Art & Art History

University of Mississippi

Art Talks

The list below shows various speakers who have visited our department over the years.

In addition to the many artists we invite to campus through our student organizations we also have an established visiting artist program called Art Talks. This program creates access to artists via webcam and in-person lectures, and it provides students access to keep pace with critical thought, contemporary artistic practice, and emerging technology used in cultural production today.

February 5, 2020 / 120 Meek Hall / @ 5:00 p.m.


Dr. Mary Trent, College of Charleston

“Escaping Slavery While ‘Passing’ and in Drag: The Story of Abolitionist, Mother, Wife, and Mixed-Race Fugitive Ellen Craft”

Craft’s Story

March 18, 2020 / 120 Meek Hall / @ 5:00 p.m.


Dr. Karen Barber, Delta State University

“So You Think You’d Like to Be a Curator? An Introduction to the Field”

Barber has worked as a curator at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

April 14, 2020 / 120 Meek Hall / @ 5:00 p.m.


Clare Torina, Artist, and Co-Founder of Flyweight

Clare will be giving a lecture about her work and practice. Additionally, she will be discussing her current project Flyweight, a miniature art space created with co-founder Jesse Cesario.

Art Talks 2019

Art Talks 2018