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#NatureZen: Hop to It!

#NatureZen: Hop to It!

We’ve got a quick update for you on the future of Rust Hall. The search committee will recommend to Mayor Strickland that the National Ornamental Metal Museum be the next tenant, expanding its programming into Rust Hall while converting its downtown location into an artist-in-residence program. While we continue to mourn the loss of Memphis […]

Overton Park now open to vehicles

Overton Park now open to vehicles

As of Wednesday, May 27, the barricades prohibiting vehicles from entering Overton Park have been removed and all access points are now open. However, please note that many park amenities remain closed, including playgrounds, restrooms, drinking fountains, and the dog park. Because we cannot keep all these facilities sanitized after every user, it is unsafe […]

Overton Park vehicle closure update

Overton Park vehicle closure update

Overton Park has remained open throughout the City of Memphis’s stay-at-home orders, although the park roads were closed to vehicles on April 1. These road closures had the intended effect of discouraging large gatherings and keeping the number of visitors within a level that allows safe social distancing. With the Memphis Zoo scheduled to reopen […]

MCA Stories: Mia Saine

MCA Stories: Mia Saine

Mia Saine BFA in Design Arts with concentration in Graphic Design, 2017 What are you working on now? Currently, I freelance design and illustration projects. Some of my recent accomplishments are illustrating the Memphis Tourism Map Guide cover, showcasing my work in the National Civil Rights Museum, and creating last year’s TEDxMemphis conference design. I […]

MCA Stories: Aaron Boyd

MCA Stories: Aaron Boyd

Aaron Boyd BFA with concentration in Sculpture/Metals, 2020 What do you hope to focus on in your career? Right after graduating I don’t have any particular plans except looking for a job and honing my craft. I hope to focus on what sets my art apart from others in the same field, and to hone […]

MCA Stories: Vanessa Gonzalez

MCA Stories: Vanessa Gonzalez

Vanessa Gonzalez BFA in Printmaking, 2015 MFA in Fine Arts, 2017 What are you working on now? I’m working on portraits of my family and how their nationality impacts my dual nationality. I’m currently represented by Agora Gallery in NY. I was one of the finalists for the Latin American Contemporary Art exhibition in NY. […]

MCA Stories: Carl E. Moore

MCA Stories: Carl E. Moore

Carl E. Moore BFA in Painting/Illustration and Graphic Design, 1987 MFA in Art and Studio Practice, 2012 What are you working on now? Painting and Graphic Design. I maintain a regular studio practice as an artist. I do graphic design and Illustration on occasion, as well as mural work. I’ve worked as a Graphic Designer […]

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