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UofM 2020 theatre season kicks off with Hamlet: Fall of the Sparrow

This week, the University of Memphis Department of Theatre & Dance will debut a technology-fueled rendition of a Shakespearean classic in Hamlet: Fall of the Sparrow, which will begin its run this Thursday, February 13, with additional performances scheduled for February 14-15 and 20-22, Thursday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m.…

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AMUM to host 37th Annual Juried Student Exhibition this weekend

This Saturday, Art Museum of the University of Memphis will host opening reception for the 37th Annual Juried Student Exhibition from 3 to 6 p.m. The exhibition will host works of UofM students across a variety of media including paintings, sculpture and graphic design. 51 students submitted 169 works of…

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UofM Art Professor Earnestine Jenkins to deliver weekend lecture on African American sculptor Augusta Savage at Dixon Gallery & Gardens

This Sunday, UofM Art Professor Earnestine Jenkins will deliver a lecture on Harlem Renaissance sculptor Augusta Savage. “Augusta Savage was one of the first major African American sculptors,” Jenkins said. “She’s part of what used to be called ‘The New Negro Movement’, which is a term that scholars use to…

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‘One Word’ BFA Thesis Exhibition showcases contemporary art, UofM style

One Word, Part II of the Fall 2019 BFA Thesis Exhibition, featuring the work of six graduating seniors of The University of Memphis Department of Art, debuted earlier this month at The Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art. The exhibition is a compilation of works in a variety…

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UofM Dance to present Falling/Up: A Faculty Dance Concert

The UofM Department of Theatre & Dance will present Falling/Up, an eight-part faculty and guest artist dance concert. “We have eight choreographers involved: myself, Dance Professor Michael Medcalf, five adjunct professors, Christina McKinney, and Amy Miller, who is our guest artist for this event,” said Jill Guyton Nee, head of…

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UofM Theatre presents a modern take on a Jane Austen musical in ‘Emma’

The University of Memphis will present a fresh musical adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma written by Stephen Karam in the Studio Theatre on Thursday through Saturday evenings and Saturday and Sunday afternoons November 14 through 17. “I saw a production of Emma in 2011 in New York City, where I was…

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Renowned Illustrator Brian Selznick to visit campus for Whitman lecture

The University of Memphis Department of Theatre & Dance will host a presentation by illustrator Brian Selznick and world-renowned Walt Whitman scholar Karen Karbeinar on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 1 to 2:20 p.m. at the University of Memphis Mainstage Theatre. Selznick is the creator of many beloved books, including The…

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Fall 2019 BFA and MFA Thesis Exhibitions to open at Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art

FALL 2019 BFA THESIS EXHIBITION PART I HOLD THE DOOR On view: October 25 – November 8 Opening Reception: October 25, 5-7 PM Gallery Talk: November 7, 11:30 AM The Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art presents Hold the Door, Part I of the Fall 2019 BFA Thesis…

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‘De-Centering Stonewall’ celebrates history of local pride, archival efforts

The Mid-South LGBTQ+ Archive will host its kickoff event: De-Centering Stonewall: Exploring LGBTQ+ History Beyond the Stonewall Uprising this Friday, October 25 at the University Center. “This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in New York,” said Craig Stewart, associate professor of communication studies with the Department…

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Department of Communication and Film to partner with Local Health Organizations for Sickle Cell Awareness Day

An upcoming University of Memphis event aims to raise awareness about sickle cell disease, a debilitating blood disorder that affects up to 8 percent of African Americans. The Second Annual Sickle Cell Awareness Day at the University of Memphis will take place Tuesday, October 1 from 10 a.m. to 1…

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