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 October News Releases


Art Museum Will Host New and Unusual Exhibits
For release: October 16, 2000
For more information, contact Gabrielle Maxey

Two new exhibits bring surprises to The University of Memphis Art Museum this month.

Terry Allen and Impostors: Michael Hernandez de Luna and Michael Thompson will open Oct. 28. Terry Allen will run through Jan. 13, Impostors through Nov. 25.

Allen is a nationally recognized mixed-media artist whose works include sculpture, painting, drawing, musical and theatrical performances, video, and installations that incorporate any and all of these media. He is an interdisciplinary artist working in the Southern narrative tradition. Allen’s works have been included in the Sydney Biennale, Documenta and the Sao Paulo Biennial.

Hernandez de Luna and Thompson met in a printmaking class at the Art Institute of Chicago. Since 1994 they have been sending themselves and others dozens of unusual art-stamps through the mail. Some of these phony stamps are irreverent, some humorous and some risqué, but all have managed to receive the ultimate stamp of approval - they were canceled by the U.S. Postal Service and reached their destinations.

Opening receptions for both exhibits will be Friday, Oct. 27, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the museum, located in the Communication and Fine Arts Building.

Hernandez de Luna and Thompson will give a gallery talk Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m.

All museum events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 901-678-2224 or visit the museum’s Web site at www.amum.org.

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