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Friday, May 29, 2015

University of Mississippi Museum

Museum seeks help for family program

The University of Mississippi Museum is asking for the community’s help so it can continue to hold its free Family Activity Day programs where children take fun-filled journeys through science and history with art as their guide. (April 21, 2015, Page 1, 3)

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    Fun football helmets on display at University Museum

    Fashionistas and football fans alike will find reasons to celebrate with the University Museum‘s newest installation, “Bloomingdale’s Fashion Touchdown: NFL Haute Couture Helmets.” The exhibit is the only one of its kind featuring designer football helmets from Bloomingdale’s Fashion Touchdown, a project that benefited the NFL Foundation. (September 14, 2014, Page 1C)

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      Preschool art program a joint effort

      The University of Mississippi Museum and the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council have teamed up to offer the Mini Master Toddler Art Program for children 2 to 5 years old. (May 3, 2013, Page 1B, 3B)

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        Insights students show off Chinese lanterns at UM

        Oxford Elementary Insights classes recently visited the University Museum and toured the exhibit, “On the Silk Road and the High Seas: Chinese Ceramics, Culture and Commerce,” and then made Chinese lanterns that were put on display at the museum. On Tuesday, a reception was held for the students to show off their artwork. (May 11, 2012, Page 1B)

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          Southern Folk Art: Learning From the Self-Taught

          An exhibit of works by untrained African-American artists from Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama is on display now through May 7 at the University of Mississippi Museum. The opening event is set for Tuesday, March 30, featuring a lecture by Esther Sparks, visiting assistant professor of art history.

          (more…) (March 26, 2010)

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            Exhibit reception: Amy Wilson

            Drawings, paintings and handmade books by acclaimed artist Amy Wilson will be on display at the University of Mississippi Museum this spring. An opening reception, sponsored by Lenora’s Restaurant, is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the museum, at Fifth Street and University Avenue. (March 19, 2010, Page 8B)

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              Brown Bag Lecture: Lou Haney

              The University Museum presents a brown bag lecture by Lou Haney, Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Mississippi, on Thursday, March 4, at noon. The public is invited to attend. The artist will discuss her past and present work, as well as some contemporary artists to consider. The talk will be about the journey “from college to Oxford, with a little New York and L.A. thrown in.” The University Museum is located at the intersection of University Avenue and Fifth Street and is open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information visit or call (662) 915–7073. For assistance related to a disability call (662) 915-7084. (March 1, 2010)

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                University Museum volunteer orientation

                The University Museum is kicking off its volunteer program with an orientation at the Museum on Tuesday from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. During this introductory meeting, attendees will learn about the various volunteer opportunities, from educational programming to visitor services. Individuals interested in volunteering should contact Holly Bethune at 915-7205 or 1, 2010)

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