Friday, December 2, 2016

Museum Happenings: December

While things quiet down around campus for the holiday season, the Museum is still busy with great programming! See below for everything that we're up to in December 2016.

All Month

Bring a piece of the Museum home with you this holiday season! The Ole Miss Powder Blue Helmet Keepsake is officially on sale in the Museum Store. Buy in-person or over the phone 662.915.7073. 

Order by December 14th to ensure your keepsake is home for the holidays! If you buy in-person, check out all the other new and interesting merchandise you can buy in our revamped Museum Store! 

December 1st
3:45 pm to 4:30 pm, $5 per family. 

Drop-in and do some fun, winter-themed assemblages inspired by Jason Twiggy Lott's Apocrypha. 

December 2nd
All Day, Free

Open to artists of all skill levels, feel free to use our sketch materials (first come, first serve) or bring your own! Gallery stools generously provided by a grant from the Lafayette-Oxford Foundation for Tomorrow. 

December 3rd
9 am to 12 pm, Free

Fun, holiday-themed Family Activity Day appropriate for all ages. Come join us for some festive snacks as we put together Gingerbread Picture Frames and Snowman Assemblage Ornaments! Peruse our extra special Winter Wonderland Pop-up Gallery, and get ready for an adventure to find some naughty Museum Education Elves! #SantasWorkshop2K16

Once you're finished in the gallery, take a ride on our Flying Tuk Sleighs to go see the Gingerbread Village at the Ford Center

December 7
4:00 pm to 5:15 pm, Free

Open to all Grades 6+, join us for a fun, free evening where we mix up some milkshakes and mash-up two styles or artists to make one fun project!

December 10
Apocrypha's Final Day!

Come take one last look at Jason Twiggy Lott's Apocrypha! Lott's assemblages have quickly become a favorite among tour groups and general visitors. In case you missed it, here is our interview with Lott as well as a project inspired by his work. 

We'd love to hear what your favorite piece or aspect of the show was, so go ahead an leave a comment below with your favorite memory of this incredible show! 

This month we're happy to welcome the following groups to the Museum: 

Calhoun City Elementary School
Oxford Moms and Tots
Potts Camp Middle School
Scott Center
Lawhon Elementary School in Tupelo, MS

If you are interested in booking a tour or activity, please contact Emily McCauley at 662-915-7205 or We would love to share the Museum with your group soon! 

Looking for more to do in Oxford? Check out these upcoming events from our partners!

First Regional Public Library:

Our friends at First Regional are always busy with events for people in the community. Check out their Events Calendar for up-to-date offerings and contact information.

Ford Center for the Performing Arts

The Ford Center is very busy this holiday season with a combination of free and paid programming in December. Full schedule with contact information and pricing available here.

Yaknapatopha Arts Council:

Holiday Art Market:

December 2nd, 1 pm to 10 pm, Reception 5 pm to 6pm
December 3rd, 9am to 10 pm
December 4th, 12 pm to 5 pm

Holiday Ornament Auction:

December 8th, 7 pm to 9 pm

The Mousetrap presented by Theatre Oxford

December 1st-3rd, 7:30 pm
December 4th, 2 pm

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