Upcoming Lectures

As a part of the vibrant University of Mississippi campus, the Museum hosts a number of lectures related to the collections and special exhibitions. Leading experts in a variety of fields speak at the Museum, offering academic connections, artistic experience, and rare insight. Lectures are free and open to the public.



Past Lectures:

William Dunlap and Ralph Eubanks, artist and author, respectively, discussed the connection between the landscape of the American South and the ways light and landscape connect with Dunlap’s art and literature.

Richard Gruber, art museum director, curator, and author in conversation on issues related to Southern artists and the role of Southern art museums in the contemporary world, including a consideration of the significance and place of William Dunlap’s Meditations on the Origins of Agriculture in America

Jacob Hashimoto, acclaimed installation artist, discussed “The Other Sun” and the process behind his work. Jacob talks about his print making background, creating and assembling his multi-piece hanging instillations, and the inspiration behind his work. This virtual lecture was held in conjunction with the exhibit “Jacob Hashimoto | The Other Sun”.

Carolyn Brown, “The Artist’s Sketch: A Biography of Painter Kate Freeman Clark” based upon her recently released book by the same name. Held in conjunction with the exhibition, “Lasting Impressions: Restoring Kate Freeman Clark”.

Angela Howard, professor of Asian art at Rutgers University, held in conjunction with “Dunhuang through the Lens of James and Lucy Lo” photography exhibition.

Anne Tucker, “William Eggleston, Not Southern?” held in conjunction with “The Beautiful Mysterious: The Extraordinary Gaze of William Eggleston” photography exhibition.