‘UnstillLife’ Exhibit at UM Museum Showcases Work of 38 Painters

Collection encourages viewers to re-examine ordinary and overlooked objects

OXFORD, Miss. – A still life painting exhibition that goes beyond the ordinary is open at the University of Mississippi Museum. “The UnstillLife,” a collection by the painters’ association Zeuxis, features the many possibilities of still life with an eccentric take on the perspectives of 38 artists. The museum will host an opening reception forRead the story …

Registration Open for UM Museum Summer Camps

Weeklong sessions available for children from preschool to middle school

OXFORD, Miss. – Registration is open for a series of educational day camps for children of all ages throughout June and July at the University of Mississippi Museum. Each weeklong camp session is broken into age groups to teach children about art, art history and the museum while allowing them to create their own worksRead the story …

Museum to Host ‘Let’s Move’ Family Activity Day

Drop-in session features trail walk, activities for all ages

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Museum is hosting its latest “Let’s Move” Family Activity Day this weekend. The drop-in event is set for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday (May 5) and will combine art and nature throughout the activities, designed for children of all ages. The event is free and open to theRead the story …

UM Museum Opens ‘Ruin is a Secret Oasis’ Exhibit

Artist Maysey Craddock draws inspiration from structures throughout the South

OXFORD, Miss. – A new exhibit featuring artist-transformed images of ruined structures throughout the South is open at the University of Mississippi Museum. “Ruin is a Secret Oasis,” by artist Maysey Craddock, references images of objects and places throughout the region. Craddock said she is drawn to mysterious traces of memories, and her pieces seekRead the story …

Museum Hosts Buie Babies Stroller Tour

Children ages 2 and under can participate in playtime activities with their families

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Museum hosts its Buie Babies Museum Stroller Tour from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday (April 7). Families with babies and toddlers up to age 2 are invited to participate in the tours, which begin at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. The tour will explore the museum’s latest exhibit byRead the story …

UM Museum Opens First Gallery in Renovated Mary Buie Wing

Project is one of the most significant expansions in the museum's 78-year history

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Museum has reopened the first of four galleries in its Mary Buie wing, which is undergoing reinstallation to house the David M. Robinson Memorial Collection of Greek and Roman antiquities. The original Mary Buie Museum, which became a connecting wing upon the opening of the current museum buildingRead the story …

University Museum Named Among Nation’s Top 50 College Museums

College Rank highlights its unique collections and historic houses

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Museum was named to College Rank’s 50 Most Amazing College Museums in the country. This is the third time the museum has appeared on national rankings lists in five years – a first in the museum’s 78-year history. “Our exceptionally strong collections and exhibitions are experiencing significant increasedRead the story …

‘No Two Alike’ Exhibit Highlights University’s Unique Collections

Display at the J.D. Williams Library is open through December

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Libraries’ Department of Archives and Special Collections collaborated with the UM Museum to host “No Two Alike,” an exhibit of unusual materials from Mississippi artists and unique art publications from Special Collections’ rare book collection. The exhibit, open through Dec. 14 in the Faulkner Room of the J.D.Read the story …

Conservator Completes Work on Three Marble Busts at UM Museum

Amy Jones Abbe's weeklong residency also included lectures and public presentations

OXFORD, Miss. – Amy Jones Abbe, one of the country’s most respected conservators of Greek and Roman sculpture, enjoyed a brief residency at the University of Mississippi Museum last week. The Athens, Georgia, resident divided her time between restoring three busts in the museum’s David M. Robinson Greek and Roman Antiquities Collection and speaking aboutRead the story …

Conservator Visiting UM Museum to Examine Marble Sculpture Collection

Amy Jones Abbe to assess selected pieces and advise staff on their preservation

OXFORD, Miss. – One of the country’s most respected conservators of Greek and Roman sculpture is visiting the University of Mississippi Museum this week to review its collection and share her expertise. Amy Jones Abbe of Athens, Georgia, will be on campus through Friday (Jan. 30-Feb. 2) to work on ancient marble sculptures from theRead the story …