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Recollecting: 1980 –2012 Works by Ron Dale

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rowing up in Asheville, North Carolina, Ron Dale was exposed to the annual exhibitions of the Southern Highlands Handicraft Guild. Watching a potter throw pots, transforming wet smooth clay into a shaped vessel was magic to Dale.This sparked his interest in ceramics, and he began his journey as an artist in the 1970s. Recollecting: 1980-2012, Works by Ron Dale showcases the Oxford artist’s works in ceramics and mixed media spanning over 20 years.

“My sculptural work has evolved out of the traditional vocabulary of the vessel. Combined with architectural and furniture imagery, I am able to explore concepts of altered space and perspective, light and shadow and the flattening of form while allowing for a more direct expression of ideas—ideas dealing with both social and personal issues. I view them as three-dimensional paintings—images, color and texture layered one on top of the other. I often use suggested “mirrors” to reflect space as a means of enveloping the continues on page 4

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Welcome to Your Museum! Greetings from the University of Mississippi Museum and Historic Houses. It gives me great pleasure to write these words on the first anniversary of my assuming this wonderful leadership role. It’s been a memorable year, full of excitement and dynamism at both the Museum and at Rowan Oak. We are an institution notably blessed with highly skilled staff, exceptional and expanding collections, growing educational impacts, and new sources of contributed support. Equally important to all these are you, our members and friends. It is abundantly evident each day how deeply our community of stakeholders and audiences care about this museum and our William Faulkner site. Membership numbers are growing and donors to the collection are stepping forward with gifts of art that strengthen our permanent holdings and expand the stories we can share.

Our Friends of the Museum auxiliary remains deeply committed to the Museum and to Rowan Oak, and their funding support is invaluable. Next year we anticipate a major milestone in the Museum’s history, as we celebrate 75 years since our founding as a museum in August, 1939. In this 75th year we were recently designated as one of the “Top 20 U.S. College Art Museums” by web publication Complex Art & Design, national recognition which is both humbling and inspiring. We have ambitious plans for our 2014/2015 exhibition calendar, with major shows planned for a collection of newly-gifted works of self-taught art, and our first comprehensive showing of the Museum’s William Eggleston photographic prints. We will continue to exhibit the work of exceptional contemporary artists,

Visit Us Today! The museum is located at University Ave. & 5th St., Oxford, MS.

Hours of operation: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Closed every Sunday and Monday along with most University Holidays.

Telephone: 662.915.7073 Fax: 662.915.7035 Mailing Address: The University of Mississippi Museum P.O. Box 1848 University, MS 38677

Staff

Melanie Munns

Robert Saarnio

Special Project Assistant

MUSEUM DIRECTOR

Michelle Perr y

William Griffith

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Museum Graduate Assistants

Elizabeth Ellis Julie Mauldin Kelly Herbert Mar y Kate Keappler Steven Mockler Mar y-Charles Pence Alexa Penton Molly Scofield

Amelia Brock

Collections intern:

CURATOR of ROWAN OAK

Tracy Stricklin

Marti Funke

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Collections manager

Amy W. Evans

Robert J. Pekala

Graphic Designer

PREPARATOR

Emily Dean CURATOR OF EDUCATION

Rebecca Phillips Membership, Events, & Communications coordinator

Angela Barlow ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT FOR THE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM AND HISTORIC HOUSES

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Education and Outreach interns:

The Center for the Study of Southern Culture

Jodie Free The Center for the Study of Southern Culture

Americorps VISTA

Tierney Charlton

Lauren Banquer Graphic Design intern:

Allison Young Events and Programming intern:

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and we regularly rotate our Theora Hamblett paintings, where the sheer depth of the collection permits an ever-evolving display. At Rowan Oak, we continue our commitment to the legacy of William Faulkner, and we take very seriously our responsibility to this National Historic Landmark property and our interpretation to the public of one of the South’s most significant historic sites.

Oxford’s Double Decker Bus Collectible Keepsake

Encourage your friends and associates to join you in Membership. As for museums nationwide, members not only provide critical financial support, they sustain our spirits and keep us ever watchful for new ways that we can be of service to our campus and our community. Please attend our openings, participate with your entire family in the wide spectrum of our exceptional educational programs, and watch us grow. Most importantly know that you are always welcome twelve months of the year to join us in celebrating the stories that our remarkable collections enable us to tell.

Get Your keepsake today! Now On Sale for $25 at the museum store!

—Robert Saarnio, Director

museum volunteers/ Front Desk:

Tucker Austin Lora Ellinwood Martha Huckins Madeline Jewess Kelcie Shack Mar y Martin Thomisha Matthews Mar y Anna Smith John Thomas Amanda Williams Rowan Oak interns:

Andrew Freeman Paige Prather Tyler Proffitt Kristin Voit Henr y Wise

These staff members join the full-time staff in support of the Museum mission and provide critical assistance with programming, activities, and events. Graduate assistantships and undergraduate internships augment existing academic programs with professional museum experience. To contribute to the endowment that sustains graduate assistantships at the University Museum and Historic Houses, please contact Angela Barlow at 662-915-381 or ambarlow@olemiss.edu. Gifts also may be made by mailing a check to the University of Mississippi Foundation, P.O. Box 249, University, MS 38677 noting the University of Mississippi Museum noted or by visiting www.umfoundation.com/makeagift.

The University of Mississippi Museum is the grateful recipient of time and talent given by many within our community. Many thanks to these individuals who are dedicated to the Museum and its mission: The Friends of the Museum Board of Directors 2012–2013

Laura Antonow Jason Bouldin Dianne Fergusson Mar y Ann Frugé Gay Graeber Blair Hobbs Dorothy Howorth Erin Abbott Kirkpatrick Amy Lowe Lewis

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(Left) Evening Grosbeak, 1995. Polychrome on wood and ceramic. On loan from the artist; (Right Top) Pitcher and Tumblers, 1981. Polychrome on wood and ceramic. On loan from the artist; (Right Bottom) Interior of Seymour Lawrence gallery.

… I am able to explore concepts of altered space and perspective, light and shadow and the flattening of form while allowing for a more direct expression of ideas— ideas dealing with both social and personal issues. …” viewer, placing him/her in a particular environment. In recent years I have used the frame as an integral element in these constructions,” Dale stated.

entire community to help us celebrate the career of this leading figure in contemporary American ceramic arts.”

In conjunction with the exhibition, there was an artist’s lecture on September 17, 2013. The Museum’s Annual Membership Party, held October 10, 2013, celebrated and highlighted Ron Dale’s career in ceramics.

Dale obtained his B.A. at Goddard College and his M.F.A. at Louisiana State University. Before teaching at the University of Mississippi, Dale taught at the Penland School of Craft in Penland, North Carolina, and at the Cortona, Italy study abroad program with the University of Georgia. He joined the faculty at the University of Mississippi in 1980 and retired as Emeritus Professor of Art in 2005. Currently, Dale owns and runs Irondale Studio, which was built in 1995. UM

“The University Museum is extraordinarily pleased and proud to be the presenting venue for Recollecting 1980 – 2013,” said Museum Director Robert Saarnio. “With every passing day we watched in a state of growing awe as Ron has installed these intelligent, playful, and dramatic works. We encourage our 4

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This exhibition will run until January 11, 2014.


Exhibitions The Wellspring: Works by Hamlett Dobbins

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NOV. 12, 2013 – FEB. 22, 2014

riginally using legos to bring his imagination to life, Hamlett Dobbins transitioned to paint as a means for creative expression. Dobbins’s newest exhibition, The Wellspring, at the University of Mississippi Museum is a collection of paintings that draw specifically from a diverse set of experiences with his two children, Milla (aka M.R.M.) and Ives (aka I.V.). The paintings span a number of years and reflect different stages of their rich relationships. (Top) Untitled (Notes on I.V./G.U.T.) oil on linen on panel, 2011. (Bottom) Untitled (For I.V./G.U.T./J.N.) oil on canvas, 2013. All works courtesy of the artsit and David Lusk Gallery, Memphis.

“The University Museum is exceptionally pleased to present these remarkable paintings by a very talented artist whose career has taken him this year to a Rome Prize Fellowship. We are thrilled to anticipate Hamlett’s return from Italy in December, to discuss these works with our audiences,” said Museum Director Robert Saarnio. In conjunction with the exhibition, there was an Opening Reception on Thursday, November 14, 2013. An artist’s lecture will be held on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, from noon to 1:00 PM. These events are free and open to the public. A native of Tennessee, Hamlett Dobbins has spent most of his life in Memphis. He received his BFA from the University of Memphis in 1993 and went on to receive his MA and MFA from the University of Iowa. After completing his graduate studies, Dobbins moved to Memphis where he worked as a curator for Delta Axis @

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Marshall Arts while teaching at the University of Memphis, University of Mississippi, and at Memphis College of Art. In 2000, he received a fellowship for a residency at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont, as well as a three-month residency at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, Nebraska. Since 2001, Dobbins has worked at Rhodes College as an instructor and as the director for the Clough-Hanson Gallery where he has curated shows with Thomas Nozkowski, Roe Ethridge, Jon Haddock, Radcliffe Bailey, and Nikki S. Lee. This year Dobbins is a fellow at the American Academy in Rome. UM

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Museum Education and Outreach Education and Outreach programs are reaching unprecedented numbers of children and families!

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museum visit can have a truly profound impact on a young learner’s view of the world, art, and history. At the University Museum, our educational programming is designed to transport audiences to ancient civilizations, introduce viewers of all ages to art, and create memorable experiences. In the past year, the Museum’s programs have expanded and developed, offering new creative opportunities for children as young as the age of two exploring the galleries with their parents or grandparents in our Mini Masters program. Of the many programs at the Museum, our Traveling Trunk and Outreach programs have experienced the most growth. Through valued community partnerships like that with Leap Frog After School program and our free traveling trunk program for schools and organizations, we are able to offer free outreach programming to at-risk students. We have also formed a new partnership with the Scott Center special needs students, and it is a joy to be

(Top) Museum intern Mary Kate Keappler guides ArtZone participants throught the galleries. (Bottom, left to right) ArtZone and Mini Masters participants.

As of October 2013, our Outreach programs had already reached over 8,000 students this year alone. able to share our collections and see people of all different abilities connect with our collections in new and diverse ways. As of October 2013, our Outreach programs had already reached over 8,000 students this year alone. The key to the success of these programs has been forming connections and partnerships with teachers, and we are proud that now through our partnership with the UMTupelo campus more Tupelo teachers are benefiting from our trunk program as well!

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In addition to regular Family Activity Days, we want the Museum to be a place for adults and young children to explore together on their own. The Museum has just received generous funding from the Lafayette Oxford Foundation for Tomorrow to create an Interactive Education Area and additional funds from the Friends of the Museum for a Family Learning Guide throughout the galleries. This project is one that we hope will make the museum a more accessible and engaging place for families with children of all ages. UM


Spring 2014 after school program

Register your child(ren) for a fun-filled semester of art activities for kids in grades K–6. Each week, children will learn a new way to make art pertaining to exhibits at the Museum. museum.olemiss.edu/art-zone/

William Bouldin participating in the Let’s Move! Family Activity Day.

Traveling Trunks Through the generous support of the Mississippi Humanities Council, the UM Museum is proud to launch its newest Traveling Trunk, William Faulkner’s Rowan Oak. This trunk is designed with high school students in mind and provides a number of helpful resources related to Faulkner all in one central location! The trunk contains classroom sets of short stories, audio-visual materials, and a 1918 typewriter similar to that used by Faulkner. Other Traveling Trunks include Walter Anderson, Theora Hamblett, Folk Art, Ancient Greece, Lowcountry Basket Weaving, African Art, and Chinese Art. Each trunk provides quality art materials and lessons for teachers to enhance student expression, while meeting critical curriculum benchmarks.

Family Activity Day saturday, December 7, 2013 10:00 a.m.­–noon

the University of Mississippi Museum

COST: Free for UM Museum Members $5 per Family for non-members Families will meet at the Museum to create seasonal crafts and contribute to a gingerbread house for the Ford Center’s Annual Gingerbread House Village! Space is limited, so pre-register today!

For more information on this program, contact Emily Dean, Curator of Education, at esdean@olemiss.edu or 662.915.7205

Call the Museum at 662-915-7073, or email esdean@olemiss.edu to reserve your spot today!

William Faulkner’s Rowan Oak Traveling Trunk was generously funded by the Mississippi Humanities Council.

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Collections News Dreams and Visions After returning from the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson, MS, the UM Museum displayed a selection of Theora Hamblett’s rarely seen Dreams and Visions collection. Included in the exhibition is a newly gifted Dreams and Visions Birds in Flight, 1959. Bequest of Kathryn and Brian Chivers. painting, which has never been “We are so grateful to the Brunson family for their displayed in a public venue. Birds in Flight was a gift from generosity in thinking of the Museum as a home for this Kathryn and Brian Chivers in honor of their aunt, Mary Faith piece. It is a refreshing addition to the collection as the Brunson. Brunson, a 1944 University of Mississippi alumna, Dreams and Visions collection rarely gets gifted as they was the director of public relations of Rich’s Department were usually retained by Theora as personal possessions Store in Atlanta, GA. She also served on the board of directors or were personal gifts from Theora,” said Collections of the American Booksellers Association from 1966 to 1976 Manager Marti Funke. UM and was the organization’s president from 1970 to 1972.

On Loan

Untitled (Abstraction, Lake George) , 1918.

Georgia O’Keeffe’s Untitled (Abstraction, Lake George) traveled to the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, New York to be part of an exhibition titled, Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George, that will also travel to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe and the deYoung Museum in San Francisco.

“This intriguing painting in the collection of the University of Mississippi Museum may have been inspired by a forest fire Georgia O’Keeffe witnessed during her first summer at Lake George in 1918. While

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it appears, at first glance, to be a wholly abstract or a non-objective composition, the central conical shape of brilliant orange is evocative of fiery flames encircled by the blue sky. Although O’Keeffe rarely addressed natural phenomena in her work, her response to the occurrence of fires and storms was a unique feature of her Lake George years. Part abstraction, part evocation, this intriguing image greatly enhances our understanding of O’Keeffe’s initial response to the dramatic atmosphere at Lake George,” said Chief Curator Erin B. Coe at the The Hyde Collection. UM The painting will return in late Spring 2014. We are excited to be a part of an exhibition of such beautiful and interesting paintings depicting the influence and long relationship O’Keeffe had with Lake George.


Rowan Oak News Visitor News Rowan Oak has welcomed 6,744 visitors since May and hosted several events including the Friends of the Museum’s annual banquet and fundraiser, the Harvest Supper, on October 10th. Also of note, former Senator Trent Lott and former Senator Phil Gramm of Texas visited Rowan Oak on October 11th and the next day Texas Governor Rick Perry stopped by for a visit. Rowan Oak also hosted a catered picnic lunch for Senator Cochran’s staff on October 18th. The staff of the popular NPR/PRI radio program “Whad’Ya Know” with Michael Feldman visited on September 27th with local celebrity Kaye Bryant, which was a lively affair. A southern literature seminar from Colorado College visited Rowan Oak for a week in September where they had a seminar on the grounds that discussed time and characters in Faulkner’s novels. They also toured the area including Elvis’ Graceland, the opposite end of historic house management, but agreed that Rowan Oak was their favorite. On Saturday, September 7, 150 Chi Omega alumnae from New York to California and many states in between, plus collegians from Tau chapter at Ole Miss enjoyed a glorious fall day with lunch on the grounds of Rowan Oak. They were hosted by Friends of the Museum Board member Mary Ann Frugé. Many of the guests arrived via a walk through Bailey’s Woods and delighted in the trail as well as the first view of the home and grounds. A Southern picnic lunch of fried chicken, pimento cheese, biscuits and other treats as well as strawberry shortcake catered by Elizabeth Heiskell was enjoyed by all. Rowan Oak curator Bill Griffith presented an educational program about Rowan Oak and Mr. Faulkner. Following lunch, guests toured Rowan Oak and left with an enhanced respect and admiration for Faulkner and his home.

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Restoration of the Sunken Garden Evelyn and Michael Jefcoat of Laurel, MS have committed to help fund the restoration of the sunken garden at Rowan Oak. We are in the very beginning stages of this project but are excited to get it under way. Kevin Risk, LSU landscape architecture faculty, wrote the cultural historic landscape report for Rowan Oak and has agreed to advise us on this very ambitious project. The Jefcoats previously funded the reconstruction of the gazebo at Rowan Oak. The original gazebo was flattened by a fallen tree in the mid 1980s. We cannot thank the Jefcoats enough for their past support and continued confidence and enthusiasm for Rowan Oak.

Faulkner News The 2014 Faulkner Conference will discuss Faulkner and History. It will take place July 20–24, 2014 at the University of Mississippi. This is the 41st anniversary of the annual conference. James Franco’s AS I Lay Dying premiered at the historic Lyric theatre on October 21st to a packed house. It is available for purchase on iTunes after October 22 and releases on DVD November 5th. The film was well received by the crowd and certainly raised Faulkner awareness around town. UM

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Museum Community Peddle Provides Major Gift to Museum Renowned collection will be reinstalled in new gallery

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By Tina Hahn he Museum’s 2,000-piece David M. Robinson Collection of Greek and Roman artifacts—the largest collection of its kind held by a university museum in the South—stands out for its significance.

Thanks to the generosity of Marjorie Peddle of Oxford, gallery spaces are being prepared to increase physical and intellectual access to the collection. The major donor and her husband, the late Frank Peddle, purchased part of the collection for the University Museum in 1960. Marjorie Peddle recently provided

“We are profoundly grateful to Mrs. Peddle for such an extraordinary and gracious gift,” said Robert Saarnio. “To honor this incredible generosity, the renovated central gallery with the reinstalled Robinson Collection will be named the Marjorie W. and Frank S. Peddle Jr. Gallery. Major celebrations and a scholarly symposium will accompany the reopening.” Laura Peddle Sale of Oxford, a daughter, said her father, a native of Philadelphia, Pa., and her mother, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., wanted the collection to remain at Ole Miss.

Daddy understood the value of the collection and how special it was. He did not want the collection to go to another university.” —Laura Peddle Sale a $150,000 gift for the exhibition to be expanded and the audience experience enriched with display and technology enhancements. While parts of the collection’s pieces, dating from 1500 B.C. to A.D. 300, have been displayed for decades, more of the vast collection will be seen on a rotating basis once the 18-month project is complete. Four gallery spaces of the Mary Buie Museum, part of the museum complex, are being designed to house the collection by consultant Alchemy Studio in Maplewood, N.J.

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Frank and Marjorie Peddle

“Daddy understood the value of the collection and how special it was. He did not want the collection to go to another university. He appreciated art and had grown up in a part of the country where he was exposed to a lot of different museums. I’m so proud this gallery will be named for my parents because it reflects the unselfish gift they provided many years ago as well as this last gift to display the collection properly. ” UM For more information on providing support to the University Museum, contact Angela Barlow, development officer, at 662-915-3181 or ambarlow@olemiss.edu.


Upcoming Exhibitions House and Home Jan. 28 – Mar. 16, 2014

What makes a house a home? Throughout American history, people have lived in all sorts of places, from military barracks and two-story colonials to college dormitories and row houses. House & Home embarks on a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, to explore the varied history and many cultural meanings of the American home. Drawn from the flagship installation at the National Building Museum, House & Home explores how our ideal of the perfect house and how our experience of what it means to “be at home” have changed over time. Visitors will learn about issues of housing inequality, land distribution, and the role of the government, from the Colonial period though the Homestead Act and the creation of the Federal Housing Administration in the 1930s. UM

Image courtesy of NEH on the Road

House & Home was organized by the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. and curated by Sarah Leavitt, Curator, the National Building Museum. House & Home has been made possible through NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It has been adapted and is being toured by Mid-America Arts Alliance.

Recent Work by Tom Corbin Tom Corbin founded Corbin Bronze in 1986 when he left the advertising industry to pursue a career in art. The University Museum will display recent works by Corbin beginning Spring 2014 through Summer 2014. While the female figure is Corbin’s primary subject of expression, intriguing visual elements will include a tricycle, cupcake and diving board. A playful approach to the tradition of bronze sculpture will unveil “the unexpected” in this show featuring a selection of his signature elongated bronze sculptures and furniture as well as paintings. Corbin’s bronze furniture and limited edition sculptures are displayed in over 20 showrooms and galleries internationally. Celebrity collectors include Alec Baldwin, Nicole Kidman and most recently Sofia Vergara. His work has appeared in TV shows and movies alike, including In Treatment, It’s Complicated, and Transformers. UM Emily with Cupcake, 2013. Acrylic on canvas. Image courtesy of the artist.

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by Lane McCluer all proves itself a productive time for the Friends of the Museum, a group that raises money to support the Museum and serves as a liaison between the university and statewide community that the Museum and Historic Houses serve.

Last April’s trip to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art was such a success that Laura Antonow organized a second one for late September, with a few detours to study architecture on the way to and from Bentonville, Arkansas. Before marveling at the architecture of Crystal Bridges itself, participants toured the headquarters of Heifer International in Little Rock, a platinum LEED certified green building.  After visiting the  Moshe Safdiedesigned  museum, they were able to see two open-air (Top) Harvest Supper auction; (Bottom, left to right) Crystal Bridges museum and Dr. John Wilmerding. chapels by renowned architect Fay Jones on the way back to Oxford. A highlight of the fall, Dr. John Wilmerding’s visit as part of the Conversations series drew crowds to the Lyric to hear him speak on developing the art collection for the Crystal Bridges museum. The talk, entitled Building a New Museum: Collecting American Art for the Crystal Bridges Museum, focused on his contributions as acquisitions and programming advisor to Alice Walton.   Dr. Wilmerding is the Sarofim Professor of American Art, emeritus, at Princeton University and serves as trustee on many prestigious museum boards.

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During the summer and fall, members of the Friends Board were busy fundraising and planning our 2nd Annual Harvest Supper, staged October 10 on the grounds of Rowan Oak. On the heels of the Annual Membership Party at the Museum, guests gathered beneath the stars, lights strung between trees, and falling leaves for divine food by Woodson Ridge Farms, music by Shannon McNally, and revelry by all who attended. All money generated by the event supports educational programs, outreach, exhibitions and new acquisitions for the Museum and Historic Houses. UM


University Museum Ranked Among 20 Best College Art Museums Complex Art & Design website praises breadth of museum’s collections, community ties by Sharon Morris

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iting how the museum balances “their dedication to the local community with a commitment to expanding students’ world views,” the Complex Art & Design website has put the University of Mississippi Museum at No. 17 on its list of the 20 Best College Art Museums. The ranking puts the University Museum ahead of the Yale University Art Gallery and in the company of campus museums at Harvard, Howard and Princeton universities.

“Inclusion in national recognition of this nature provides a wide range of benefits to museums, from moralebuilding and wider funding opportunities, to enhanced exhibition and program partnership opportunities with peer institutions,” said Robert Saarnio, University Museum director. “This honor comes at a time when we are dynamically expanding our exhibitions, programs, and educational impacts. On behalf of the entire museum staff, and all of the museum’s many supporters and friends, I express our gratitude and our sincere pleasure at this news.” UM

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uring the Fall, the Museum’s Education Department was awarded two grants: an award of $899 from the Mississippi Humanities Council for Faulkner’s Rowan Oak Traveling Trunk and a grant of $3,993 from the Lafayette Oxford Foundation for Tomorrow (LOFT) to create an interactive educational area within the Museum’s classroom spaces to facilitate discovery and exploration for young visitors to the Museum. Faulkner’s Rowan Oak Traveling Trunk is our first nonart trunk, as it concentrates on the literature of Faulkner and promoting Rowan Oak. It includes classroom sets (35) of two Faulkner short stories (Barn Burning and A Rose for Emily), and is the first trunk designed for high schoolers. The highlight of the trunk is a 1918 typewriter that is similar to one that Faulkner used. This program is S ee .

financially assisted by the National Endowment for the Humanities through the Mississippi Humanities Council. The LOFT foundation is a widely respected community organization under the CREATE Foundation umbrella with a deep commitment to supporting local efforts to improve the quality of life and opportunity in Oxford and Lafayette County. While the Museum serves children and families through regular programming, we wanted to expand the opportunities for families visiting the Museum independently and make the Museum a highly accessible place for independent learning.This proposal was generously co-sponsored with a $500 donation from the Friends of the Museum to support the production of Family Learning Guides for young learners visiting the Museum. We look forward to undertaking this project and creating new ways for families to experience the Museum. UM E x perience .

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We Thank our New and Returning Members, Donors, and Supporters! This list represents memberships and donations between January 1, 2013 and November 13, 2013. Diligent efforts were made to ensure the accuracy of this list. If there is a correction to be made, please contact Rebecca Phillips at museum@olemiss.edu. Drs. H. Dale and Ann Abadie Ms. Elaine Abadie Mr. and Mrs. James Adams, Sr. Dr. Aileen Ajootian Mr. and Mrs. Corey Alger Mr. and Mrs. Jere Allen Mr. and Mrs. David Allen Mr. Frank A. Anderson Mr. and Mrs. William Andrews Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Andrews Ms. Sharon Andrews and Mr. Hans Sinha Mrs. Bethlehem Andrews Ms. Laura Antonow Dr. Walt Antonow and Dr. Janice Antonow Ms. Elizabeth Moore Arnold Dr. and Mrs. Bill Baker Ms. Eleanor J. Baker BancorpSouth Dr. and Mrs. Frank Banks Mrs. Marie Barksdale Mr. and Mrs. Claiborne Barksdale Dr. and Mrs. Robert Barnard Mr. and Mrs. Clarke Barton Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Bennett, Jr. The Honorable Neal Biggers, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John Blair Mr. and Mrs. Mike Blalack Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Blount Dr. Anne Bomba Mr. and Mrs. Jason Bouldin Mrs. Norma Bourdeaux Mrs. Mary Ann Reed Bowen Dr. Mary E. Bowlin Mr. and Mrs. John R. Bradley Mr. and Mrs. Jean Brammer Mr. and Mrs. Louis K. Brandt Mrs. Louise Breazeale Shawn and David Brevard Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Brown Dr. and Mrs. A.C. Brown Dr. and Mrs. Gwynne T. Brunt Ms. Kaye H. Bryant Mrs. Maralyn Bullion Dr. Homer H. Burkett Mr. and Mrs. Ben Burns CDP Landscape Architecture Mr. and Mrs. David Calder Mr. John Callery Mr. and Mrs. Alan Cameron Mr. and Mrs. Dickie Carothers Mr. and Mrs. Joc Carpenter Mr. and Mrs. Billy Chadwick Ms. Wanda Chancellor Dr. and Mrs. Steven Chevalier Mr. and Mrs. David Clark Ms. Jessica Clarke The Honorable and Mrs. Larry Cobb Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Coleman Community Foundation of NW MS Mr. Gerrit Conover Mr. Wilson Cook Dr. and Mrs. John Joseph Cook Dr. Michelle Cooper and Mr. Benjamin Cooper Mr. and Mrs. Richard Copp Mr. and Mrs. Tom Corbin Dr. and Mrs. Richard H. Corson Coterie Club Ms. Pamela J. Cox Mr. and Mrs. B.C. Crawford Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Creekmore Mr. and Mrs. David Crews Mr. and Mrs. Ed Croom Mr. and Mrs. Osmond Crosby Mr. and Mrs. Frank Crosthwait

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Dr. Betty Crouther Mrs. Corrine Cullen Mr. and Mrs. John Currence Mr. and Mrs. James Daigle Dr. Alakabha Datta and Ms. Di Wang Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Davenport Mr. Walter Alan Davis Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Davis Ms. Judy Davis Ms. Martha Day Dr. Michael Dean Dr. Wanda Dean Mr. and Mrs. Joe T. Dehmer, Jr. Mr. Rex Deloach and Ms. Ruthann Ray Mr. Jason Derrick Mrs. Marcy DeRuyscher Dr. and Mrs. Tom Dewey, II Mrs. Lynton Dilley Dr. and Mrs. Charles Dollar Mr. David K. Dollarhide Mr. and Mrs. John Dollarhide Mr. Louis E. Dollarhide Ms. Martha C. Dollarhide Ms. Elizabeth Dollarhide Mr. Benjamen Douglas Mr. Jack Dunbar and Mrs. Patsy Engelhard Mr. and Mrs. John Dunbar Mr. Bill Dunlap and Ms. Linda Burgess Dr. and Mrs. William Dunn Mr. and Mrs. David Dyke Mr. and Mrs. Norm Easterbrook Paige and Glen Evans Mr. John T. Edge and Mrs. Blair Hobbs Mr. and Mrs. Hardy Farris Fat Possum Records Mr. Lester Ferrell Dr. Dianne Smith Fergusson Diana and Gary Fisketjon First National Bank-Oxford Ms. Connie Flake Ms. Kristin Flierl Mr. and Mrs. Charles Harry Flowers Mr. and Mrs. Roger Flynt Dr. Lorena R. Fonseca Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Ford Mr. and Mrs. Richard Frey Dr. and Mrs. Peter Frost Dr. and Mrs. Don Frugé Mrs. Ann Gill Mr. John D. Glas and Mrs. Dotsie Graham Mr. and Mrs. Bill Gottshall Drs. Denis and Tamar Goulet Drs. Robert and Anne Gowdy Mrs. Gay Graeber and Mr. Jack Stubbs Mr. Bo Graham and Dr. Leslie Petty Mr. and Mrs. Dan Grisham Dr. and Mrs. Vaughn Grisham Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gurner Dr. and Mrs. Cliff Hall Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hammond III Mrs. Olivia W. Harrell Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Haskell III Mr. Randy Hayes and Ms. Suzanne James Ms. Susan Sadler Hayman Mr. and Mrs. George S. Haymans IV Ms. Amy Head Mr. and Mrs. Andy Hemmins Mrs. Robin Hendrickson Mr. and Mrs. Michael Henry Dr. and Mrs. Gerald Henson Mrs. Monica Hern Ms. Carra Hewitt Dr. Gregory Heyworth and Ms. Sandra Knispel

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Mrs. Marleah K. Hobbs Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Hollis Mrs. Mary Lucia Holloway Dr. and Mrs. William C. Hopper, Jr. Mr. Bill Howard Mr. and Mrs. Beckett Howorth Mr. and Mrs. Richard Howorth The Honorable Andy Howorth Mrs. Martha Howorth Mr. and Mrs. Tom Howorth Ms. Martha Huckins and Ms. Amelia Huckins Dr. and Mrs. John Hull Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Hunter Ms. Judith Isacoff Mr. Bill James and Dr. Julie James Ms. Diane Johnsen Mr. Price Johnson and Ms. Vikki Hughes Mr. and Mrs. Paul Johnson Mr. and Mrs. W. Briar Jones Mr. and Mrs. Donald Jones Chancellor and Mrs. Dan Jones Ms. Celeste Jordan Dr. and Mrs. Jeff Justis Dr. and Mrs. Don Kartiganer Mrs. Martha Kelley Capt. And Mrs. William Ketchum Dr. and Mrs. Robert Khayat Mr. and Mrs. David Kincaid Ms. Martha Dunn Kirkley Mr. and Mrs. Sean Kirkpatrick Dr. and Mrs. Theodore Klingen Dr. and Mrs. Mick Kolassa Mr. and Mrs. Charles Krpec Dr. Colby H. Kullman Mr. and Mrs. Earnest E. Laird Dr. and Mrs. Michael Landon Ms. Doris Landon Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Lee Laumbach Dr. and Mrs. John Laurenzo Mrs. Virginia W. Lavner Patty and Pat Lewis Mr. Slade Lewis and Mrs. Amy Lowe-Lewis Mr. and Ms. Ronald Lewis Mr. and Mrs. Will Lewis Mrs. Barbera Liddon Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lilly Dr. Gary Lockheimer and Ms. Juanita Boutin Mr. and Mrs. Lowry Lomax Mr. Lewis Alan Longino Dr. Philip Loria and Mrs. Mary Sexton Mr. and Mrs. Morris Lovelady Dr. and Mrs. Ernest B. Lowe Jr. Dr. Soumyajit Majumdar and Mrs. Chandrani Gon Mr. and Mrs. Claude Malone Ms. Hilary Maslon Mrs. Darlene Mason Mr. and Mrs. Stuart McCluer Mr. and Mrs. Campbell McCool Mr. and Mrs. Steve McDavid Dr. and Mrs. Leslie McDowell Ms. McKay McFadden Dr. Ken McGraw and Dr. Jo Ann O’Quin Dr. and Mrs. Cooper McIntosh Dr. and Mrs. Chester McLarty Mr. and Mrs. Ray Meifert Mr. and Mrs. Scott Middleton Mr. Douglas Miller Dr. Marian Miller Mr. and Mrs. H. Dixon Montague Dr. and Mrs. Paul H. Moore Dr. Richard Muller and Dr. Nancy Wicker

Mr. and Mrs. Carter Myers Ms. Nikki Neely Mr. and Mrs. Walter Neill Mrs. Ann O’Dell Mr. and Mrs. Mike Overstreet Mr. and Mrs. Penn Owen Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Harry P. Owens Mr. John N. Palmer Mr. and Mrs. Ken Parkinson Dr. and Mrs. David Pasco Mrs. Marge Peddle Mr. and Mrs. Bob Pekala Mr. and Mrs. Roy Percy Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Percy Dr. and Mrs. Hayden Perkins Mrs. Lolly Pilkington Dr. and Mrs. Frank Poole Mr. and Mrs. Bryant Poole Mrs. Ann H. Proffer Mr. Peyton Prospere Liza Purcell Dr. and Mrs. Steve Purdon Mr. and Mrs. Hollaman Raney Dr. Richard Raspet and Dr. Wendy Garrison Dr. and Mrs. James W. Rayner Mr. Kym Read Rebekah Jacob Gallery Hardy Reed Dr. and Mrs. James Reidy Dr. and Mrs. Jason Reynolds Dean Julia Rholes Dr. Randy Richardson and Dr. Brad Canada Mr. Claude Rives, IV Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Roberts Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rogers Mr. and Mrs. Barry Rose Dr. Carolyn Ross Ms. Ellen Ruthven Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sawyer Ms. Mariella Scott Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Scruggs Mr. and Mrs. Leo Seicshnaydre Self Foundation Dr. and Mrs. LeRoy Selvidge Ms. Paula Shanks Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Sharpe Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shaw Mr. and Mrs. Larry Shay Mr. and Mrs. Overton Shelmire Dr. Laura Sheppardson Sherwin-Williams Dr. and Mrs. Doug Shields Mr. John Shorb Dr. Joyce Sidorfsky Mr. and Mrs. William Simmons Mary Louise and Robert Sinclair Mr. and Mrs. Marquis Sledge Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Smith Dr. and Mrs. Blake Smith Mr. and Mrs. Brent Smith Mrs. Susan Smith Mr. and Mrs. Sidney L. Smith, Jr. Ms. Linda Spargo Dr. Esther Sparks Dr. and Mrs. Hubert E. Spears Dr. Wilbrod St. Amand Mrs. Anne Steel Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Stefani Mr. and Mrs. Buck Stevens Mr. and Mrs. John Polk Stewart Dr. Tracie Stewart and Mr. Brian Tanner Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Storey, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Allan Strand Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Stringer

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Calendar

Reception Rewind

Decemeber 12/3 12/7 12/18 12/20 (Left to right) Dr. Ed Croom, Bill Dunlap, and Mary Ann Frugé

(Left to right) Phillip Jackson, Bo Bartlett, and Betsy Eby

January 1/2 1/11 1/20 1/28

(Left to right) Vikki Hughes and Kay Croom

Mini Masters at UM Museum Santa’s Workshop Family Activity Day Artist’s Lecture with Hamlett Dobbins Winter Holiday, Museum Closed

(Left to right) Mary Edith Walker, Bob Pekala, and Jason Bouldin

(Left to right) Dr. Jay Watson and Dr. Ed Croom

Museum Open Recollecting: 1980-2012: Works by Ron Dale Closes Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Museum Closed House & Home Opens Art Crawl

February 2/22 2/25

Hamlett Dobbins Closes Art Crawl

march 3/16 3/25

House & Home Closes Art Crawl

april Mary Margaret and Wayne Andrews

(Left to right) Kelcie Shack and Michelle Perry

Laura Antonow and Dr. Randy Wadkins

Dr. Margaret Wylde

(Left to right) Julie Chadwick and Vivian Neill

(Left to right) Katherine Beard, Lane McCluer, Kathleen Robbins, and Christine Waldrup.

(Left to right) UM Students and Jan Murray

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Blues at Home: Mississippi’s Living Blues Legends Opens


The University of Mississippi Museum The University of Mississippi P. O. Box 1848 University, MS 38677

Recollecting: 1980 –2012 Works by Ron Dale

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