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MCA’s 2017 Downing Pryor Distinguished Visiting Lecturer is LaToya Ruby Frazier, an internationally recognized photographer and a 2015 MacArthur Fellow. Frazier works in photography, video and performance to build visual archives that address industrialism, rustbelt revitalization, environmental justice, healthcare inequity, family and communal history. Frazier received the International Center for Photography Infinity Award in 2015 for her book The Notion of Family (Aperture 2014). Frazier has exhibited widely around the United States and internationally at venues including the Brooklyn Museum, Seattle Art Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, Massachusetts, the Whitney Museum of Art in New York, and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.
Featuring works from 58 BFA candidates, Memphis College of Art presents the 2017 Spring BFA Exhibition. More information to come. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; and Sunday, noon–4 p.m. Reception: Sunday, May 14, noon–2 p.m. Following the Commencement ceremony
Memphis College of Art of art will host a special reception for the 2017 Art Education Thesis Exhibition, featuring the works of Elizabeth Bass and Dare Harcourt. This intimate show takes place in MCA’s new Tom Johnston Gallery at Faiers House, 148 N. Tucker St. The exhibit is on view April 7–28, 2017. Gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday from 2–6 p.m., or by appointment. Contact Melissa Farris at email@example.com or (901) 272-5199 to schedule an appointment.
In March, MCA faculty Adam Hawk and Dr. Lu Auz took a group of students and alumni to Florence, Italy as part of this year’s Study Abroad Spring Break trip. The group learned about the beautiful city’s extensive history, vibrant culture, and of course, their art. The students, faculty and alumni from the trip created a body of work as a result of this trip, which will be on view to the public May 5–June 4 in the MCA Gallery at…
Join us on the first Saturday of every month (some exceptions) for a free family art activity at Memphis College of Art. Workshops will include drawing, painting, sculpture and more and are open to all ages and experience levels! *IMPORTANT: All families in attendance must include at least one parent/guardian and at least one child (a minor under 18 years of age).* These workshops are free, but donations are always appreciated (recommended donation is $10 per family). Walk-ins are…
Featuring the works of 58 BFA candidates, Memphis College of Art presents the 2017 Spring BFA Exhibition in the Rust Hall Main Gallery. The college will host a special reception following Commencement for the graduates to celebrate with their friends and family.