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Museum Completes New Walton-Young House Art Installation

Three artists create high-visibility public art pieces on historic structure Artists Rebekah Flake, Valerie Guinn Polgar and Sarah Barch have created custom art installations on the historic Walton-Young House, next door to the University of Mississippi Museum. The installation is designed to animate the house and display the work of local artists. Each piece is […]


UM graduate, Created the Cover Art for Bruce Levingston’s New Album

New album, London concerts mark notable start of 2019 for Levingston FEBRUARY 18, 2019 BY JONATHAN SCOTT   Concert pianist Bruce Levingston, holder of the UM Fant Chair and Chancellor’s Honors College Artist-in-Residence, stands onstage at the Teatro Fraschini di Pavia in Italy, one of the theaters where he performed with renowned ballerina Alessandra Ferri and Herman […]


The Virtual Middle Ages: A User’s Guide

Dr. Nancy Wicker gave a talk, Andvari: Bridging the Gap across Disciplines and Institutions, in the Bondurant auditorium February 7 at 4:00pm. Lilla Kopár who will be giving an official lecture in the same series March 21st will also be speaking about Anglo-Saxon art and inscriptions in Dr. Nancy Wicker’s AH 334 class on that same day. […]


Student to Work with Smithsonian on Expat Women Artists

Grace Moorman will research influence of American female artists living in Paris in 1920s JANUARY 14, 2019 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM   OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi student Grace Moorman is going to Washington for the spring 2019 semester to work as a curatorial intern at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery on a project that highlights the contributions […]


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UM Senior Honored with Museum of Women in the Arts’ Scholarship

BY KENDALL PATTERSON OXFORD, Miss. – An ability to use her artistic skills to raise awareness of those struggling with mental illness helped a University of Mississippi senior earn a prestigious visual arts scholarship from the Mississippi State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Charlotte Burge, of Saltillo, a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Fine […]


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Ole Miss Alumni Association Profile: Oscar Pope

Oscar Pope (BA Art ’10) has always wanted to create meaningful content that both defines culture and connects people. “I don’t know where [that passion] comes from,” he said. “But I know I have a responsibility to create responsibly.” He first developed an interest in art during his middle school years, a time when he […]


MFA Graduate Travels to Jingdezhen, China

This October, MFA Ceramics student, William McKinney has been honored with representing the University of Mississippi at the Taoxichuan Creative Fair in Jingdezhen, China. He was selected by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts and is one of seven students chosen to represent Universities from the United States. When asked about his […]


Where the Roots Rise

July 24–December 1, 2018 The University of Mississippi Museum Artist’s Lecture: Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 5:30 p.m. with light refreshments Opening Reception and Gallery Walkthrough with Artist: Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, 6–8:00 p.m. Where the roots rise, in a forest full of ecru bone, the woman of the woods awakes to a world of myth and ruination. Where […]