnbull, 2020


From its inception, the University Museum has thrived due to the generosity of its many supporters. With an expansive range of historical, artistic, and cultural objects the Museum is able to offer a regular rotation of diverse and compelling exhibits. This exhibition celebrates recent donations and purchases to the Museum over the past decade featuring work by acclaimed artists such as Dean Mitchell, Purvis Young, Hale Aspacio Woodruff, Maude Schuyler Clay, Katja Oxman, Georgia Speller, William Dunlap and more.











Friends of Theora


Painting. "Jacob’s Ladder," ca. 1951-1955, by Stuart Purser

Jacob’s Ladder, ca. 1951-1955, by Stuart Purser

Most people know Theora Hamblett for her paintings of her childhood memories, dreams, visions, and her faith; however, this exhibit examines the external influence of other artists that inspired Hamblett as an emerging artist, student, and observational painter searching for her own artistic voice. Many of the works on view were from her personal collection, collected through art exchanges with artists that she befriended.
















Blurred Lines


October 25, 2022 -August 26, 2023

This exhibit features works from the W. Forrest and Joan Stevens Collection, including Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, and Alexander Calder, that disrupted the status quo in art, from modernism into the postmodernism movement. 







Sliced Tomato

Gene GoldenW. Forrest and Joan Stevens Collection2004.6.39

Construction, 1972Alexander Calder (American, 1898–1976)original color lithograph93/100 edition, signedW. Forrest and Joan Stevens Collection2004.6.12


The Fall of 1962

Burning Cars, Marleah Kaufman Hobbs 1963 


AUGUST 2, 2022 – JULY 8, 2023

A Collection of Artifacts and Stories of the Ole Miss Riot
On October 1, 1962, the University of Mississippi was officially integrated with the admission of its first African American student James Meredith. The images, personal accounts, and artifacts in this exhibit exemplify the infamous and deadly Ole Miss Riot, a final segregationist opposition to Meredith’s year-long battle for admission.


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