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Art Historian Awarded Chair of Excellence

Professor widens circle of research and teaching with coming year at University of Memphis Kris Belden-Adams NOVEMBER 18, 2022 BY STAFF REPORT Kris Belden-Adams, associate professor of art history at the University of Mississippi, will spend the next academic year teaching and advancing her research into the history and theory of photography as the Dorothy Kayser […]


Assistant Professor of Art, Printmaking

JOIN OUR TEAM! The University of Mississippi Department of Art & Art History is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor of Art in Printmaking. This full-time tenure-track position requires an MFA in Studio Art with an emphasis in Printmaking or another terminal degree in a related field at the time of appointment. Candidates will possess […]


Alumni Photo Submissions

Alumni, we need your help! Meek Hall is going to be the home of a mural by the amazing painter and alumnus, Vitus Shell! We need photographs of the Department of Art and Art History through the years. If you have photos, we want to see them! And they could end up being a part […]


Alumnus Receives Take Notice Fund

Congratulations to alumnus Vitus Shell on being a recipient of 2022’s Take Notice Fund. Vitus Shell is a mixed-media collage painter born and currently residing and working in Monroe, Louisiana. His work is geared toward humanizing and normalizing the Black experience, giving agency and visibility to people from his community through powerful mixed-media portraiture that […]


UM Professor Granted Visual Artist Fellowship

Mississippi Arts Commission recognizes creative contributions to state Kariann Fuqua, instructional assistant professor in the Department of Art & Art History and director of museum studies at the University of Mississippi, is the recipient of a highly competitive artist fellowship from the Mississippi Arts Commission, the state’s official grants-making and service agency for the arts. […]


Reckonings and Reconstructions: Southern Photography from the Do Good Fund

Professor of Imaging Arts, Brooke White, is currently showing her work at the Georgia Museum of Art. Reckonings and Reconstructions: Southern Photography from the Do Good Fund is on display from Saturday, Oct 08, 2022 — Sunday, Jan 08, 2023, then will travel to 4 other major museums over the next few years. This exhibition […]


Study Abroad in Paris! 2023

Study Abroad in Paris! June 18-July 2, 2023 AH 306–FR 339–MUSE 398 Nineteenth-century French Art, Culture, and Language Dr. Louise Arizzoli (Art History/Museum Studies) – Dr. Anne Quinney (French) Please email Dr. Arizzoli at larizzol@olemiss.edu for more information. Art History/Museum Studies: This course introduces major themes in nineteenth-century French art. Beginning with the art of […]


Estrada and Fuqua Receive Mississippi Arts Commission Grant

Visual Resources Specialist & Gallery Curator, Frank Estrada, has been awarded the Artist Mini-Grant this year from the Mississippi Arts Commission. Instructional Assistant Professor of Art & Director of Museum Studies, Kariann Fuqua, has been awarded a Visual Artist Fellowship Grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission. These grants are a portion of the more than […]


Tyler Barnes | Logo Lounge

Congratulations to Tyler Barnes, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, on his design being published in the 13th edition of Logo Lounge! Rail Yard, is a custom script-logotype for a flavored whiskey brand. 40,000+ logos were submitted globally and only 3000 entries were selected for inclusion in the book. It’s an incredible honor to be included […]


UM Alumnus Is Louisianian of the Year

Alumnus Vitus Shell (MFA studio art 08) JANUARY 11, 2022 Artist Vitus Shell (MFA studio art 08) is on the cover of Louisiana Life Magazine’s January/February issue as Louisianian of the Year. The mixed-media collage painter, a visiting assistant professor at Louisiana Tech University, was selected for being a stand out in his profession who gives back […]