Sanctuary: The Exhibition

Photography by Stephen Kirkpatrick

March 20 – June 9, 2012
Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 27, 2012
7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Part of the Oxford Art Crawl

The UM Museum presents an exhibition of photography by acclaimed wildlife photographer, Stephen Kirkpatrick, based on his award-winning book, Sanctuary: Mississippi’s Coastal Plain. Released in November 2010, Sanctuary focuses on the rare and threatened natural treasures of the Mississippi Coastal Plain.

In dramatic photographs and brief yet well-researched text, the Sanctuary exhibition will reveal the fragile beauty and ecological importance of the Pascagoula watershed, the longleaf pine, and the Gulf of Mexico, and explain why it is so important to preserve these areas and the rare, threatened, and endangered species that call these places home.

An exhibition drawn from the book is timely, as Sanctuary is currently receiving national attention as the first place winner in the nonfiction category of the 2011 International Self-Published Book Awards sponsored by Writer’s Digest magazine.

In addition to the exhibition, Kirkpatrick Wildlife Photography will offer a number of related activities for Museum visitors of all ages.

Brown Bag Lecture and Gallery Tour with Stephen Kirkpatrick
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
University of Mississippi Museum

Focus on Nature: Adult Photography Workshop
Saturday, April 14, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $70 (registration required)

Family Activity Day: Stephen Kirkpatrick Wildlife Photography
Saturday, April 21, 2012
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $15 (registration required)