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Elizabeth and Will Galtney have adorned the walls of their home with Mississippi-created art, such as the oil painting behind them by Randy Hayes of Holly Springs.

Galtneys’ Major Gift to UM Museum Will Reveal ‘Hidden Treasure’

Historic Support MAY 14, 2019  BY BILL DABNEY Elizabeth Galtney fits right in among the painters, photographers, woodworkers, sculptors and other artists who live in the eclectic town of Taylor, Mississippi — an increasingly bohemian community just 10 miles south of Oxford. She is both a creator of oil paintings and a longtime collector. Her […]


One Call Led to Fulfilling a College Dream

Journey to Commencement: Madison Varner lauds impact of Ole Miss First Scholarship This story is part of the “Journey to Commencement” series that highlights University of Mississippi students and their academic and personal journeys from college student to college graduate. APRIL 29, 2019 BY TINA HAHN & LISA STONE Growing up, Madison Varner knew the […]


UM students and faculty members visit the Rodin Museum in Paris, stopping in the museum’s gardens to view the sculptor’s famous work “The Thinker.” The group includes (from left) Maia Pimperl, Kathelyn Hoffman, Greyson Keel, Drew Davis, Mary Claire Hayes, Olivia Jordan, Louise Arizzoli, Michaela Gay, Ryan Darby, Sarah Reininger, Madeline Stratemann and Pearson Moore.

Students Experience Study Abroad Trip to Paris

Nineteenth-century French art and civilization focus of two-week excursion APRIL 26, 2019 BY KATHRYN ABERNATHY University of Mississippi students and two faculty members experienced a dream trip in January, traveling on a winter intersession study abroad trip to Paris for two weeks to learn about 19th-century French art and civilization. The students earned up to […]


Brooke P. Alexander, a UM graduate and visiting assistant professor of art and art history at the university, created the cover art for Bruce Levingston’s new album.

Acclaim for UM Pianist Draws Worldwide Attention to State, University

New album, London concerts mark notable start of 2019 for Levingston FEBRUARY 18, 2019 BY JONATHAN SCOTT The month of January brought positive attention to the University of Mississippi and the state as Bruce Levingston, internationally renowned concert pianist and holder of UM’s Fant Chair and Chancellor’s Honors College Artist-in-Residence, received acclaim for his latest album, “Citizen,” […]


University Sets Annual Black History Month Observances

Keynote addresses by renowned authors Tim Wise and Joy DeGruy highlight events JANUARY 31, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Two internationally renowned educators are the keynote speakers for annual Black History Month observances at the University of Mississippi. Tim Wise, a critically acclaimed antiracist essayist, and Joy DeGruy, a respected researcher and author, will deliver […]


Student to Work with Smithsonian on Expat Women Artists

Grace Moorman will research influence of American female artists living in Paris in 1920s JANUARY 14, 2019 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM University of Mississippi student Grace Moorman is going to Washington for the spring 2019 semester to work as a curatorial intern at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery on a project that highlights the contributions […]


Charlotte Burge

UM Senior Honored with Museum of Women in the Arts Scholarship

Student’s sculptures seek to raise awareness of mental illness OCTOBER 14, 2018 BY KENDALL PATTERSON An ability to use her artistic skills to raise awareness of those struggling with mental illness helped a University of Mississippi senior earn a prestigious visual arts scholarship from the Mississippi State Committee of the National Museum of Women in […]


Alumni Profile: Oscar Pope

OCTOBER 9, 2018 BY BETHANY FITTS FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI ALUMNI ASSOCIATION Oscar Pope (BA art ’10) has always wanted to create meaningful content that both defines culture and connects people. “I don’t know where [that passion] comes from,” he said. “But I know I have a responsibility to create responsibly.” He first developed an […]


MFA ceramics student William McKinney

MFA Ceramics Student Selected to Represent UM in China

OCTOBER 9, 2019 BY Olivia Whittington This October MFA ceramics student William McKinney is representing the University of Mississippi at the Taoxichuan Creative Fair in Jingdezhen, China. Selected by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, McKinney is one of seven students chosen to represent universities in the United States. “It’s a huge honor…it […]


Thanks to the support of the Global Leadership Circle, OMWC scholar Catrina Curtis of Nesbit, Mississippi, combined academics and service during her summer abroad in Athens, Greece. Outside of her classes, Curtis volunteered with Syrian refugees through the Athens Salvation Army.

Global Leadership Circle Provides Exceptional Student Experiences

OCTOBER 8, 2018 A number of Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy (OMWC) scholars enjoyed summer school in way that was anything but typical. For example, University of Mississippi senior political science major Catrina Curtis of Nesbit, Mississippi, combined academics and service during her summer abroad in Athens, Greece — even volunteering with the Athens […]