University Museum and Historic Houses Create Enriching Opportunities for Campus Community
The University of Mississippi Museum and Historic Houses are part of the epicenter of enriching cultural opportunities for the campus, local and regional communities. The University Museum offers exceptional collections, from Greek and Roman antiquities and Southern folk art to 19th-century scientific instruments, as well as exhibitions, programming and activities for all ages.
Today, you can help the University Museum build resources to offer high-quality, compelling experiences to students, community members and visitors year after year.
Reasons for supporting the University Museum and Historic Houses include:
- A “Free-Admission-for-All Policy” ensures there is no income barrier for participating for any member of our diverse community. Your support plays a vital role in that goal: Private gifts fund exhibitions, cover care of collections, facilitate community events, provide art supplies to children and so much more.
- The Museum holds the largest Greek and Roman antiquities collection in the Southeast. Gifts help preserve these priceless, unique artifacts.
- EDsmart has named the University Museum to its list of “51 Most Astounding Museums,” marking the fourth time in five years it has been named to an esteemed ranking of academic museums.
- New exhibitions are regularly developed for the Museum, sharing remarkable works or art. Currently, “The Speaking Image” exhibition offers a look at commercial artwork from its permanent collection, and “Dreams and Visions” is a magnificent exhibition of Theora Hamblett paintings. “The Tradition of African American Quilt-Making” offers one of the purest forms of southern folk art.
- The Museum manages Pulitzer Prize-winning writer William Faulkner’s Rowan Oak, one of the country’s most acclaimed literary sites and a National Historic Landmark. Also, the Museum manages the Walton-Young House, an example of a Victorian-era home and a Mississippi Historic Landmark.
- Fun-filled programming brings children and parents together for quality time (although still virtually for now until COVID restrictions lift). In addition, patrons enjoy art classes, after-school educational initiatives, Family Activity Days and more.
On Giving Day, we prove that the University of Mississippi family is better together. Let’s all work as one to support the UM Museum and Historic Houses. Together, WE are Ole Miss.
Please celebrate Giving Day by making a gift! Thank you!