Memphis International Airport / 3715 Central Ave. January 20, 2023 - February 24, 2023

Roger Allan Cleaves, Brandon Donahue, Melissa Dunn, Beth Edwards, Catherine Erb, Nelson Gutierrez, Erin Harmon, Chuck Johnson, Paula Kavorik, Susan Maakestad, Lawrence Matthews, Carl Moore, Nick Peña, Veda Reed, Vitus Shell, Jared Small

The University of Memphis Department of Art in collaboration with UrbanArt Commission is pleased to present Jet Lag: an exhibition of works from 16 of the artists comprising the new Art Collection at the Memphis International Airport's Concourse B.

These artists represent an ever-evolving arts community that meaningfully contributes to the rich cultural fabric of this city. Whether viewers are enjoying the details of a photograph or taking in an expansive mural, the collection offers an introduction to the many sides of Memphis; for those who call the city home, it is a warm welcome, familiar but never predictable.

We invite you to join us Friday, January, 20th at 5pm for the opening reception taking place in the Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art. This exhibition will remain on view until February 24th 2023.

The Art Collection of the Memphis International Airport (MEM) includes a selection of purchased and commissioned works from emerging and established artists who are based in Memphis or connected to our city.

Inherent in the selected works is a sense of Memphis’s rich history as a place rooted in activism and civil rights, art, and music, and the continuation of that sacred legacy today. A deep connection to the natural and urban environment is also expressed throughout. The collection spans a variety of media and conveys the sense that Memphis is at once fiercely local but inherently global.