Skip links

Latest News

#NatureZen: Delicate Dancers

#NatureZen: Delicate Dancers

For this edition of #NatureZen, we’re traveling a bit beyond the borders of Overton Park. To find the delicate creatures we’re admiring today, we need access to water, especially rivers and streams. Choose a spot along the Wolf River Greenway, for example, and look down at the trail in front of you or the leaves […]

#NatureZen: Leaving the Nest

#NatureZen: Leaving the Nest

In your recent outdoor wanderings, you may have come across one of spring’s great gifts: the baby bird! Many of our resident songbirds are busy raising their young right now, training them to fly and find food. A baby bird that has begun to develop feathers and explore outside of the nest is a fledgling, […]

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 […]

#NatureZen: The Pawpaw and the Swallowtail

#NatureZen: The Pawpaw and the Swallowtail

by Melissa McMasters, Conservancy Director of Communications “Everything’s connected.” This phrase is never more true than when we’re examining ecosystems, and how every organism depends on another for its survival. Trees and flowers need insects to carry their pollen to other plants in order to reproduce, and the insects also need the pollen for food. […]

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 […]

MCA Stories: Ren Whitticar

MCA Stories: Ren Whitticar

Ren Whitticar BFA in Illustration with a track in Comics, 2020 What do you hope to focus on in your career? I plan to work in freelance full-time as an illustrator and to continue to write more content for future projects, like my book on freelancing for beginner freelance artists! What was a memorable experience […]

NEWSLETTER
PRESS COVERAGE