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‘Dear Artist’ exhibition to open at Art Museum of the U of M

The Art Museum of the University of Memphis is preparing an exhibition that focuses on the social and economic importance of supporting artists throughout their career. Prepared along with Young Arts Patrons, a Memphis arts nonprofit, “Dear Artist” will include exhibits from select museum collections and artists on loan from…

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U of M’s Legacy of Egypt Lecture to highlight ‘Green Head’ sculpture

The 16th annual Legacy of Egypt Lecture at the University of Memphis‘ Institute of Egyptian Art and Archeology on Thursday will feature discussion of small-yet-fascinating item — the “Green Head” sculpture of a shaven-head Egyptian priest that is part of the Museum of Fine Arts’ collection in Boston. The speaker…

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Renowned architect to deliver Eubanks Distinguished Lecture

The William R. Eubanks Distinguished Lecture Series at the University of Memphis is designed to give Department of Architecture students access to some of the nation’s best designers and architects. This year’s lecture (“Designing for Life; A Love Story”) is Thursday night at the Fogelman Executive Conference Center and features Joan…

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5 reasons to attend the ’19 CCFA Distinguished Achievement Award

Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 College of Communication and Fine Arts’ Distinguished Achievement Award for the Creative and Performing Arts. This year’s recipient is Tom Shadyac, the renowned screenwriter, author, producer and director of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Nutty Professor, Liar Liar, Patch Adams, and Bruce…

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10 questions with U of M journalism grad Paul D’Ambrosio

Paul D’Ambrosio graduated from the University of Memphis’ Department of Journalism and Strategic Media last August — and he’s already been named executive editor of the Asbury Park Press in New Jersey. The catch? There’s not one. D’Ambrosio (pictured above) is a veteran journalist with 37 years of experience as…

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U of M’s new Dance Science concentration expands students’ possibilities

This fall, students in the Department of Theatre & Dance at the University of Memphis can for the first time pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre, with a concentration in Dance Science. “I’d love five” students in the inaugural class, Department Chair Holly Lau said. “I don’t…

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Legacy of Art Department chair’s ‘Border Wall’ lives on

By now, Richard Lou, chair of the University of Memphis’ Department of Art, is accustomed to the global reach of his works. Last year, The Los Angeles Times described his “Border Door” performance art on the United States-Mexico boundary in 1988 as a “landmark sculpture.” A photograph of the “Border…

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