University Museum is a treasure

Published 11:05 am Thursday, October 13, 2016

The University of Mississippi Museum has emerged over the past decade as a cornerstone of the growing, thriving, enlightened Oxford and Ole Miss community.

Nothing illustrates this better than the ongoing exhibit “The Beautiful Mysterious: The Extraordinary Gaze of William Eggleston,” featuring 36 color and black-and-white photographs from the renowned photographer.

Sponsored by Friends of the Museum, active supporters who have helped the University Museum increase its reach and presence in recent years, the Eggleston exhibit is one of the region’s more notable to come along in years.

Opening in September and running through January 14, the Eggleston exhibition features photographs from the museum’s permanent collection and others never before exhibited.

Eggleston, a Memphis native who studied art at Ole Miss, is a world-renowned innovator of color photography, known for transforming ordinary scenes into fine art.

The University Museum, located at the corner of University Avenue and Fifth Street where Oxford and Ole Miss unite, is open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Friends of the Museum and staff of the University Museum are commended for delivering such an outstanding exhibit. We look forward to more in the years to come.