Fall Family Activity Days!

Fall Family Activity Days!

The University of Mississippi Museum
Cost: FREE!
The Museum offers fun-filled activity days for children to experience with their families. These events coincide with exhibits, holidays, and other special events—enriching the museum experience for all ages.

 

Fall Family DayFantastic Fabric-ations:
Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Celebration

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2022
10:00 a.m. – NOON (DROP-IN)
In partnership with the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement. Venture into the University Museum for a fun-filled family day. We will create mixed media art and fabric art pieces inspired hispanic culture and wonderful hispanic artists! Families with children of all ages are welcome! We will have Spanish-speaking interpreters.

 

Fall Family DayDía de Arte Familiar: Fabrica-ciones Fantásticas: Celebración de la Herencia Hispana y Latinx

Sábado, 8 de Octubre 10:00am – 12:00pm (DROP-IN)
En asociación con el Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement. Aventúrate en el University Museum para pasar un día familiar lleno de diversión. ¡Crearemos arte de medios mixtos y piezas de arte de tela inspiradas en la cultura hispana y maravillosos artistas hispanos! ¡Familias con niños de todas las edades son bienvenidas! Tendremos intérpretes para Inglés-Español.

   

 

Questions? Contact Rosa Salas at rvsalasg@olemiss.edu or 662-915-7205.

Gathering

Works by Earl Dismuke

OCTOBER 11, 2022 – APRIL 8, 2023

Circular sculpture in black on a white background

Toro (Uncle Bull), 2022

Earl Dismuke, a Mississippi native, is an abstract expressionist sculptor who gathers and assembles discarded material, mostly metal. Like a Rorschach test for the viewer, his resulting sculptures may evoke playful nostalgia, while others are slightly unsettling and prickly. This is Earl Dismuke’s first solo museum exhibit.


 

Please join us Tuesday, November 8, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
to celebrate Gathering with an Opening Reception
and an Artist Talk featuring sculptor Earl Dismuke.

Refreshments, generously sponsored by The Friends of the Museum, will be served.

The galleries will remain open throughout the event. Please explore the exhibits! Earl will be present for conversation and questions. The artist talk will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Speakers Gallery, followed by a Q&A session. 

Jacob Hashimoto

 

 

Closing Reception
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 
6:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate Jacob Hashimoto’s The Other Sun. This exhibit will remain on view through Saturday, September 3rd. Refreshments will be provided. This is a great opportunity to experience The Other Sun and explore our galleries and new exhibits!

 

 

 

Brown Bag Summer Lecture Series


This summer, join us for a lunchtime lecture the First Tuesday of the month. Lunch options will be available in the lobby or brown bag your lunch!

 

Tuesday, May 3rd
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Behind the Scenes at Your Museum: How Exhibits are Made
Grace Moorman, UM Assistant Manager of Exhibitions and Collections 
& Greta Koshenina, Graduate Assistant

Tuesday, June 7th
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Preservation Tips for Your Historic House
Robert Saarnio, UM Museum Director

Tuesday, July 5, 2022
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Becoming an Art Collector: Knowing Your Collection’s Value
Laurance D Triplette, M. A., ASA
Accredited Senior Appraiser of Fine Arts

Tuesday, August 2nd
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
How to Display and Care for Your Personal Art Collection
Melanie Antonelli, UM Museum Curator of Exhibitions & Collections Manager
& Ricky Way, Museum Preparator

Weird Regionalism: The Art of John McCrady and William Faulkner

Graphic Poster for Weird Regionalism Lecture

 

 

Join us Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 5:30pm-7:30pm, for Weird Regionalism: The Art of John McCrady and William Faulkner, a lecture by Jay Watson, Howry Professor of Faulkner Studies, and Brooke P. Alexander, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Art History.

Refreshments will be served. The presentation will begin at 6, with time for questions following the lecture. This is a free event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Afternoon with the Artist: Cover to Cover with Brian Dettmer


Brian Dettmer

Tuesday
October 27, 2020

2:00 p.m. CST

VIRTUAL LECTURE VIA ZOOM

 

Brian Dettmer was born in 1974 in Chicago, Illinois, and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Please join us for a lecture and discussion of Dettmer’s current exhibit: Hardcovers and Paperbacks.

Brian Dettmer is one of the leading artists working with the book today. His works have been exhibited internationally in institutions including the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), NY; The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute, DC; The Chicago Cultural Center, IL; The High Museum, GA; The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, GA; and the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, VA. In 2014, Brian Dettmer was the subject of a ten year retrospective at the Hermann Geiger Foundation in Cecina, Italy.

Dettmer’s sculptures can be found in the permanent collection of several notable institutions including: the Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC; The Art Institute of Chicago Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, IL; The High Museum, GA; The Museum of Contemporary Art, GA; and the Yale University Art Gallery, CT. He has recently lectured at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and The New York Public Library in New York. In 2014, he spoke at the TED Youth conference. Brian Dettmer’s work has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Chicago Tribune, Art News, Modern Painters, Wired, The Village Voice, Harper’s and NPR among many others.

Virtual Family Activity Days!

Virtual Family Activity Day graphic
The University of Mississippi Museum
Cost: FREE!
The Museum offers fun-filled activity days for children to experience with their families. These events coincide with exhibits, holidays, and other special events—enriching the museum experience for all ages. This year our Family Day events are virtual. Be sure and drop by to pick up your FREE kit to participate in all the activities.

Open Books and Open Hearts Virtual Family Day

Open Books and Open Hearts Virtual Family Day

THURSDAY–SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1–3, 2020
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Cover to cover! Inspired by our special exhibit Hardcovers and Paperbacks by Brian Dettmer, children and families will discover a new way of looking at books and sculptures! In collaboration with YAC, families will watch demos, explore our galleries virtually, listen to special guest readers, and more! Pick up your free ‘art kit’ on the Walton-Young House front porch anytime between 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. through Thursday, October 1– Saturday, October 3, then access this virtual family day through our website!
In collaboration with YAC

 

‘Art’rageous Animal Adventure Virtual Family Day

‘Art’rageous Animal Adventure Virtual Family Day

THURSDAY–SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5–7, 2020
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Join us on this ‘animal kingdom’ virtual museum adventure. Create art inspired by our furriest friends! Watch demos, explore our virtual galleries in search of animals, see special guest appearances (furry friends?), and more! Pick up your free ‘art kit’ on the Walton-Young House front porch anytime between 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. through Thursday, November 5 – Saturday, November 7, then access this virtual family day through our website!

Send us a photo of your favorite animal to be featured! DM to @ummuseum
In collaboration with YAC

 

Winter Wonderland Virtual Family Day

Winter Wonderland Virtual Family Day

THURSDAY–SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10–12, 2020
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

‘Tis the season! Join us for this special virtual holiday event. Create seasonal art projects, watch demos, explore our transformed galleries virtually, and more! Pick up your free ‘art kit’ on the Walton-Young House front porch anytime between 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. through Thursday, December 10 – Saturday, December 12, then access this virtual family day through our website!

 

Questions? Contact Stacy Bell at slbell@olemiss.edu or 662-915-7073.

Spring Family Activity Days! 2019

Spring Family Activity Day graphic
The University of Mississippi Museum
Cost: FREE!
The Museum offers fun-filled activity days for children to experience with their families. These events coincide with exhibits, holidays, and other special events—enriching the museum experience for all ages.

Watercolor Wonders Family Day

Watercolor Wonders Family Day

RESCHEDULED: SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2019
10:00 a.m. – NOON (DROP-IN)
Families with children of all ages, join us as we explore our special exhibit, Visual Abundance: Realism in Watercolor, and experiment with watercolor painting.

 

Flock Together Family Day

Flock Together Family Day

SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2019
10:00 a.m. – NOON (DROP-IN)
Families of a feather, flock together! Join us for this fun-filled family day inspired by our special exhibit The Art of Identification as we create a variety of projects inspired by our winged friends.

 

Questions? Contact Emily McCauley at esdean@olemiss.edu or 662-915-7073.

Gallery Walkthrough: Maude Schuyler Clay & Langdon Clay

Laundromat (left) by Langdon Clay and Dog in Fog by Maude Schuyler Clay

Laundromat (left), 1977 by Langdon Clay and Dog in the Fog, 1997 by Maude Schuyler Clay.

 

Maude Clay (left) and Langdon Clay

Thursday
January 30, 2020

6:00 p.m.

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM

 

Married for 40 years this past September, the Clays have both made careers as published photographers and are included in collections around the globe. Despite both having careers spanning more than 50 years, the couple has never exhibited their work side-by-side in a museum or gallery before now. Please join us for a walkthrough of the Clay’s current exhibit: Two Lives in Photography.

Film Photography Fun

child with camera and film background

with Langdon Clay

Thursday, January 30, 2020
3:45–5:00 P.M.

The University of Mississippi Museum
Cost: FREE!

The UM Museum is thrilled to welcome acclaimed photographer, Langdon Clay, to lead a live film developing demonstration. Experiment with black and white photography by taking and developing your own photograph, use printing-out paper to see images formed through the action of light alone, and more! Suitable for children grades K-12.

Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

Email Stacy Bell @ slbell@olemiss.edu to reserve your spot by Wednesday, January 29.