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Art Museum of the University of Memphis
The Art Museum at The University of Memphis is entered through 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 or visit amum.memphis.edu.

32nd Annual Juried Student Exhibition
Juried by Warren Lehrer
Jan. 31- Feb. 28

What I Kept
Feb. 26 – May 8 at the U of M Lambuth Campus, Varnell-Jones Hall
Opening Reception: Feb. 26 from 5-7:30 p.m. at Wisdom Parlor
March 14 – July 2 at AMUM
Opening Reception: March 20 from 5-7:30 p.m.

“What I Kept” will display objects brought to Memphis and Jackson by international women from their countries of origin along with a written story about why they kept it. Celebrating the cultural diversity of our region and empowering the voice of women during women’s history month, the exhibition will address ideas of material culture and tangible memory. 

Beth Van Hosen
Opens March 14, 2015
Opening Reception: March 20 from 5-7:30 p.m.

One of the most important artists/print-makers of her generation, this selection of Beth Van Hoesen’s work (1926-2010) from AMUM’s collection is distinctive for the quiet poignancy and compelling charm in studies and finished work of everyday objects, animals and people.

ArtLab
Gladys-Katherina Hernando
Opening Date TBD

Object of Record is an exhibition featuring sound works on vinyl by Los-Angeles based artists Gala Porras-Kim, Brendan Threadgill, Greg Wilken, and curated by Gladys-Katherina Hernando. The exhibition explores how contemporary artists engage with the vinyl record to create socio-political documentary works.


Department of Art

Author Warren Lehrer To Perform at U of M
Jan. 21 at 7 p.m.
Rose Theatre at the University of Memphis
Award-winning writer, designer and visual literature pioneer Warren Lehrer will present a multimedia performance and reading of his new illuminated novel, “A Life in Books: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley.”

Dorothy Kayser Hohenberg Chair of Excellence in Art History Lecture
March 22, 2014
Time TBD
Brooks Museum of Art

Celeste-Marie Bernier is professor of African American Studies at the University of Nottingham in England and associate editor of the Journal of American Studies (Cambridge University Press). She is currently visiting professor at the North American Institute, King’s College London. 


The Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art
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 or go to www.memphis.edu/art/fogelmangalleries.php.

GALLERY A & B

MFA graduate exhibition
Amelia Briggs, Caitlin Hettich and April Pierce
April 13-May 4, 2015
Opening April 17, 2015

GALLERY A

James Luna
Jan. 20-March 6, 2015 
Opening Jan. 23, 2015 from 5-7 p.m.

James Luna is a leading figure in the field of contemporary Native American Art. His performances and multimedia installations have been at national and international venues. He received a degree in studio art from the University of California, Irvine. For the last 30 years, his work has explored Native American issues in a contemporary style inspired by his personal experience and observations.

BFA Graduate Exhibition
March 16-April 3, 2015
Opening March 20, 2015 from 5-7 p.m.

GALLERY B

Identity Cinema: Volume Four
Jan. 20-Feb. 6, 2015
Opening Jan. 23 from 5-7 p.m.

Art Education Alumni Juried Exhibition
Feb. 16-March 6, 2015
Opening Feb. 19, 2015 from 5-7 p.m.

BFA Graduate Exhibition
March 16-April 3, 2015
Opening March 20, 2015 from 5-7 p.m.

Graphic Design Graduate Exhibition
May 7, 2015 (one night only) 


 

Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music
All concerts are at Harris Concert Hall in the music building. Admission is free unless otherwise noted. For a complete list of performances, go to www.memphis.edu/music. Call 901.678.2541 for more information. 

Leonardo Altino
Feb. 1, 2015 at 3 p.m.

A Bach Cellobaration: To celebrate Bach's 330th birthday, cellist Leonardo Altino will perform all the cello suites in one performance. Refreshments will be served during intermission.

University of Memphis Wind Ensemble and Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra
Feb. 5 at 7 p.m.

The Wind Ensemble will perform Symphonic Dance from West Side Story and Southern Comfort will present traditional and modern jazz favorites. 

Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, West Tennessee District
Feb. 14, 2015 at 9 a.m. 

University of Memphis Symphony Orchestra
Feb. 16, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
$15 General Admission; $10 Non-U of M students and seniors, free to U of M students, faculty and staff with ID

The concert will include Mahler’s “Songs of a Wayfarer” and Hidemith’s “Symphonie Mathis der Maler.” Pu-Qi Jiang, conductor. 

School of Music Showcase Concert
Feb. 20, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

A performance featuring students and faculty from the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music 

University of Memphis Symphonic Band and University Band
Feb. 26, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
$15 General Admission; $10 Non-U of M students and seniors, free to U of M students, faculty and staff with ID

The bands perform a program entitled “Revolutionary Music.” Armand Hall is the conductor. 

John Whitener, tuba
Feb. 27, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Whitener is principal tuba of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. 

University of Memphis Opera
March 1, 2015 at 3 p.m.

Students in the opera department present scenes from “The Elixir of Love,” “The Coronation of Poppea,” “Hansel and Gretel,” “Die Fledermaus, Der Rosenkavalier,” “The Most Happy Fella,” “Sweeney Todd” and “The Merry Widow.” 

Jazz Week
March 3-7, 2015 at 7:30 nightly

All concerts in Harris Concert Hall except Saturday, which is in Rose Theatre
Admission is free Tuesday – Friday. 
Saturday admission is $15 General Admission, $10 Non- U of M Students and Seniors, and free to U of M Students, Faculty and Staff with ID

  • Tuesday: Student Jazz Combos
  • Wednesday: Faculty Jazz with guest Chris Buckholz, trombone
  • Thursday: Jazz Singers
  • Friday: Jazz Ensemble II and Slide Bones
  • Saturday Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Orchestra of the Delta featuring Michael Waldrop with music from his new recording 

University of Memphis Symphony Orchestra
March 30, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
$15 General Admission; $10 Non-U of M students and seniors, free to U of M students, faculty and staff with ID

The Symphony Orchestra performs with winners of the University of Memphis Soloists Competition. Pu-Qi Jiang, conductor. 

Sound Fuzion
April 2, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
$15 General Admission; $10 Non-U of M students and seniors, free to U of M students, faculty and staff with ID

Once again the Harris Concert Hall will “rock” with the contemporary sounds of the 26th edition of Sound Fuzion.  Giving dozens of performances every year as official musical ambassadors of the University, the annual spring home concert is as perennial favorite. 

University of Memphis Jazz Ensemble II
April 9, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

The jazz repertoire of large ensembles under the direction of Dan Kalantarian. 

New Sounds
April 10, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

New music written by University of Memphis student composers. 

Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra
April 23, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Location TBA 

University of Memphis Opera presents “Speed Dating Tonight”
April 24, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. and April 26, 2015 at 3 p.m.
$20 General Admission; $15 Non-U of M students and seniors, free to U of M students, faculty and staff with ID

A comic opera in one act conceived by Dean Anthony, music and words by Michael Ching. 

Students Orchestral Festival
April 25, 2015 at 6 p.m.
GPAC
Call 901.751.7500 for ticket information.

The University of Memphis Symphony Orchestra and GPAC Youth Symphony perform Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. 

University of Memphis Jazz Combos
April 27, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Small student jazz groups playing the music of jazz greats and original compositions under the direction of Jack Cooper and Tim Goodwin. 

University of Memphis Jazz Singers
April 28, 2015

The big band sound of jazz combined with music from the traditions of vocal jazz groups from the Hi-Los to Manhattan Transfer. Under the direction of Tim Goodwin. 

University of Memphis Symphonic Band and University Band
April 29, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
$15 General Admission, $10 Non- U of M Students and Seniors, and free to U of M Students, Faculty and Staff with ID

The bands present a program of “Parody Music.” Armand Hall, conductor. 

Memphis International Guitar Festival
May 8-10, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

For admission prices please see memphis.edu/music/special/guitarfest.php.

  • Friday: Lily Afshar
  • Saturday: Celia Linde
  • Sunday: Krzysztof Petech 

Department of Theatre and Dance
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.

Macbeth
by William Shakespeare  
Feb. 19-21 and 26-28, 2015 — Mainstage
7:30 p.m. nightly

The one about heroes and uncontrolled ambition. Bad life choices involving witches. Blood! Wicked greed and power (leading to more blood). Insanity, treachery and evil. It gets really ugly. And, again with the blood.                      

Momentum
April 10-11, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. and April 12, 2015 at 2 p.m. — Rose Theatre

The one with fierce energy and surprising use of bodies in space. Legs, arms, hips and toes exploding and collapsing in unimagined ways. Not as painful as it sounds, though.               

Blues for an Alabama Sky
By Pearl Cleage
April 16-18 and 23-25, 2015 — Mainstage
7:30 p.m. nightly

The one about dreams and survival after the Harlem Renaissance has been drained like so much bootleg hooch. Love, murder, homosexuality, reproductive rights. It’s all here. Josephine Baker, even. Hi-de-hi-de-ho!

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