The Remarkable Life of Theora Hamblett: Stories of Friendship and Art

TUESDAY, MARCH 6
noon
Faulkner Room, Archives & Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library

COST: FREE!

Dr. Ed Meek, Assistant Vice Chancellor Emeritus for Public Relations and Associate Professor Emeritus of Journalism, and Marti Funke, Collections Manager University Museum and Historic Houses, will speak about the life, legacy and artwork of Mississippi artist Theora Hamblett.

2015 Buie Bacchanalia

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2015

Join the Friends of the Museum for food, wine, and revelry
at a pre-installation celebration in the Mary Buie wing.

The David M. Robinson Memorial Collection of Greek and Roman antiquities is among the nation’s finest. Of its 2,000 plus objects, only 133 have been on display. The recently renovated Mary Buie wing will house a redesigned and expanded exhibition of the Robinson Collection.

All proceeds from this event will help fund this reinstallation.

Cocktails at 6:30 p.m.
Dinner seating at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets $150 each

Wine pairings provided courtesy of Vino Wholesalers
Food provided by The Main Event/City Grocery Restaurant Group
Entertainment by Athenian Dance Troupe

RSVP by February 13, 2015 at 662.915.7073
or email museum@olemiss.edu.

Conservator Presentation

Friday, February 2, 2018
4:30 p.m.

followed by light refreshments

Conservator, Amy Abbe, will discuss her process in a slide show presentation and will show examples of works she has restored. Amy trained and worked as a sculpture and objects conservator for more than 15 years in museums and institutions in the Northeast, and is now living in Athens, Georgia, and serving the Southeast region.

She has extensive experience conserving sculpture and objects in materials as varied as stone, metal, wood, ceramics, basketry, polymers, and painted surfaces.

She worked previously as an Associate Objects Conservator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She’s also worked for other major NYC institutions, including the Guggenheim Museum and the American Museum of Natural History, and for a prominent private conservation studio. She completed advanced internships at the Walters Art Museum and Harvard Art Museums and has also been a site conservator on multiple excavations in Turkey.

She trained in conservation and studied art history at the Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, after studying classical archaeology and chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Amy Jones Abbe maintains memberships in several conservation professional organizations and adheres to the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice in her work.

Conservation Observation Week

Aphrodite sculpture

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
10:30–11:00 a.m. and 3:30–4:00 p.m.

Conservator Amy Abbe will be working on ancient marble sculptures from the David M. Robinson Collection of Greek and Roman Art. This is the first conservation done on the Collection at the Museum in over twenty years! Work will be performed in one of the Mary Buie Galleries. We invite anyone with an interest in the process to please stop by for public viewing and Q&A sessions during one of the scheduled times listed above. Following her week long residency, Amy Abbe will give a short talk about her work performed on the marble sculptures, as well as two Greek vases, also from the Robinson Collection.

Mary Zicafoose Artist’s Lecture & Reception

Mountain-For-Buddha, Wine

Mountain For Buddha – Wine, photograph by Kirby Zicafoose

 

Mary Zicafoose Artist’s Lecture & Reception

Wednesday
January 24, 2018

6–8:00 p.m.

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM

Mary ZicafooseMary Zicafoose is largely a self taught weaver; she received her B.F.A. from St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana. Her graduate studies include the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Nebraska. She credits her courage at the dye pot to the influence of painter Mark Rothko and her designs to every textile she has seen and touched. Ms. Zicafoose’s work is exhibited in over twenty U.S. Embassies worldwide, as part of the State Department’s fiber arts collections.
She will discuss her career and current exhibition, Fault Lines.

 

The artist will also present a loom-based demonstration,The Art of Ikat, at the Oxford Fiber Arts Festival

January 26, 2018
9:00 a.m.

POWERHOUSE
413 S. 14th Street

Santa’s Workshop Family Activity Day 2017

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2017

9:00 A.M. – NOON
THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM

Cost: FREE

In this fun, drop-in workshop, families will start at the UM Museum to create seasonal art, eat holiday snacks, and visit the Ford Center’s Holiday Village. The Flying Tuks will be flying between the two sites from 9:30 a.m.—noon to add to the magic. This year, Santa’s Workshop is going global as we explore winter holiday traditions around the world. All ages are welcome to participate and pre-registration is not required. There will be a special winter wonderland area just for children ages 0-2 as well.

Questions? Contact Emily Dean McCauley at esdean@olemiss.edu or 662-915-7073
 
Sponsored by Baptist Memorial Hospital: North Mississippi and the Ignite Ole Miss campaign

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An Evening with the Artist: Randy Hayes

Thursday
November 16, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Randy Hayes will discuss his career and spend time in the gallery talking about Unwritten Memoir.

Art Trip: Cleveland, Mississippi

EVENT IS FULL!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Join the Friends of the Museum for an art-filled day trip to Cleveland, Mississippi.
We will depart via bus from the University Museum on November, 8th at 8:00 a.m.
Return time tentatively between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

COST: $65 per person

This includes travel, admissions, and lunch.

Travelers will visit:

Questions? Email Jonathan Adams at jonathankentadams@gmail.com or Mary Thompson marymckthompson@gmail.com.

Registration is closed.

Modern Art Family Activity Day


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER, 30, 2017

10:00 a.m. – NOON (DROP-IN)
The University of Mississippi Museum

Cost: FREE!

Stop by the University Museum to see our newest Fall 2017 exhibits and create interactive art projects inspired by Modern Art. All ages are welcome, and we will have a special area for children ages 0–3 to play. Snack will be provided, and all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of this program.

Thank you to all of our donors who made #FREEFAMILYDAYS possible!

Fringe Fest @the Museum

August 3-6, 2017

10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Under the Sea Micro Museum

Thursday–Saturday, self-guided
Snap an underwater selfie in the Under the Sea Micro Museum.


Free Sketch Friday

Friday–Saturday*, self-guided
*Regular Free Sketch Friday has been extended to all day Saturday as part of the Fringe Festival.
Supplies provided to Museum guests of all ages.


Art is Puzzling Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, self-guided activity for children
The Art is Puzzling Scavenger Hunt is inspired by the current Kent Rogowski “Love=Love” exhibit. Use clues to solve a riddle and then add your mark to a collaborative, community art project.


Outdoor Artist Demonstrations

Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Tom Lee, sculpture instructor at MCA, and his wife Sheri Reith, newly retired Chair of the Art Department at Ole Miss and printmaking professor will join us for outdoor demonstrations on the lawn of the Walton-Young house. Tom will be transforming logs into wooden sculptures using his chainsaw and wood lathe. Sheri will be creating art pieces using techniques involving rolling, carving and acids.


Mississippi Presenters Networking Roundtable

Saturday, noon
Arts organizers networking reception. Refreshments will be provided.


Documentary Film Screening: Joe’s Violin

Saturday, screenings at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. in the Speakers’ Gallery
The award-winning short documentary film, Joe’s Violin, features the development of an improbable friendship between a 91 year-old Holocaust survivor Joe Feingold and a 12 year-old Bronx girl Brianna Perez brought together by a donated musical instrument. Emphasis of the story highlights the power of music lighting the darkest of times as well as the power of a small act making strong impact. POV is television’s longest-running showcase for independent nonfiction films. (30 minute run time)


Yokna Sculpture Trail

The Museum features Zorro, by sculptor Jeffie Brewer, as part of the Yokna Sculpture Trail tour.

All activities are free of charge and the public is invited.