Preserving Faulkner’s Historic Home

Private gift ensures ambiance of Rowan Oak

OXFORD, Miss. – William Faulkner’s desk, typewriter and resting bed are fixtures in the office of the late Nobel Prize-winning author’s Oxford home. Peering in, it’s easy to imagine the writer, pipe in hand, contemplating his next sentence. One of his biggest fans is making sure that ambiance is preserved. “I can’t imagine that theRead the story …

Annual Conference Explores ‘Faulkner’s Families’

Events include recording of 'The Sound and The Fury: April 7, 1928,' African American heritage tour

OXFORD, Miss. – Three first-time events highlight the University of Mississippi‘s 46th annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, which opens Sunday (July 21) in Oxford. Focusing on the theme “Faulkner’s Families,” the international conference includes five days of lectures, tours, exhibits and other presentations, which explore the Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s multifaceted ancestry. The event also features panelRead the story …

Historic Support for UM Museum

Galtneys' major gift will reveal 'hidden treasure'

OXFORD, Miss. – Elizabeth Galtney fits right in among the painters, photographers, woodworkers, sculptors and other artists who live in the eclectic town of Taylor, an increasingly bohemian community just 10 miles south of Oxford. She is both a creator of oil paintings and a longtime collector. Her love of art is evident with theRead the story …

University Museum Joint Publication Set for Release

'The Beautiful Mysterious' showcases unique photography of William Eggleston

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Museum, Friends of the Museum and University Press of Mississippi will celebrate the launch of their first co-published book, “The Beautiful Mysterious: The Extraordinary Gaze of William Eggleston,” at 5:30 p.m. Monday (June 17) at Off Square Books. The project, first in a series, helps showcase the museumRead the story …

UM Remembers Beloved Educator, Scholar and Civil Rights Champion

Longtime classics professor, University Museum director Lucy Turnbull dies at 87

OXFORD, Miss. – Former University of Mississippi professor Lucy Turnbull will always be remembered as a beloved educator who could make her curriculum both easy to understand and infinitely interesting to her students, a mentor and a champion of civil rights at Ole Miss. Her enthusiasm for the classics was contagious, which propelled her studentsRead the story …

Museum Completes New Walton-Young House Art Installation

Three artists create high-visibility public art pieces on historic structure

OXFORD, Miss. – Oxford-area artists Rebekah Flake, Valerie Guinn Polgar and Sarah Barch have created custom art installations on the historic Walton-Young House, next door to the University of Mississippi Museum. The purpose of this installation is to animate the house and display the art of local artists. Each piece is weather-resistant and has tiesRead the story …

Friends of the Museum Presents Major Exhibition and Symposium

UM Museum acquires Dunlap's 'Meditations on the Origins of Agriculture in America'

OXFORD, Miss. – Friends of the Museum presents “Meditations on the Landscape in Art and Literature,” an exhibition and symposium to celebrate the acquisition of artist William Dunlap’s “Meditations on the Origins of Agriculture in America.” The exhibition will run at the University of Mississippi Museum from March 25 to July 27. Visitors can expectRead the story …

‘Art of Identification’ Showcases Beauty of Birds at UM Museum

Artist David Allen Sibley to visit campus for events in early April

OXFORD, Miss. – The diversity and beauty of North American bird life are on display at the University of Mississippi Museum, where a collection of watercolors by self-taught bird illustrator, ornithologist and author David Allen Sibley is open for viewing. “The Art of Identification” runs through Sept. 7 at the museum. An opening reception isRead the story …

Classics Professor Named Humanities Teacher of the Year

Brad Cook receives honor from Mississippi Humanities Council, presents Feb. 11 lecture

OXFORD, Miss. – Brad Cook, an associate professor of classics at the University of Mississippi, has been awarded a Humanities Teacher Award from the Mississippi Humanities Council. The award recognizes outstanding work by a Mississippian in bringing the insights of the humanities to public audiences. Cook, a UM faculty member since 2011, is among 29 recipients ofRead the story …

University of Mississippi Museum Hosts Acclaimed Watercolor Exhibit

'Visual Abundance: Realism in Watercolor' showcases paintings of Laurin McCracken

OXFORD, Miss. – Renowned watercolorist and Mississippi native Laurin McCracken will have his award-winning work on display at the University of Mississippi Museum beginning Jan. 22. The exhibit, “Visual Abundance: Realism in Watercolor,” will showcase many of McCracken’s realistic watercolor paintings that are largely influenced by the Dutch and Flemish still life painters of the 16th and 17thRead the story …