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      Happy Holidays from AMUM!

  • January 20th-If you are installing your proposed artwork in an Art Annex Room or CFA Studio, you must still turn in your submission form to the Museum. AMUM will reopen to the public for the opening reception of the 32nd Annual Juried Student Exhibition on Friday, January 30th from 5pm until 7:30pm.

32nd Juried Exhibition Prospectus Here /  ArtLab Proposals Deadline Passed - stay tuned for selection announcement Here

DEADLINE for ArtLab Submissions should be electronically sent to no later than by midnight, December 5, 2014.

 Call to international women living in Memphis or Jackson, TN! Learn more on how you can participate here! 

(Click above to learn how to make your "What I Kept" submission.)


 Lawrence Matthews III Joy in the Midst Oil, watercolor

Best of Show, 31st Annual Juried Student Exhibition: Lawrence Matthews III, Joy in the Midst, oil, watercolor

32nd Annual Juried Student Exhibition

January 31 – February 28, 2015

Opening reception Friday, January 30, 5-7:30

This annual competitive exhibition features artwork by University of Memphis students selected, this year, by writer, designer and multimedia artist Warren Lehrer.


Awards Announced 6:00 pm

JUDGE: Warren Lehrer is a writer, designer and multimedia artist recognized as a pioneer in the fields of visual literature and design authorship. His books (listed on and Designers & and projects have received many awards. His work has been exhibited widely and is in many collections including MOMA, LA County Museum, The Getty Museum, Georges Pompidou Centre and Tate Gallery. Lehrer is a professor at the School of Art+Design at Purchase College, SUNY, and a founding member of the Design As Author graduate program at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. He received his BA from Queens College, CUNY, and an MFA from Yale University. 



CASEWORKS on view now at AMUM


Pottery Water Jar or β€œUla”   (ca. 1920 - 1940)                                  MORE HERE

Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico

Coiled ceramic, slip-painted design

Mr. and Mrs. Berry B. Brooks Collection


Manufacturing pottery is a tradition that has been passed down through generations of the Acoma people. The pots are known for their very thin walls, beautiful geometric designs and black-white-red slip paintings. This jar features a traditional design and shape though its small size indicates that it may have been made for sale to tourists.


View of Egyptian Gallery

Ancient Egyptian Collection

Egyptian antiquities ranging from 3800 B.C.E. to 700 C.E. from the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology collection. A permanent exhibition that is closed between temporary exhibitions.  

Read more here. 

Click here to enter African collection

Africa: Visual Arts of a Continent

Tradition-based African art focusing on four culture groups: the Dogon, Bamana, Senufo and Marka. A permanent exhibition that is closed between temporary exhibitions.

Read more here.


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