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Five new mod sculptures on Poydras Street are ‘greatest drive-by art exhibit’

By Doug MacCash | Staff Writer for Nola.com | OCT 3, 2019 Click here for the original article including all artists.  As Poydras Street commuters have surely noticed, five eye-catching new sculptures have appeared recently along the street’s neutral ground. One was created by an internationally renowned Louisiana artist, who also happens to be a […]


Meet Trailblazer Jennifer G. Thompson

August 28, 2019 Today we’d like to introduce you to Jennifer G. Thompson. Thanks for sharing your story with us Jennifer. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there. I started researching Texas female typographers and designers for a project I was working on and I couldn’t find very much […]


Life and Work with Allie Gilmore

August 19, 2019 Today we’d like to introduce you to Allie Gilmore. So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. I was born and raised along the Mississippi River in the city of Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Following high school, I journeyed […]


Wicker Wins Research Award

Department of Art and Art History faculty member and Interim Chair Dr. Nancy L. Wicker was honored Friday, May 10, 2019, by the College of Liberal Arts for her excellence in research. Wicker, Professor of Art History, became the first awardee of the Hensley Family Senior Professor Research Award in the Fine and Performing Arts […]


Belden-Adams Publishes Book

Associate Professor Kris Belden-Adams recently published Photography, Temporality, Modernity: Time Warped. (Routledge/Taylor & Francis, 2019). ISBN:978-1138544314. This book examines the photography’s unique capacity to represent time with a degree of elasticity and abstraction. Part object-study, part cultural/philosophical history, it examines the medium’s ability to capture and sometimes “defy” time, while also traveling as objects across […]


Vasari Society Tours Brooks Museum

The Vasari Society, the student art history organization took a field trip to the Brooks Museum of art in Memphis on Saturday, March 23, 2019. The trip was funded by a grant from the College of Liberal Arts of The University of Mississippi.  


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 […]