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AH 386/586: African and African American Art

AH 386/586: African and African American Art MW 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM; taught by Dr. Brigitte Salami This course explores the syncretic nature of the Black Atlantic world. The overall goal is a better understanding of the African contributions to the cultures of the Americas, and contemporary African and Afro-Caribbean artists’ responses to a […]

Interview: Jaime Aelavanthara – ‘Untamed’

Check out Jaime Erin Aelavanthara, Artist’s interview (BFA Imaging Arts Alumna) with Analog Forever Magazine! Jamie will be a future collaborator at Analog Forever Magazine. The interview covers her specialization in cyanotypes. Jaime is an Assistant Professor, Art and Design at The University of Tampa. Interview Link:

“Bodies and Maps: Early Modern personifications of the Continents”

Dr. Louise Arizzoli, Instructional Assistant Professor of Art History, has published a co-edited book, Bodies and Maps: Early Modern personifications of the Continents, in the series Intersections (Volume: 73), Brill, 2020. You can purchase it here! “Since antiquity, artists have visualized the known world through the female (sometimes male) body. In the age of exploration, […]

A Spirited Creation

Innovative bottle label earns industry award for UM graphic design professor OCTOBER 29, 2020 BY ABIGAIL MEISEL “I didn’t want to go with the standard fleur-de-lis,” Barnes said. “That’s become a kind of visual cliche for the city. I wanted to evoke a pre-industrial New Orleans that was home to artisans and craftsmen because that’s what this […]

Parenting During a Pandemic

Caldwell is currently applying to Lindenwood University’s online Master of Arts in Art History program. The original article, Parenting during a pandemic: how members of the UM community balance their new roles, is from the Daily Mississippian by Kate Kimberlin.

“Make America What America Must Become” Exhibition

Assistant Professor of Printmaking, Lauren Cardenas, is one of many artists participating in “Make America What America Must Become,” an exhibition of Gulf South Artists hosted by The Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, Lousiana.  America is an anxious nation chasing a more perfect union. As it’s political body struggles along the arc of justice, […]

NEH Advocacy in Washington, DC

State of Change: What Could Have Flown High Over Mississippi

Interview with Kirk Thornton | Department of Art & Art History Mississippi Flag Feature This past June, in the wake of national change and public uprising, legislators from the state of Mississippi voted to remove the confederate iconography adorning the state flag and replace it with a new flag that more appropriately represents all of […]

Eugenics, ‘Aristogenics’, Photography: Picturing Privilege

Kris Belden-Adams presented the paper “‘Class Pictures’: Visualizing Social Refinement and ‘Good Breeding’ in Seven Sisters’ Posture ‘Pictures'” at the College Art Association’s annual conference on Feb. 15, 2020, in Chicago for the session “The Body on Display: Art, Eugenics, and the Great Depression.” This talk was drawn from two chapters of her forthcoming book, […]

Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Nominations

A handful of Art & Art History Alumni and Former/Current Faculty have been nominated this year for Visual Arts and Photography from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters! Visual Arts Nominations:​  Jason Bouldin, How Can I Keep From Singing? Elegies in Paint Charlie Buckley, Flooded Delta Earl Dismuke, 2019 Collection Richard Kelso, Richard Kelso Recent Works Carlyle Wolfe […]