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Art & Art History
University of Mississippi

Art Talks

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.

Spring 2024

Wednesday, February 21st at 5:00 PM CDT (Zoom)
Amy Sacksteder
Click here to register for Amy Sacksteder’s talk!

Wednesday, March 27th at 5:00 PM CST (Zoom)
Miguel Luciano, a multimedia visual artist whose work explores themes of history, popular culture, and social justice through sculpture, painting and socially engaged public art projects.
Click here to register for Miguel Luciano’s talk!

Wednesday, April 24th at 5:00 PM CDT (Zoom)
Dr. Vanessa Rocco


Photography and fascism in interwar Europe developed into a highly toxic and combustible formula. The use of visual imagery in 1930s Germany and Italy is a potent case study for every generation, particularly in our current global political environment. Rocco’s book Photofascism demonstrates how dictatorial regimes have deployed photographic mass media, methodically and in combination with aggressive display techniques, to manufacture consent among their publics, oftentimes with highly destructive — even catastrophic — results.
Click here to register Dr. Vanessa Rocco’s talk!