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Turbulent Maladies,’ by Kariann Fuqua

Two UM Artists to Display Work at Mississippi Invitational Exhibit

Mississippi Museum of Art exhibit to feature contemporary local artists MAY 25, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE Two University of Mississippi art professors have work featured in the Mississippi Museum of Art’s biennial Mississippi Invitational exhibit. The Mississippi Invitational exhibit, on display from June 10 through Sept. 17, highlights 15 contemporary artists from around the state […]

Recent Acquisitions

Decade of Donated, Community-Funded Work on Display at UM Museum

‘Recent Acquisitions’ exhibit highlights breadth, variety of art collection MAY 24, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE The University of Mississippi Museum‘s newest installation, “Recent Acquisitions,” highlights the varied and expansive collection of artworks that have been donated or funded by the community in the last 10 years. Among the selected works are wood carvings, watercolor and […]

from left) Marshall St. Amant, Anderson DeWitt, Margaret Walker, Eriona Banks and Casey McCarthy gather to sign the turret in Ventress Hall, home of the College of Liberal Arts, leaving their mark on the historic building as students have been doing for more than 100 years. The students were chosen after making gifts during Giving Day 2023.

Giving Day 2023 Sets University Record

Alumni, friends step up with $6.83 million in support APRIL 8, 2023 BY TINA HAHN When the last online donation came in Wednesday (April 5) for Giving Day 2023, the University of Mississippi‘s donors had united to set an unprecedented fundraising record. This year, Ole Miss students, parents, alumni, friends, faculty and staff members came […]

Tincher gift

Love for the Arts

Tincher supports UM institute to pay tribute to wife’s life FEBRUARY 27, 2023 BY TINA H. HAHN/UM DEVELOPMENT Ami Moore Tincher’s interests in life were focused on film and theatre, music and art — the areas highlighted by the Institute for the Arts at the University of Mississippi. Mike Tincher committed an estate gift of […]

A representative of the UM Black Faculty and Staff Organization (left) helps a Facilities Management Department employee select gifts for his families at the annual Books and Bears distribution. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Familiar Favorites, Fresh Faces Featured at UM Books and Bears

Continuation of annual toy distribution for employees’ families draws volunteers and recipients DECEMBER 16, 2022 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Like Black Friday without the hassle, dozens of books, dolls, electronics and even bicycles went home as employees of the University of Mississippi Facilities Management Department gathered to give and receive items Friday (Dec. 16) in […]

“The Comeback Kids” featured wonderful performances and moving artwork curated by Angel Morgan (pictured) with support from Bruce Levingston, Philip Jackson, Jennifer Parsons, Penny Leeton, Kunal Shah, and the UM Art & Art History Department.

UM Honors College Student Elevates Art Showcase

Students come together to display their artistic talents DECEMBER 5, 2022 BY ABIGAIL MARTIN University of Mississippi BFA honors student Angel Morgan organized and curated an art showcase in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Great Room this spring. Morgan came across this opportunity to fulfill her Community Action Challenge service requirement for the Honors […]

Kris Belden-Adams

Art Historian Awarded Chair of Excellence

Professor widens circle of research and teaching with coming year at University of Memphis 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 Hohenberg Chair […]

Kariann Fuqua has been awarded one of only five Visual and Design Artists Fellowships presented by the Mississippi Arts Commission this year. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Professor Granted Visual Artist Fellowship

Mississippi Arts Commission recognizes creative contributions to state NOVEMBER 8, 2022 BY STAFF REPORT Kariann Fuqua, instructional assistant professor of art and director of museum studies at the University of Mississippi, has been awarded a highly competitive artist fellowship from the Mississippi Arts Commission, the state’s official grants-making and service agency for the arts. Fuqua […]

Pianist Bruce Levingston is set to perform Sept. 22 at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts to celebrate the creation of the University of Mississippi Institute for the Arts. Photo by Michael Poliza

Dawn of New Era in the Arts at the University

New institute shines a light on creative arts on campus and beyond SEPTEMBER 18, 2022 BY STAFF REPORT Pianist Bruce Levingston and special guest artists will give the first performance in celebration of the University of Mississippi Institute for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 22) in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the […]

UM alumni and faculty receiving 2022 awards from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters are (top, from left) Scott Barretta, William Dunlap and Bill Ellison, and (bottom) Ralph Eubanks, Kenneth Holditch and Joshua Nguyen.

Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Honors UM Alumni, Faculty

Six with UM ties among 2022 award winners JUNE 9, 2022 BY STAFF REPORT The Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters is honoring several University of Mississippi alumni and faculty members as part of its annual awards to accomplished individuals in various creative fields. UM alumni and faculty receiving 2022 awards from the MIAL are […]