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

EVENT IS FULL

Please email Stacy Bell @ slbell@olemiss.edu to get on the waitlist.

Thurs., Dec. 5, 2019
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.

An Evening with the Artist: 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
December 5, 2019

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 lecture and walkthrough of the Clay’s current exhibit: Two Lives in Photography.

What Makes a Quilt a Southern Quilt?

 


Mary W. Kerr

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
6:00 p.m.

Reception at 6:00 p.m. and lecture at 6:30 p.m.
Guest Lecturer, Mary W. Kerr, is an American Quilt Society certified appraiser and an award winning quilter. She has been teaching since 1987 and currently lectures and conducts workshops that focus on quilt history and the preservation of antique textiles.

circa 1945, 72" x 76". This sampler was make by an unknown quilter in Mississippi. Collection of the Art Fund, Inc. at the Birmingham Museum of Art; gift of Helen and Robert Cargo. Photo by Sean Pathasema.

Circa 1945, 72 inches x 76 inches. This sampler was make by an unknown quilter in Mississippi. Collection of the Art Fund, Inc. at the Birmingham Museum of Art; gift of Helen and Robert Cargo. Photo by Sean Pathasema

 

This lecture is part of Oxford Fiber Arts Festival pre-festival events.

January 23–26, 2020

POWERHOUSE
413 S. 14th Street

 
Friends of the Museum
Program Support Provided by the Friends of the Museum

 

80s Annual Membership Party

Annual Membership party graphic: 80's theme Patrick Nagel inspired image

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2019
6:00–8:00 p.m.

COST: FREE!

Put on your Member’s Only jacket and join us at the Annual Membership party.
Music by And the Echo. We’re celebrating our 80th year in 80s style.

Costumes are encouraged!

2018 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.

Mysteries of Nature Family Activity Day

Mysteries of Nature Family Day

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2018
10:00 a.m. – NOON (DROP-IN)
Families will be inspired by Jaime Aelavanthara’s exhibit Where the Roots Rise and other artists who use the natural world in this fun, mixed media family day. Suitable for families with children of all ages, we will also have a special area for our youngest learners ages 0-2.

 
Wire Wonders Family Day

Wire Wonders Family Day

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2018
10:00 a.m. – NOON (DROP-IN)
Families will work together to create sculptures using a variety of fun materials inspired by the Museum’s special exhibit, A Long Road Back, by sculptor George Tobolowsky. Suitable for families with children of all ages, we will also have a special area for our youngest learners ages 0-2 to build.

 
All Aboard! Winter Express Family Day

All Aboard! Winter Express Family Day

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2018
9:00 a.m. – NOON (DROP-IN)
Formerly known as Santa’s Workshop, in this special family day we will create seasonal projects and explore as the museum comes to life with sneaky collections elves, a holiday market, and more! Suitable for families with children of all ages, we will also have a special area for our youngest learners ages 0-2.

 

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

Celebrating 80 Years

80 years, 1939-2019. Marie Buie museum in background

TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2019, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Part of Oxford Arts Crawl

Join us during the August Art Crawl to raise a toast and celebrate the Museum’s 80th Anniversary! Mary Skipwith Buie left her personal art collection to the City of Oxford upon her death in 1937. In August 1939, Kate Skipwith opened the Oxford Art Center, later the Mary Buie Museum, to honor her sister’s legacy. A lot has changed as the building and collections have grown, but we maintain our founder’s dedication to the arts and look forward to the next 80 years!

Art-Crawl

Summer Sunset Series 2019

Summer Sunset Series 2019. Illustration of silhouetted trees on rolling ground.

Sundays in June

Music in the Grove

 

6:00 p.m.

FREE TO THE PUBLIC

June 2
Rocket 88

Presented by Yoknapatawpha Arts Council

June 9
Lo Noom

Presented by the Ole Miss Student Union

June 16
Mark “Muleman” Massey & Billy Earheart

Presented by the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Foundation

June 23
Young Valley

Presented by the University of Mississippi Museum and Historic Houses

June 30
Ron Etheridge

Presented by Yoknapatawpha Arts Council

Also sponsored by:

Yoknapatawpha Arts Council
Visit Oxford
Ole Miss Student Union
Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Foundation
University and Public Events
University Communications

Conservation Observation Week

Aphrodite sculpture

April 1518, 2019

Conservator Amy Abbe is returning to the UM Museum on April 15 for a week of conservation and restoration of the David M. Robinson Memorial Collection of Greek and Roman Art.

Restoration will occur in the recently renovated, original Mary Buie Museum building and will specifically be on ancient marble heads from the Museum’s collection.

Abbe will host a short talk at the UM Museum on Thursday, April 18 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss her work, as well as reveal her process on two Ancient Greek vases from the same collection.

Those interested in conservation and restoration is invited to the following public viewing and Q&A sessions:

Monday, April 15, 2:30-2:50 p.m.

Tuesday, April 16, 11:30-11:50 a.m.

Wednesday, April 17, 2:30-2:50 p.m.

Thursday, April 18,11:30-11:50 a.m.

Any university professors or groups interested in scheduling a class viewing are encouraged to contact Melanie Munns Antonelli at mjmunns@olemiss.edu.

Bagels & Birding

Brunch graphic with photo collage of blue-green hummingbird, bagels, and binoculars

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2019, 8:00 A.M.

COST: $5 for adults
Kids are free but must be accompanied by an adult

Register Here

 

Inspired by the featured exhibition, The Art of Identification by David Allen Sibley, join us at 8:00 a.m. in the museum lobby for bagels and coffee before hitting the trail on a guided birding expedition.

(Weather-permitting)