Saturday, April 1, 2023

Ole Miss Museum Host Valentine’s Family Day


The Valentine’s-themed event is set for Saturday, Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. until noon.
The Valentine’s-themed event is set for Saturday, Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. until noon.

The University of Mississippi Museum is helping families get into the Valentine’s Day spirit by hosting a “Quilting Cupids” Family Activity Day this weekend.

This drop-in event is set for 10 a.m. to noon Saturday (Feb. 13). Admission is free to all and a snack will be provided.

Families and children of all ages are invited to make fun Valentine-related projects that are inspired by the museum’s new exhibit of fine art quilts, “Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry: 40 Years of Color, Light and Motion.”

Activities include paper quilt-making, learning to sew and a gallery scavenger hunt. Museum staff also will collect donations of quilts and blankets for More than a Meal and Interfaith Compassion Ministry, both benefiting families in the Oxford-Lafayette community.

“Family Days at the UM Museum are truly a special opportunity for families to explore the museum and create hands-on art projects together,” said Emily McCauley, curator of education. “We are thrilled to introduce families to the spectacular quilts of Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry.”

The event is sponsored by the Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi and an Ignite Ole Miss crowd-funding campaign, which raised funds to support three years of free family days.

The University Museum, at the intersection of University Avenue and Fifth Street, is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information on upcoming exhibitions and events, visit and follow the museum on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Courtesy of Collin Bruner and the Ole Miss News Desk