For release: Aug. 27, 2012
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The Art Museum at the University of Memphis will host a closing reception for The Daily Helmsman: Voice of the Students, Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Communication and Fine Arts Building
The Helmsman exhibition features a narrated, still-image video that captures 80 years of students’
viewpoints of current events, including demonstrations for racial equality and a variety
of on campus and community happenings.
Launched in 1931 as a protest paper called The Tiger Rag, The Daily Helmsman has grown into an award-winning training ground for U of M journalism students. Today,
the Helmsman employs a paid staff of about 30 students. For more information about The Daily Helmsman, go to memphis.edu/journalism or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also included in the closing reception are Alma Mater: University of Memphis and Caseworks: Poem and Object by Jay Etkin. Alma Mater is a multimedia art installation of typed, signed cards, photographic portraits of
students (past and present) and an interpretive video with the voices of U of M students
and the sound of manual typewriters. Caseworks is a contemporary exhibition space
in the lobby just outside the Museum’s main space for featured artists.
AMUM hosts innovative temporary exhibitions of contemporary art and culture, as well
as permanent collections. An important component of the College of Communication and
Fine Arts, the museum features exhibitions by Master of Fine Arts candidates and the
annual Juried Student Exhibition.
The Daily Helmsman: Voice of the Students and Alma Mater will be on display through Sept. 15, 2012. Go to memphis.edu/amum for more exhibition
information. For more information about AMUM, call 678-2224 or email email@example.com.
The Art Museum is open to the public Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. AMUM
is closed University holidays and between temporary exhibitions. Admission is free.