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Reinstallation of the Permanent Collection

Opens October 4

For the first time in a decade, the museum will undertake a major reinstallation on the first and second floors of the Stuart and Lester wings, featuring works of art displayed for the first time in museum history. The reinstallation of the permanent collection presents a global survey of art from the ancient Americas, China, North and West Africa, Papua New Guinea, as well as modern Europe and North America. Step inside the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art this fall to experience art from the beginning.

Jennie Christine "Jane" Peterson (U.S., 1876-1965) "Waiting" Thams Bequest, 2010


October 3

Members Private Vernissage
7-9 p.m.

Save the date, members! Thursday, October 3 is our grand opening of the museum's reinstallation. This will be a private event for members only. The evening will consist of food, drinks, performances, and the unveiling of our galleries. 

October 6

Our Museum is YOUR Museum
Reinstallation Open House
1-5 p.m., free and open to the public

Celebrate the Fred’s major gallery reinstall with a museum-wide scavenger hunt! Kids can sightsee through the collections using our new Family Packs, while adults can travel the world with a “Passport to the Arts” tour on the FJJMA museum app. Prizes will be awarded at the front desk for those who complete their epic journey!  

October 17

New Spaces/New Faces Student Party
7-8:30 p.m., free and open to the public

Join us for an evening of frivolity as we kick off the opening of our fall exhibition AND the museum’s major reinstall. We’re mixing it up with DIY caricatures and a food combo challenge you’ll never forget! Make new friends during the Human Scavenger Hunt and enjoy peer-led tours while bonding over all things art. Plus, we'll be giving away gift cards to all your favorite Campus Corner and Main Street eats!

November 2

Día de Los Muertos
1-4 p.m., free and open to the public

We’re hosting a Day of the Dead event with family-friendly activities at the museum! Visit the Menagerie installation and make your own ofrenda, sugar skull mask, and papel picada decorations. Light refreshments will be provided to celebrate Latin American culture at the museum!

November 12 & 19

Gallery Talks
2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 12 (Lester Wing)
2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 19 (Stuart Wing)

Join us for back-to-back gallery talks that focus on the museum’s reinstallation of the permanent collections. The Lester Wing talk will be led by Wylodean and Bill Saxon Director Mark White. The Stuart Wing talk will be led by Eugene B. Adkins Curator Hadley Jerman.