‘DO IT’

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of a new “cli­mate con­trol” sys­tem, to elim­i­nate the art-dam­ag­ing hu­mid­ity that was an un­for­tu­nate ef­fect of the old heat­ing and air-con­di­tion­ing sys­tem. In­volv­ing seven projects, the April 8 “Do It” show at AMUM will her­ald the re­open­ing of the mu­seum, and will con­tinue through May 7. AMUM di­rec­tor Les­lie Lueb­bers said the lo­cal “Do It” shows were con­ceived in part to help rein­tro­duce the pub­lic to the cam­pus mu­seum, which hosts all types of art shows while also hous­ing Egyp­tian an­tiq­ui­ties, African prints and other works.

A third com­po­nent of the re­gional “Do It” ini­tia­tives — co­or­di­nated by artist Len­don Noe — is set for one day only: March 17, at the Univer­sity of Mem­phis Lam­buth i n Jack­son, Ten­nessee.

Dob­bins and Jones both said the “Do It” shows will be fun, even as they make a point about the re­la­tion­ship be­tween in­di­vid­ual ex­pres­sion and art-ex­hi­bi­tion con­ti­nu­ity.

“One of the thing about be­ing in a com­mu­nity like Mem­phis is you feel you get to know the artists and their work,” Dob­bins said. “This gives them a chance to work out­side of their nor­mal stu­dio prac­tice and sur­prise us.”

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