Record Support Greets Harvest Supper’s Return

Popular event secures resources for UM Museum and Historic Houses

OXFORD, Miss. – The annual Harvest Supper fundraiser set new records for attendance and private support for the University of Mississippi Museum and Historic Houses when it returned this fall after being postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic. About 600 people attended the recent sold-out event, which generated $175,000, said Diane Scruggs, of Oxford,Read the story …

Museum’s 2021 Holiday Keepsake Honors ‘The Vaught’

Annual ornament sale supports the University Museum and Historic Houses

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Museum has unveiled its 2021 holiday keepsake ornament, a likeness of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, iconic home of the Ole Miss Rebels football team. The ornament celebrates Mississippi’s largest stadium, which holds the record for the state’s largest-ever football crowd, 66,176 fans. The ornament celebrates the stadium as the OleRead the story …

New Home for Greek, Roman Antiquities Dedicated

Event celebrates Galtneys' generosity, passion for UM, arts and culture

OXFORD, Miss. – Elizabeth and Will Galtney’s generous spirit and passion for the arts, culture and all aspects of the University of Mississippi were celebrated recently at the dedication of the Elizabeth and Will Galtney Greek and Roman Art Wing at the University Museum. The museum’s oldest artifacts have a new home, thanks to theRead the story …

UM Museum Named Among State’s Best Museums for Art

Mississippi Magazine readers voted in first-ever 'Best of Travel Awards'

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Museum has been named one of the state’s best for art by Mississippi Magazine, an honor that comes one year after the magazine named William Faulkner’s Rowan Oak, which the museum maintains, as the state’s best historic site. The recognition came out in Mississippi Magazine’s new, reader-driven “BestRead the story …

UM Museum’s Full In-Person Experience Returns Aug. 17

Museum and Historic Houses to reopen to the public; new programming and exhibits offered

OXFORD, Miss. – Visitors to campus can roam the grounds of the University of Mississippi Museum and Historic Houses again, including Rowan Oak, the home of Nobel- and Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Faulkner, beginning Tuesday (Aug. 17). The museum has been open to UM faculty, staff and students by appointment only since fall 2020, butRead the story …

Summer Sunset Series Returns to the Grove

Bring your lawn chairs and picnics every Sunday in June

OXFORD, Miss. – Live music is back! After more than a year of canceled events, bands will return to the Grove stage for the annual Summer Sunset Series on Sunday afternoons throughout June. The series, which is free and open to the public at the University of Mississippi, is a communitywide event made possible throughRead the story …

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 artistRead 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 …