January 2020

LOST + FOUND… prints by Jan Murray 

Tuesday, January 21 – Friday, February 28

Meek Hall Gallery – 130

LOST + FOUND, an exhibition of collage prints by Jan Murray, Professor of Art Emerita, will be on view at the Gallery 130 in Meek Hall. The show runs from Tuesday, January 21 through Friday February 28. The prints in LOST + FOUND explore many themes including: Nature & seasons; line, shape & form; light & color; paradox & metaphor; perspective scale & framing; looking/seeing and our senses; the play instinct and gratitude. 

College of Liberal Arts Department of Art and Art History

Po Monkey’s: Portrait of a Juke Joint Will Jacks, photographer

January 29

Noon – 1:00 PM

Barnard Observatory

Outside of Merigold, Mississippi, off an unmarked dirt road, stands Po’ Monkey’s, perhaps the most famous house in Mississippi and the last rural juke joint in the state, now closed to the public. Before the death of the lounge’s owner, Willie Seaberry in 2016, it was a mandatory stop on the constant blues pilgrimage that flows through the Delta. Seaberry ran Po’ Monkey’s Lounge for more than fifty years, opening his juke joint in the 1960s. A hand-built tenant home located on the plantation where Seaberry worked, Po’ Monkey’s was a place to listen to music and drink beer—a place to relax where everyone was welcomed by Seaberry’s infectious charm. In his new book, Po’ Monkey’s: Portrait of a Juke Joint, photographer Will Jacks captures the juke joint he spent a decade patronizing. The more than seventy black-and-white photographs featured in this volume reflect ten years of weekly visits to the lounge as a regular—a journal of Jacks’ encounters with other customers, tourists, and Willie Seaberry himself. Some of the photographs featured in the book are on exhibit in the Gammill Gallery (Jan 21–Feb 28). Will Jacks is an alum of the University of Mississippi with a degree in Southern Studies. He is a photographer, curator, storyteller and educator of culture and relationships in the Mississippi Delta, the Mississippi River region, and the American South.

Center for the Study of Southern Culture

Allies Training

Wednesday, January 29

2:00 – 5:00 PM

Lamar Hall – 131

Allies training is a 2.5 to 3 hour workshop that aims to 1) encourage a basic understanding of LGBTQ+ definitions, concepts and terms relating to sexual orientation and gender identities, 2) introduce campus and state-level issues and concerns that impact individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bi, trans, and/or questioning/queer, and 3) model how to be an effective and informed ally to those communities.

Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement

When They See Us: 4-Part Series Viewing & Discussion

Thursday, January 30

6:00 – 8:00 PM

Ole Miss Student Union – 326

Join the CICCE as we view and discuss the 4-part, award winning, series – When They See Us. 

Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement