Oxford Day at Mississippi Museum of Art


Oxford Day
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Noon – 8:00 PM
Mississippi Museum of Art, The Art Garden

In honor of Symbols of Faith, Home, and Beyond: The Art of Theora Hamblett, and in celebration of the hometown of Theora Hamblett, the Mississippi Museum of Art invites all Ole Miss Alumni and current and former residents of Oxford to a day of events and programs in The Art Garden. A variety of talented Oxford musicians and performers provide entertainment throughout the day on the C Spire Stage, including Oxford Ballet, Dent May, Jimmy Phillips and the Ruminators, and Kudzu Kings. Literary readings are presented by Vox Journal, and film screenings will occur in the evening. Artwork from Oxford-based Southside Gallery will be on view inside the Museum. Educational activities are provided by MMA education staff and the University Museum. The Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau and representatives of Ole Miss Athletics and the Central Mississippi Ole Miss Rebel Club bring added excitement and energy to the festivities. Oxford-themed food options and specialty cocktail selections are provided by The Palette Café by Viking and Chef Louis H. LaRose. This event is sponsored by BancorpSouth and Southern Beverage. It is supported by the University of Mississippi Museum and Historic Houses, permanent home to many of Hamblett’s paintings, and the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council.