University of Mississippi

Painting Class

 Frank Estrada

Visual Resource Specialist / Gallery 130 Curator
Visual Resource Center

BFA, University of Mississippi
BA,  University of Mississippi




Outstanding Student Awarded

Charlotte Burge, BFA Sculpture, is the recipient of a scholarship selected by the Mississippi State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Charlotte was selected for her outstanding achievements as an art student in the Department of Art & Art History.

Charlotte Burge transferred from Itawamba Community College to The University of Mississippi in the pursuit of obtaining a BFA with an emphasis in sculpture. She was nominated and selected by a group of faculty members in the Department of Art & Art History, not only for the globally powerful topic she has chosen to focus on with the work she is creating, but also because of her character.

Charlotte’s mixed media sculptures expose and the reality of mental illness, currently a very important topic for our country. She reveals the struggles individuals may encounter using a variety of materials, including children’s toys, such as building blocks, dolls and tiny houses.

Charlotte will receive her scholarship award on August 7th at a luncheon held by the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Jackson, MS.

Natalie Marrar Estrada

 Administrative Coordinator I

 BA, University of Mississippi





HGTV’s Erin and Ben in Gallery 130!


Join us for a talk with Erin and Ben in Gallery 130 on Wednesday, April 4th at 10:00 am (standing room only).

Justin Bowles lecture & reception – March 22nd

Justin Bowles, “Courtyard”
Lecture: Thursday, March 22, 5:00 pm – Meek 120
Reception: Thursday, March 22, after lecture – Gallery 130


Brooke White part of group exhibition at Ogden


The Do Good Fund, Inc. is a public charity based in Columbus, Georgia. Since its founding in 2012, the fund has focused on building a museum-quality collection of photographs taken in the American South since World War II. The collection ranges from works by more than a dozen Guggenheim fellows to images by less well-known, emerging photographers working in the region. Do Good’s mission is to make its collection of over 500 images broadly accessible through regional museums, nonprofit galleries and nontraditional venues and to encourage complementary, community based programming to accompany each exhibition.


Opening Reception: March 24 @ 6 – 8 p.m.
Gallery Talk: March 25 @ 2 – 3 p.m.
“Photography in the American South since WW II”

This exhibition is curated by:
Amy Miller, Executive Director, Atlanta Celebrates Photography
and Alan Rothschild, President and Founder of The Do Good Fund Inc.

Host Committee:
Steven and Erin Chevalier
Richard and Kristina Ford
Dr. Jerry and Carolyn Fortino
Benjamin Lowry and Shelly Gallender
Shirley R. Masinter
Don and Lola Norris
Holly-Anne Palmer

Featuring photographs by:
Rob Amberg
Oraien Catledge
Rineke Dijkstra
Carolyn Drake
Jill Frank
Preston Gannaway
Jennifer Garza-Cuen
Carlos Gustavo
Baldwin Lee
Builder Levy
Susan Lipper
Gordon Parks
Eli Reed
Mike Smith
Rosalind Fox Solomon
Rylan Steele
Brandon Thibodeaux
Brooke White
Vanessa Winship

Spring 2018 Exhibitions: Gallery 130

MCAC 2018

The Mississippi Collegiate Art Competition is a student art exhibition for all four-year college and university students within the state. This exhibit of student work—created in all mediums and completed within the last 12 months—is juried by Dan Brawner, Chair, Graphic Design, Watkins College of Art, Design, & Film (Nashville, TN).

The exhibition is open until March 10th, 2018.

The reception and Awards Ceremony was held at the University of MS Museum on February 10, 2018, 2–4:00 p.m.

Juror’s Award for Superior Achievement in each media category:

Ceramic Arts: Will McComb “Architechton”, University of Mississippi
Drawing: Ladonna jones: “Elephant Hand Shadow”, Mississippi University for Women
Graphic Design: Katie Erikson: “Mad Mary’s”, Mississippi State University
Mixed Media: Claire Burgett: “Flowers”, Mississippi State University
Photography: Jessica Wallace: “You’re not Alone”, Mississippi University for Women
Printmaking: Anna Yates: “The Benevolent Contradiction”, University of Mississippi
Painting: Hannah Wegner “Green Stool”, William Carey University
Sculpture: Ian Skinner: “Sculpture Ease”, University of Mississippi
Time based media: Jonesha Heller: “Panda University”, Delta State University

(3) Awards of Excellence:
Desarea Guyton: “Georgia”, Mississippi University for Women
Anna Yates: War of Dogma”, University of Mississippi
Brooke Alexander “Blue”, University of Mississippi

Best of Show:
William McKinney: “Runoff”, University of Mississippi

Check out some of the images from the reception by clicking below:

MCAC 2018

Aileen Ajootian

Professor of Classics & Art & Art History
Greek & Roman Sculpture, Mythical Iconography, Mediterranean Archaeology

Ph.D., M.A., Bryn Mawr; M.A., Oregon; B.A., State University of New York, College at Oswego
Phone: 662-915-1152 
Bryant Hall 27