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Sculptor Previews Exhibition At Museum Brown Bag Lecture

Sculptor and educator Durant Thompson takes art lovers on a preview of his “Navigation” exhibition during a brown bag lecture set for noon Nov. 19 at the University of Mississippi Museum.

That same evening, the opening reception for the exhibit is set for 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Southside Gallery, 150 Courthouse Square in Oxford.

During the brown bag lecture, Thompson, assistant professor of art and head of sculpture at UM, plans to discuss the ongoing journey of creating his sculptures and the decisions he has made along the way. Weathered wood, rusted steel and broken bits of sheet metal all reflect the history of his journey.

Thompson’s sculptures feature objects and images from the early 19th-century Industrial Revolution and the Middle Ages. Railroad equipment, old machinery, snowplows, weaponry and castles are all represented in his work.

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