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The Art Museum at The University of Memphis is located in room 142 of the Communication and Fine Arts Building. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except University holidays and between temporary exhibits. Admission is free. For more information call 901.678.2224.

Sunny Montgomery: The Porcupine Effect
Opens Feb. 8-March 19, 2014
Art Museum at the University of Memphis

AMUM's Caseworks is a contemporary exhibition space in the lobby outside the Museum's main space. Caseworks curator is Eric Bork, exhibition specialist at the Art Museum of The University of Memphis. Contact Bork at or 901.678.3747 if you are an artist interested in showing in this space. 

31st Annual Juried Student Exhibition
Juried by Miranda Lash
Opening Reception: Feb 7, 2014 from 5-7:30 p.m.
Feb. 8-March 19, 2014
Art Museum at the University of Memphis

Miranda Lash is curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA). She is the recipient of the Andy Warhol Curatorial Research Grant for her upcoming retrospective on the conceptual artist Mel Chin. She has been a Japan Foundation Curatorial Exchange fellow, a fellow of the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass., and a recipient of a curatorial grant from Etant donnés, the French-American fund for the performing arts. Annually, the Juried Student Exhibition showcases work by University of Memphis art students. Students who have taken an art class in the past year may submit up to two works in any media. An outside judge selects the work to include in the exhibition and award winners.

Open regular University business hours in rooms 230 and 240 of the Art and Communication Building, 3715 Central Ave., across from the Holiday Inn. For more information, call the Department of Art at 901.678.2216. 

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“Blue Hawai’I” by Laura Kina (solo exhibition) 
Gallery B

Opening Reception: Feb. 21, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 21-March 27, 2014

You won’t find Elvis or surfboards or funny umbrella-topped cocktails in Laura Kina’s dystopic “Blue HawaiʻI. Drawn from family albums, oral history and community archives from Hawaii and Okinawa, these ghostly oil paintings employ distilled memories to investigate themes of distance, longing, and belonging. 

ArtEd Alumni Exhibition (group exhibition)
Gallery A
Opening Reception: March 7, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.
March 7-27, 2014


Hampton Sides
Thursday, April 3 at 6 p.m. (reception at 5:30 p.m.)
University Center Theatre

Hampton Sides is the author of six books, including “Ghost Soldiers,” a World War II narrative that sold more than one million copies. It was translated into a dozen foreign languages and was the basis for the 2005 Miramax film “The Great Raid.” His book “Blood and Thunder,” about the life and times of controversial frontiersman Kit Carson, was named one of the 10 Best Books of 2006 by Time magazine. Sides is an editor-at-large for Outside Magazine and has written for such periodicals as <i>National Geographic, The New Yorker, Esquire, Preservation and Men’s Journal</i>. His work has been nominated twice for National Magazine Awards for feature writing given by the American Society for Magazine Editors.



Jazz Week
The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music will host the University of Memphis Jazz Week, March 4-8, 2014. The annual concert series is a collaborative effort presented by faculty, students and world-class guest artists. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. each night.

  • Tuesday, March 4
    Student jazz combos
  • Wednesday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m.
    Student vocal jazz 
  • Thursday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m.
    Faculty Jazz Night
  • Friday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m.
    Jazz Ensemble II
  • Saturday, March 8
    Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra featuring drummer Matt Wilson
    $15 general admission, $10 non-University of Memphis students and seniors, and free to U of M students, faculty and staff with ID


Department of Theatre and Dance
Theatre productions are held Mainstage in the Theatre Building, 3745 Central Ave, unless otherwise noted. The Box Office is located in the Theatre Building on Central Avenue. Fall box office hours are Monday, 1-4 p.m.; Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, 1-4 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For ticket information, call the Box Office at 901.678.2576.

April 11-12, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
The Rose Theatre, University of Memphis

The spring dance concert, Momentum, will showcase inspiring contemporary choreography from faculty and guest artists and continue the tradition of excellence and creativity in dance at the University. Admission is free. Parking is available in the adjacent parking garage on Zach Curlin.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
By Tom Stoppard
Directed by Paul Revaz
April 17-19, 24-26 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 18 is University of Memphis faculty, staff and alumni night. With valid ID, faculty, staff and alumni are admitted free.

“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” is an absurdist take on the story of Hamlet…as told from the skewed and unexpected perspective of two minor characters - Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Comedy ensues as the two oft-confused supporting players take center stage bewildered by their mission and their reason for being. Madcap humor, witty wordplay, gripping tension and a heady swirl of ideas all come together in this story of two nobodies who long to star in their own story.




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For more information about our news and events, please contact:

Kimberly Rogers
Coordinator, College Media
College of Communication & Fine Arts
232 CFA Building
Memphis, TN 38152
(901) 678-4164
(901) 678-5118

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