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August 2018


Horn Island 34

August 20October 5

Rust Hall,

1930 Poplar Avenue

Memphis,

TN

38104

United States


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  Don’t miss this beloved exhibit now in its 34th year. Horn Island 34’s artwork is the outcome of an annual trip by MCA students, faculty and alumni to Horn Island, a barrier island off the coast of Pascagoula, Miss. This year, despite storms and bad weather, participants made the excursion, immersing themselves in the relative isolation and primitive conditions of the undeveloped island. Come see the amazing artistic outcomes of those experiences. The reception is free and open to…

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September 2018


Voter Registration Event

September 25 @ 11:00 am2:00 pm

Rust Hall,

1930 Poplar Avenue

Memphis,

TN

38104

United States


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Voter Registration Event September 25, 2018 11am-2pm Open to the Public MCA will be hosting a Voter Registration Event on National Voter Registration Day. This event is open to the public – everyone is welcome! A representative from the Shelby County Election Commission will be helping community members register to vote and register for out-of-state voting. Your vote matters. Join us to make sure that it counts!

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October 2018


For Freedoms Exhibition: A•GEN•CY: A Home in the World

October 12November 4

Rust Hall – Main Gallery,

1930 Poplar Avenue

Memphis,

38104


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On view: October 12 – November 4 Reception: Friday, November 2 from 6-8pm A•GEN•CY: A Home in the World A For Freedoms Exhibition Curated by Lester Julian Merriweather A•GEN•CY: A Home in the World is an exploration of what it means to be a free person of color within the current experiment of American democracy. The intention of A•GEN•CY is to examine two pillars of the For Freedoms platform: Freedom from Want and Freedom from Fear. For Freedoms is a…

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Breathless: Works by Jean Holmgren

October 12November 4

Rust Hall – Alumni Gallery,

1930 Poplar Avenue

Memphis,

TN

38104

United States


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On view: October 12 – November 4 Reception: Friday, November 2, 6 – 8pm Breathless Holmgren’s solo exhibition powerfully chronicles the artist’s journey with heart complications, heart surgery, and recovery. Her book, Breathless: Heart Failure Illustrated, will also be available for sale at the exhibition. About Jean Holmgren After teaching at Memphis College of Art for about 20 years as an Adjunct Instructor for Illustration, Jean Holmgren joined the college faculty full-time as Assistant Professor during the Fall 2016 semester.…

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For Freedoms Panel Discussion: Freedom of Expression

October 25 @ 5:30 pm8:00 pm

Rust Hall – Callicott Auditorium,

1930 Poplar Avenue

Memphis,

38104

United States


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  For Freedoms Panel Discussion: Freedom of Expression In conjunction with the For Freedoms 50 State Initiative and For Freedoms Exhibition: A•GEN•CY, creatives, curators, and a collector discuss what Freedom means in 2018. October 25, 2018 Callicott Auditiorium, Rust Hall, MCA 5:30pm Refreshments 6:00pm Panel Discussion Moderator: Amber Hamilton- Chief Operations and Strategy Officer, Memphis Music Initiative Panelists: Elliot Perry- Art Collector, Former NBA Player & Senior Advisor For The PPF Art Collection Lawrence Matthews III- Multidisciplinary Artist, Filmmaker &…

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November 2018


Reception & Film Screening – For Freedoms Exhibition: A•GEN•CY: A Home in the World

November 2 @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Rust Hall – Main Gallery,

1930 Poplar Avenue

Memphis,

38104


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On view: October 12 – November 4 Reception: Friday, November 2 from 6-8pm featuring a Kevin Brooks Film Screening A•GEN•CY: A Home in the World A For Freedoms Exhibition Curated by Lester Julian Merriweather A•GEN•CY: A Home in the World is an exploration of what it means to be a free person of color within the current experiment of American democracy. The intention of A•GEN•CY is to examine two pillars of the For Freedoms platform: Freedom from Want and Freedom…

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Reception | Breathless: Works by Jean Holmgren

November 2 @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Rust Hall – Alumni Gallery,

1930 Poplar Avenue

Memphis,

TN

38104

United States


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On view: October 12 – November 4 Reception: Friday, November 2, 6 – 8pm (Coincides with the For Freedoms: A•GEN•CY: A Home in the World Exhibition Reception) Facebook Event Breathless Holmgren’s solo exhibition powerfully chronicles the artist’s journey with heart complications, heart surgery, and recovery. Her book, Breathless: Heart Failure Illustrated, will also be available for sale at the exhibition. About Jean Holmgren After teaching at Memphis College of Art for about 20 years as an Adjunct Instructor for Illustration, Jean…

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