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Dr. Earnestine Jenkins featured in Forbes article on Top Five Black Women to Know In The Art World

UofM Art History Professor Earnestine Jenkins was recently featured in art consultant Alaina Simone’s list of Top Five Black Women to Know In The Art World, an article written by Brienne Walsh published on Forbes.com. Jenkins, who specializes in African American Diaspora history, was lauded in the article for recently…

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UofM Ceramics Professor Kate Roberts featured in Number: Inc. Magazine

Kate Roberts, Assistant Professor of Ceramics with the University of Memphis Department of Art, was among the featured interviews in the recently released issue of Number, Inc. Magazine. In a feature titled Manipulating Materials, Roberts discusses her personal journey as an artist that led to a unique approach to art…

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UofM Dept. of Art Provides “Art Education from a Box” for Remote Learners

The The University of Memphis Department of Art Education is helping students stay creative at home with a new “Art Education from a Box” program. “I wanted to make sure that all of my students had an opportunity to participate in hands-on art education projects in addition to the written…

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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 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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U of M graduates, faculty receive ArtsMemphis grants

The recipients of ArtsMemphis’ 2019 ArtsAccelerator Grant awards have a distinct University of Memphis flavor. Four of the six grant-winners from ArtsMemphis, a nonprofit that provides grants to local arts organizations and artists, have either taught at or graduated from the U of M’s Department of Art: Jed Jackson, Chuck Johnson,…

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