Thursday, June 1, 2017

Museum Happenings: June

The Blog is back at again! After a May hiatus, we are super excited to share even more great educational content with our followers! 

The UM Museum’s education team is full steam ahead as we begin a very busy summer! This week was our Adventures in Art: Middle School Edition, where we created Walter Anderson inspired block prints, made Marty Vinograd collages, attempted Glennray Tutor’s photorealism, and more. Next week’s camp is full as well as we will bring the Museum to life for some of our youngest learners in our Mini Masters Explorer Camp! Parents and children will work together on a wide range of projects each day as we explore nature, world cultures, and priceless artifacts.

Camps are filling up fast, but we are still registering for the following camps for children entering grades 1-5:

Modern Art (June 12-16)
Mythology Camp (June 19-23)
Made in Mississippi Camp (June 26-30)
Art is Puzzling (July 10-14)

Visit to reserve your spot today while still available!

Science, Nature, and Art Camp (July 17-21) is full; to be added to the waitlist, email Emily McCauley at or call 662-915-7205

If you’ve been following along with our Monday Museum Mysteries and Library and Special Collections takeovers, you know that this is a very important year for our state as Mississippi celebrates its Bicentennial. 

Click to see all of the content we've posted related to Mississippi's Bicentennial! 

Join us on Saturday, June 24th from 10-noon for a Free Family Day at the UM Museum presented by Visit Oxford.

Learning at the Museum happens for all ages! Join us for a special lecture on Thursday, June 8th at 6:00 p.m. as Carolyn J. Brown presents The Artist’s Sketch:Biography of Painter Kate Freeman Clark in conjunction with the special exhibition, Lasting Impressions: Restoring Kate Freeman Clark.

We welcome two of our returning interns in a new role this summer, Mary Holland Burnett and Holly Badger will be serving as AmeriCorps Vista summer associates. Along with our interns and volunteers, they will be leading a variety of programs and partnerships this month including Traveling Trunks to Marks, Batesville, Carrot Camp in Oxford, the Boys and Girls Club, Oxford Community Market, story time at the Lafayette-Oxford Public Library, and more. In addition to camps and outreach programs, each week we will welcome children from Rebel Quest, OPC, First Baptist Weekday Education, and Horizons, long-time Museum partners as well as the Museum’s 8-week Passport to Art program for local daycares.

We hope everyone has a safe and fun summer, and stay tuned for our July Museum Happenings to see more summer fun we have planned!

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