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AMUM is located on the first floor of the Communication and Fine Arts Building, room 142. For more information, call 901.678.2224 or go to

Bauhaus twenty-21: An Ongoing Legacy – Photographs by Gordon Watkinson
Organized by Foto+Synthesis

Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013

In partnership with the University of Memphis Architecture Department and the Memphis chapter of the American Institute of Architects, AMUM is hosting a traveling exhibit to showcase a multidisciplinary collaboration of architecture, design and art. The exhibition will include models of original Bauhaus buildings created by students, as well as a display of Bauhaus design consisting of furniture and other functional and decorative objects borrowed from area collections. 

 In His Studio: Carroll Cloar Closing Reception

Friday, Sept. 6 at 5 p.m.

After traveling the world seeking inspiration, Carroll Cloar realized that he wanted to return and draw inspiration from the place he loved—the South. It was home.

Saturday, Sept. 7 will be the last day to view this special exhibition. "In His Studio: Carroll Cloar" features some of the artist's earliest work, his reconstructed studio, drawings, sketches and photographs. Cloar's writings inform the exhibition labels and provide a glimpse into his working methods and recollections.

Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music

Admission to School of Music events is free unless otherwise noted. For more information call 901.678.2541 or go to

Death by Aria
Harris Concert Hall

Sunday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m.

A marathon performance of arias by members of the University of Memphis Opera in conjunction with Opera Memphis’ “30 Days of Opera.”

Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble II
Michael D. Rose Theatre 

Thursday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. 

“America’s Music,” part of the National Endowment of the Humanities series. An Evening of Swing Jazz featuring vocalist Jeremy Shrader and both of the University of Memphis jazz orchestras. 

Memphis Woodwind Quintet
Harris Concert Hall

Sunday , Oct. 27 at 3 p.m.

Displaying mastery and sensitivity, the ensemble possesses a remarkable sense of expression and group harmony. The quintet brings together musicians of unusually rich experience as soloists, chamber and orchestral musicians.

Ceruti Quartet
Harris Concert Hall

Friday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Since its inception in 1994, the Ceruti Quartet has brought chamber music to audiences in performances described as “spirited, richly colorful, and incisive” and “intimately poetic.” They have presented recitals in such venues as Weill Hall, the Goethe Institut in New York City and the National Assembly in Seoul, Korea.

University of Memphis Opera presents Mozart’s "Cosi fan tutte"
Harris Concert Hall

Friday, Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 24 at 3 p.m.

In Mozart’s game of love and seduction, two young men wager that their fiancées will remain faithful, even when tempted.

$10 general admission, $7 non-U of M students, free to U of M students, faculty and staff with ID.

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“Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine” by Lynn Nottage
Directed by John Yorke

October, 3-5 and 10-12, 2013

Knocked up and seriously broke, a successful publicist is plunged into a topsy-turvy world of welfare mothers, drug addicts and slimy FBI agents. In a darkly comic riches-to-rags tale of falling down and finding the beauty within, an uptown African-American, Ivy League-educated publicist returns to her parents' home in the Brooklyn projects in order to become a part of the family she left behind.

“Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?” by John R. Powers 
Music & Lyrics by James Quinn & Alaric Jans. Directed by Randall T. Stevens

November, 7-9 and 14-16, 2013

Sex education, confession, nuns, heartache and first love – all ingredients for a fun filled night at the theatre – and all part of growing up in a 1950s Catholic school. This delightful musical captures the comedy, the horror, joy and tenderness of adolescent growing pains for Eddie Ryan and his friend as they take a journey from 2nd grade to graduation in this hilarious and poignant musical.

"New Voices"

November 15-16, 2013

This dance concert features U of M student choreography.

“Polaroid Stories” by Naomi Iizuka
Directed by Jung “Jay” Han Kim

November, 22-24, 2013

Stories, characters and themes from Ovid’s Metamorphoses tell the gripping story of street kids living on the edge in a desolate, urban landscape. Iizuka creates a world that has two dimensions: the gritty realm of drug dealers, homeless kids and prostitutes and the realm of self-fashioning and shape-shifting gods. Powerful themes begin to emerge: the relationship of the gods to humans, women as victims, and the power of timeless storytelling. (In rep with "The Pillowman")

“The Pillowman” by Martin McDonagh
Directed by Teddy Eck

November 22-24, 2013

In this dramatic thriller, a string of grisly murders eerily shadow an author’s series of nightmarish stories. The mystery unravels as the writer and his mentally impaired brother are both interrogated by two mysterious men who may or may not have a secret agenda. Award-winning playwright Martin McDonagh delivers a dark and mysterious tale that delivers spellbinding twists and turns at every corner. (In rep with "Polaroid Stories")

“Chess” Music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeusand
Lyrics by Tim Rice. Directed by Stephen Hancock

February, 20-22 and February 27-March 1, 2014

Cunning gamesmanship is the order of the day in this intriguing tale of conflict set during the Cold War era. The tensions between America and Russia are played out on the chessboard in this dynamic rock opera that develops the sophisticated game of chess into a metaphor for romantic rivalries and East-West political intrigue. Like the game of chess, life and love sometimes require strategic power plays, manipulations, and sacrificial pawns.


April 11-12, 2014

Showcasing choreography by faculty, guest artists and alumni.

”Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Paul Revaz

April, 17-19 and 24-26, 2014

An absurdist take on the story of Hamlet…as told from the skewed and unexpected perspective of two relatively 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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