Thursday, January 5, 2017

Spring 2017: Mark your Calendars

Happy New Year! Our team is gearing up for an exciting semester of programming here at the UM Museum, and as we finalize dates we wanted to take a moment to look ahead to upcoming programs.

As dates may change, we encourage you to check on our website or Facebook for updates or email to be added to our email list. Interested in bringing your students to the museum or having a traveling trunk visit your classroom or program? Contact Emily McCauley at or 662-915-7205 to schedule your visit today!

This semester we will feature the following special exhibits: 
"The Beautiful Mysterious: The Extraordinary Gaze of William Eggleston,"  on view through February 18th.

"Dunhuang through the lens of James and Lucy Lo" (January 10- April 29, 2017)

"Lasting Impressions: Restoring Kate Freeman Clark" (March 28- July 22, 2017)

In addition to tours and outreach programming, we also have extensive public programming for audiences of all ages. Mark your calendars for the following programs! 

Ages 0-2 (w/ adult)
Buie Babies Stroller Tour! April 8, 8:30 a.m.
Our youngest learners will explore the Kate Freeman Clark exhibit with free coffee and treats for grown-ups.

Ages 2-5 (w/ adult)
Mini Masters returns in February!
$5 per family
Thursdays, 3:45-4:30 p.m.
@Powerhouse: Feb. 9, March 9, April 13
@Museum: Feb. 23, March 23, April 27

We will also be at the Lafayette-Oxford Public Library for story time the first Friday of each month (10:30 a.m.)!

Grades K-6
Spring 2017 Art Zone is almost full! Just a couple of spots remain in select classes. Register online today.

Summer Camps for 2017 will be announced with online registration available March 1, 2017. Spaces will fill up quickly!

Grades 6+

Milkshake Mash-Ups! (Grades 6-12)
FREE (email to reserve your spot)
Mondays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Feb. 13, March 6, April 3


A Night of Whimzy 
Thursday, January 19, 2017
5:30 p..m.
$35 per participant, all materials will be provided
Join us for a painting inspired by Theora Hamblett led by Sarah Kathryn Dossett of Studio Whimzy! Email Studio Whimzy at to register for this event.

RebelWell Yoga in the Galleries

RebelWell Yoga in the Galleries returns January 23rd and will be held each Monday (with the exception of Monday, March 13th) at the UM Museum. FREE! Please bring a mat.

The Whole Family! 

First Friday Free Sketch Days
Drop in the first Friday of each month (2/3, 3/3, 4/7, 5/5, 6/2, 7/7) to use free sketch materials and a gallery stool in any of the museum's galleries. (Self-guided)

On the Silk Road: Family Activity Day
Saturday, February 11, 2017
10 a.m.-noon
Fun for families of all ages! Celebrate Chinese New Year and explore Silk Road goods and trade routes inspired by our special exhibition, "Dunhuang through the lens of James and Lucy Lo."

Kate Freeman Clark Family Day
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Details to be confirmed

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