2018 Master Gardeners Museum Series

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The University of Mississippi Museum in association with
The Master Gardeners of Lafayette County present

Faulkner’s Rowan Oak, Historical Landscape

April 5, 12, 19, 2018
Thursdays at 12:00 noon–1:00 p.m.

April 5
Inspiration for a Garden through Faulkner’s Writing

Sherra Owen, Master Gardener, is a retired educator from Union County, MS. She is an Audubon Master Naturalist, a member of the Union County Garden Club, and a member of the Mississippi Native Plant Society. Sherra was instrumental in helping to design the Faulkner Literary Garden at the Union County Heritage Museum.

April 12
Trees for Generations: How to Leave a Lasting Impression

Nathan Lazinsky, assistant superintendent of Ole Miss Landscape Services, is a licensed Landscape Horticulturist, as well as a certified arborist with a tree risk certification.

April 19
Rowan Oak’s Landscape through a Photographer’s Lens

Ed Croom is a retired botanist from The University of Mississippi and a talented photo journalist. His photography has appeared in USA Today, The Scientist, and The Saturday Evening Post. He is the author of The Land of Rowan Oak—a collection of images highlighting the gardens, flowers, and trees taken over a 13-year period on the historic grounds of Rowan Oak.


 

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Buie West Grand Opening

Gallery opens: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Opening Reception: March 27, 2018, 6–8:00 p.m.

Join us Tuesday, March 27th during the April Arts Crawl to officially celebrate the opening of the Buie West Gallery!

Buie West is the first of four galleries in the original 1939 museum to reopen after major renovations. The gallery, and the three others to come, will permanently display the Robinson Collection of Greek and Roman Antiquities. 

Art-Crawl

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.

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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.

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.

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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!