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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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Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology and the Department of History to host 14th Annual William J. Murnane Memorial Lecture

The Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology, in cooperation with the Department of History of the University of Memphis, will host the 14th annual William J. Murnane Memorial Lecture on the evening of Wednesday, November 13, in the University Center, Fountain View Suite (room 350). Dr. Peter J. Brand, Professor…

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AMUM celebrates the history of contemporary art in the Mid-South with ‘Catalyst’

The Art Museum of the University of Memphis (AMUM) will present an exhibition about the Memphis art scene surrounding the artist, writer and South Main preservation and arts champion Robert McGowan (1947-2012). The opening reception for the exhibition, titled “Catalyst: McGowan/MCCA/Number/South Main” will take place this Sunday, October 20, from…

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UofM’s Jed Jackson Selected for Rosenzweig Exhibition in SE Arkansas

UofM Professor and Graduate Painting Advisor Jed Jackson has been selected for the 2019 Irene Rosenzweig Biennial Juried Exhibition at The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas (ASC) in Pine Bluff. His painting “Sugar Shack” is part of the juried exhibition showcasing several Mid-South artists from across the region.…

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Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music to host 3-day Memphis International Piano Festival and Competition

This weekend, the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music and Circle Music Center will host the Fourth Annual Memphis International Piano Festival and Competition. The event will kick off Friday, October 4, with masterclass presentations from renowned pianists Cathal Breslin of Arizona State University, Chris Guzman of Penn State University…

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UofM Grad Brings Contemporary Art to North Mississippi in ‘Nutgrass’ Pop-up Showcase

This weekend, a University of Memphis MFA graduate brings contemporary art to North Mississippi with Nutgrass, a pop-up gallery featuring work from a variety of local artists. “There isn’t really anyone celebrating contemporary art in North Mississippi and Desoto County, and I’d like to change that,” said Toni Roberts, the…

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UofM Professor and Student Create Imagery for Democratic Debate

The dynamic duo of a UofM art instructor and student will bring tomorrow evening’s televised presidential primary debate to life with an array of onscreen graphics. The Third Democratic Party Presidential Debate will air Thursday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. on ABC and feature the graphic design work of Brandon…

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Ostrander Awards recognize UofM students, faculty, alumni

The Orpheum hosted the 36th annual Ostrander Awards this past Sunday, which featured several UofM honorees throughout the evening. The Ostrander Awards recognize the best in Memphis Theatre, with an array of categories dedicated to creative achievements like Best Set Design, Best Leading Actor and Best Overall Production. “We had…

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University of Memphis College of Communication and Fine Arts to Unveil Central to the Arts Hub

The University of Memphis’ College of Communication and Fine Arts will kick off its Central Avenue Arts Corridor development project with an afternoon celebration for the launch of the Central to the Arts Hub on Saturday, October 5. “This will be a fabulous opportunity to celebrate the creativity of our…

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