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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 […]


‘Lost and Found’ Collage Prints on Display at Meek Hall

Work of UM art professor emerita Jan Murray exhibited through Feb. 28 JANUARY 30, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH   UM art professor emerita Jan Murray (right) supervises Frank Estrada (left), gallery curator; Lauren Cardenas, assistant gallery director; and Tyler Barnes, gallery director, as they hang prints for her ‘Lost and Found’ exhibition in Meek Hall’s Gallery […]


Art History Professor Receives First Hensley Award

Hensley family members (from left) are Rusty, Missy, John, Camille, Baby Mack, Pauline and Hunt. Below: UM art history professor Nancy Wicker, demonstrating Viking jewelry, is the first recipient of the Hensley Family Senior Professor Research Award.   A University of Mississippi art history professor is the first recipient of a new research award that […]


Made in Mississippi

WRITTEN BY CALYN HOERNER (Invitation Oxford Magazine) Delta Grind Grits – Water Valley Stone-ground products grown in the heart of north Mississippi Diners at Ravine or McEwen’s may notice the brand of the grits served with their meal is specified on the menu. Sourced from farms across Mississippi and hand-ground in Water Valley, the grits, […]