"Is it an artifact? Is it art?"
This exhibition is designed for you to answer that question for yourself! You will
see objects from many different cultures and time periods that are displayed with
numbers instead of labels. Do you know if they are Art or Artifact? Is there a difference?
Is the answer in the eye of the beholder?
If you wish to learn about the culture or history of the objects, there is an information
packet that corresponds with the number beside each object. You may pick up a packet
when you enter the exhibit, and return it before you leave.
When you finish your journey through Art(ifact), please feel free to record your thoughts,
ideas, feelings, and opinions about Art and Artifact in our Response Book.
This exhibition was developed and installed by University of Memphis students as part
of their Museum Studies class on Museum Exhibitions (Art History/Anthropology 4662/6662/7985).
The students and faculty wish to thank the director and staff of the Art Museum of
the University of Memphis for their help and guidance in the preparation of this exhibit.
Graduate Students: Kimberly Bradshaw, Penny Dodds, Patricia Harris, N. C. Kaplan,
Clare Brooke Mundy, Alexandra Pearson, Harris P. Quinn Jr., Ginni Reckard, Kelly Rohlman,
and Megan Valentine. Undergraduate Students: Walter Babineau, Lois Mandy Cargile,
Kristen Clynes, Toni Michele Haines, Rachel Koch, and Brian Rowe. Supervising faculty:
Dr. P.V. Podzorski.
QR Coding, Sound Engineering, and Web Design Support by Jason Miller, Museum Media
Hours & Location
Monday – Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm
except between temporary exhibits
and on University holidays.
142 CFA Building
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: (901) 678-2224
Fax: (901) 678-5118