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Art History Students Visit Chicago’s Art Museums

Just past the mid-point of the Spring 2023 semester, as everyone was in need of a little additional inspiration, Drs. Kris Belden-Adams and Karen Barber arranged an optional long-weekend trip to Chicago for interested students in their Introduction to Western Art (AH101 Honors) and Art History II. (AH202) courses, and Belden-Adams’s 19th Century Art class […]

Art History Alumna Inducted into American Institute of Floral Design

Step into the World of Floral Magic at The French Potager By Old Town Bay St Louis Step into the world of floral magic at The French Potager, LLC., a crown jewel of Old Town Bay St. Louis, where botanic artistry meets Southern charm. This upcoming Second Saturday, join The French Potager in celebrating the […]

Dr. Wicker Elected to Board of Directors of the ICMA

Professor Nancy L. Wicker of the Department of Art and Art History has recently been elected to the Board of Directors of the International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA). The mission of this group is to promote and support the study, understanding, and preservation of visual and material cultures produced primarily between ca. 300 CE […]

Dr. Wicker Awarded Solmsen Fellowship

Dr. Nancy L. Wicker, Professor of Art History at The University of Mississippi, has been awarded a Solmsen Fellowship at the Institute for Research in the Humanities (IRH) of the University of Wisconsin–Madison for the academic year 2023–2024, where she will spend a sabbatical year carrying out research. The IRH, founded in 1959, was the […]

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 […]