Jaime Aelavanthara Artist’s Lecture & Reception


Jaime Aelavanthara Artist’s Lecture & Reception

August 22, 2018

5:30 p.m.


Jaime Johnson Jaime Johnson Aelavanthara is a member of the faculty at the University of Tampa in Photography & Foundations. Johnson received her BFA from the University of Mississippi in Imaging Arts and her MFA in Photography from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA. Johnson resides in Tampa, FL.

Her work is in public and private collections including the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson, the University of Arkansas in Little Rock, and the International House Hotel in New Orleans. Her work is represented by SEITIES gallery in Calgary, Canada.

She will discuss her career and current exhibition, Where the Roots Rise.

EL: Where the Roots Rise Reception

Art + Exchange

Art + Exchange

Thursday, July 19, 2018
6:00 p.m.

413 S. 14th Street
Oxford, MS 38655

Join the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, the University Museum, and the Center for Art & Public Exchange (CAPE) at the Mississippi Museum of Art for a public dialogue to share stories, local histories, and aspirations for the community. Stories gathered will inform the future work of CAPE and could become the centerpiece of a public artwork in the community as part of a new series of artist-led, community-driven art projects in locations across Mississippi.

About CAPE:
The Center for Art & Public Exchange (CAPE) is an initiative of the Mississippi Museum of Art supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. CAPE’s purpose is to use original artworks, exhibitions, programs, and engagements with artists to increase understanding and inspire new narratives in contemporary Mississippi.

An Evening with the Artist: Philip Jackson

Still Life for the 21st Century

Pear, apples, cherries

June 7, 2018
5:30 p.m.

Philip JacksonIn conjunction with the current exhibit, The UnstillLife, featured artist and University of Mississippi professor, Philip Jackson, will lead a lecture, Still Life for the 21st Century, and gallery talk exploring still life painting in the modern art world.

An Evening with the Artist: Maysey Craddock

Deep the Well by Maysey Craddock

May 3, 2018
5:30 p.m.

Maysey Craddock will discuss her career and current exhibition, Ruin is a Secret Oasis.

2018 Master Gardeners Museum Series


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.


Discrimination based upon race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or veteran’s status is a violation of federal and state law and MSU policy and will not be tolerated. Discrimination based upon sexual orientation or group affiliation is a violation of MSU policy and will not be tolerated.

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. 


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

Faulkner Room, Archives & Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library


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



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.