Rockin’ Retro Virtual Family Activity Day

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.
 

Stark Raving Pumpkin Carving Competition

It’s Fall, y’all, and the UM Museum is getting festive this Halloween! Enter the UM Museum’s first ever pumpkin carving contest for a chance to win prizes and be featured on our social media! Fun for all ages! 

Here’s How:

  1. Pre-register here by Friday, October 23.

  2. BYOP (Bring your own pumpkin)! Obtain a pumpkin of appropriate size and beauty to be worthy of your artistic skills.

  3. Carve or paint said pumpkin into a creative masterpiece.

  4. Deliver your pumpkin to the Walton-Young House!

 Pumpkins will be displayed on the Walton-Young House front lawn all Halloween Weekend! Spectators are encouraged to stop by or drive-thru to check out our ‘Haunted’ Historic House and our contest entries. Please remember to wear a mask and practice social distancing!

 

Winners announced on social media on Saturday, October 31

May the best pumpkins win!

 

Entry Fee: $3 members, $5 non-members

Pre-registration is required

Registration closes Friday, October 23

 

Rules/logistics:

  1. Pre-register by Friday, October 23.

  2. Pumpkins may be carved, painted, or sculpted.

  3. Must be family friendly.

  4. Pumpkin must be dropped off to the Walton-Young House. Drop off will be contactless

 

Contact Stacy Bell at slbell@olemiss.edu for further details. 

 


 

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.

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