Mississippi Magazine Honors Rowan Oak as ‘Best Historic Site 2020’

UM Museum property tops statewide ranking of notable sites

OXFORD, Miss – Rowan Oak, the home of legendary author and Mississippi native William Faulkner, recently was named as the “Best Historic Site 2020” in Mississippi Magazine’s annual Best of Mississippi awards. The home and property, which are managed by the University of Mississippi as part of the University Museums and Historic Houses, offer aRead the story …

Rowan Oak Gets New Digital Address, Website

UM alumnus gives Faulkner's famous home popular domain name

OXFORD, Miss. – Rowan Oak – the internationally recognized home of Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner – has quietly moved to a far more popular and accessible piece of digital real estate with a new address: https://www.rowanoak.com. The relocation of this celebrated University of Mississippi-owned property in Oxford to a more visible corner of cyberspaceRead the story …

Exhibit Breathes New Life into Old Books at UM Museum, Rowan Oak

Thought-provoking works by Brian Dettmer on view through Aug. 22

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Museum and Rowan Oak are presenting a new exhibition of artwork by New York-based artist and book sculptor Brian Dettmer this spring and summer. “Hardcovers and Paperbacks“ is on display through Aug. 22 at both locations. “Not only is this the first show ever of an internationally-acclaimed artist toRead the story …

Sharing Art with Others

John and Melody Maxey's gift to museum featured through mid-March

OXFORD, Miss. – Art collectors Melody and John Maxey, of Oxford, have presented a prized watercolor by renowned artist Dean Mitchell to the University of Mississippi Museum. The piece, “Signs of the Times,” is the signature artwork featured this month in the museum’s pop-up space and will be on display through mid-March. Museum officials sayRead the story …

Harvest Supper Enjoys Success at Rowan Oak

Annual event raises support for University Museum

OXFORD, Miss. – The 2019 Harvest Supper, on the grounds of Rowan Oak, raised more than $125,000 to support the University of Mississippi Museum and Historic Houses. The Friends of the Museum’s annual sold-out event connects Ole Miss alumni, local residents and out-of-town guests with artists, writers and musicians for dinner and entertainment at theRead the story …

Online Auction, Harvest Supper Support UM Museum

Pieces by 25 artists up for bids, leading to event on grounds of Rowan Oak

OXFORD, Miss. – The annual Harvest Supper event benefitting the University of Mississippi Museum and Historic Houses is sold out, but the Friends of the Museum has another way for members of the Lafayette-Oxford-University community to be involved in supporting the arts. The group is hosting an online auction featuring a variety of artworks createdRead the story …

University Museum Turns 80

From Vonnegut and O'Keeffe to art lessons and lectures, landmark offers something for everyone

OXFORD, Miss. – As a child in the 1940s, Kaye Bryant used to wander around what is now the University of Mississippi Museum. There, her imagination was captured by fleas, but these were not just any ordinary bugs – one was dressed in a tuxedo, the other in a wedding dress. She couldn’t untangle the riddleRead the story …

UM Museum, RebelWell Partnership Melds Mental and Physical Exercises

Collaborative activities promote critical thinking and bodily movement

OXFORD, Miss. – While most University of Mississippi Museum visitors might visit the galleries to observe the latest art exhibitions, an ongoing partnership with a campuswide health program offers patrons opportunities to add physical exercise to their mental activity. University Museum and Historic Houses is a RebelWell partner for both meditation and physical activity. OfferingsRead the story …

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 …