Past Meets Future with UM Research into Greek Plaques

Classics, engineering professors team up to explore ancient history

OXFORD, Miss. – It is a delicate balancing act Brad Cook performs as he places a more-than-2,000-year-old golden Greek artifact atop a high-energy X-ray fluorescence spectrometer. In position, the wafer-thin ancient article soon will be beamed with billions of photons, all to unlock its age. Cook, an associate professor of classics at the University of Mississippi,Read the story …

Museum Unveils 2018 Keepsake Ornament

Collectible allows Ole Miss faithful to show off the Grove in their holiday decor

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Museum and Historic Houses has unveiled its 18th annual holiday keepsake ornament, celebrating one of the university’s most beautiful spaces and time-honored traditions, the Grove. “Whether it be memories of football Saturdays, the pride of receiving a degree or just lounging on a sunny afternoon, the Grove holdsRead the story …

UM Museum Art Bidding in Progress

Online action will give way to silent auction at eighth annual Harvest Supper

OXFORD, Miss. – The artwork of several well-known artists, along with that of a few rising talents, is being bid on in an online auction to raise funds for the University of Mississippi Museum. Each year, Friends of the Museum hosts the event to raise funds and awareness for the University Museum and Historic Houses.Read the story …

UM Museum Gears Up for Busy Fall Programming

Variety of events will provide something for everyone

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Museum and Historic Houses is ready for another semester of events and activities for children and adults. Each year, the UM Museum’s educational programming reaches more than 10,000 children in north Mississippi, providing valuable exposure to the arts and beyond. There is quite literally something for everyone, fromRead the story …

‘A Long Road Back’ Breathes New Life into Found Metal

Latest UM Museum exhibit showcases sculptures by George Tobolowsky

OXFORD, Miss. – Discarded machine parts, scrap metal, and other found objects serve as the inspiration for the University of Mississippi Museum‘s latest exhibit, “A Long Road Back,” by Texas-based sculptor George Tobolowsky. Tobolowsky’s metal sculptures will be on display inside and around the museum, as well as throughout Oxford and the Ole Miss campus,Read the story …

UM Museum Named to List of 51 ‘Most Astounding University Museums’

Facility in national spotlight for fourth time in five years

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Museum and its extensive collection of art, scientific equipment and Greek and Roman antiquities are in the national spotlight once again, this time being named to EDsmart’s list of “51 Most Astounding University Museums.” The latest recognition is the fourth time in five years the museum has been namedRead the story …

‘Where the Roots Rise’ Reflects Connection of Humanity to Natural Life

Latest UM Museum exhibit showcases creative photographs from alumna Jaime Aelavanthara

OXFORD, Miss. – The distance between humanity and nature is much smaller than we realize, and the latest exhibit at the University of Mississippi Museum serves as a reminder of that perception. “Where the Roots Rise” by photographer Jaime Aelavanthara is a series of photographs that have undergone photochemical blueprinting known as the cyanotype process.Read the story …

UM Conference Explores ‘Faulkner and Slavery’

Annual event to draw hundreds from around globe to Oxford, region

OXFORD, Miss. – “Faulkner and Slavery” is the theme for the University of Mississippi’s 45th annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, coming up July 22-26. Five days of lectures, panels, tours, exhibits and other presentations will take up the question, “What did slavery mean in the life, ancestry, environment, imagination and career of William Faulkner?” Besides fourRead the story …

‘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 …