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Dovetail Exhibition

Congratulations to our MFA candidates Adriane Honerbrink, Daniel Ney, Madeline McMahan, Margaret Perez, and Ashley Smith in being accepted into the Dovetail Exhibition hosted by the Intersect Arts Center in St. Louis, MO! Visit their page to find out more about the exhibit! “In the spring of 2021, the sculpture program at the University of […]


Photography Network’s 2021 Virtual Symposium

The Material and the Virtual in Photographic Histories Kris Belden-Adams, ThisTheoryDoesNotExist: Examining and Historicizing Artificial-Intelligence-Generated, Hyper-Realistic, DeepFake Photographs as ‘Data Portraits’ Thispersondoesnotexist.com offers a refreshable, seductively realistic series of digital portraits of exactly that: amalgamated images of fictional people. Built from an unknown number of Flickr photographs, these photographically hyper-realistic images enjoy the appearance of veristic “truth,” […]


Ceramics Students Showcased at Oxford City Grocery

Student artists contributed original crafts in collaboration with local restaurant SEPTEMBER 24, 2021 BY EDWIN B. SMITH (View original w/photos) UM advanced ceramics students enjoy a meal at City Grocery served on dinnerware they created for the restaurant. The group includes students (from left) Reagan Thames Spreafico, Will McComb, Samara Dallaire, Cassidy Franz, Julie Coleman, […]


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2021 Outstanding Internship Experience Partner

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 Internship Experience students and Outstanding Internship Partner will be recognized. Presentations by: Molly Ayers, Integrated Marketing Communications Georgia Bright, Integrated Marketing Communications Jessica Herron, English 2021 Cohort Molly Ayers, Integrated Marketing Communications Georgia Bright, Integrated Marketing Communications CarrieAnn Clements, Political Science Jessica Herron, English Latoria Hicks, Film Production Carley Horner, Public […]


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: https://www.analogforevermagazine.com/features-interviews/jaime-aelavanthara-untamed?fbclid=IwAR16Hfjx02Nw9kXGckYlxLY4QDWR9irHYXVdUWXuhbHhaAD4mMaVpCKp-rQ


“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, […]