Sella-Granata Art Gallery

In the heart of historic Woods Quad

109 Woods Hall
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487


(205) 348-2783


Allison Grant, Chair, Sella-Granata Art Gallery Committee


About Sella-Granata Art Gallery

Spring 2019Installation view: Raw & Unfinished Business - Allie Gant & Jennifer Gault (BFA exhibitions), Sella-Granata Art Gallery, UA.

JAN 21 – FEB 10: Foundations and Introductory Classes Exhibition
JAN 24, Reception

FEB 25-MAR 6 Advanced Scholarship Exhibition

MAR 21-28 John KlostermanAmy Smoot MFA Thesis Exhibition

APR 5 Honors Day ceremonies in the gallery

APR 4-11 Jude AnogwihJuan López-BautistaUlrike Franz Master of Arts Thesis Exhibition 

APR 16-23 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition

As the UA art gallery that primarily features students exhibitions, as well as visiting artists, the Sella-Granata is a vital learning resource for the department of art and art history. In the video below, featuring graduate students from this year’s show, Assistant Professor Allison Grant talks about how important it is for students to learn how to talk about their work:

Art Graduate Student Exhibition from UA College of Arts & Sciences on Vimeo.

Recent Exhibitions 

NOV 19-29, 2018 BFA Exhibitions: Caroline Japal and Candace Von Hoffman

APR 16-19, 2018 Canorous

APR 5-12, 2018 Annual BA Exit Show

FEB 8-22, 2018 John Klosterman and Amy Smoot MA Exhibitions

NOV 13-29, 2017 Open Media Show

The exhibitors of our recent Graduate Student Show presented five-minute talks about their work in the show and their practice recently:

Patrick Hoban talking about his work in the Graduate Student Show Amy Smoot talking about her work in the Graduate Student Show Jude Anogwih talking about his work in the Graduate Student Show Francesca Baldarelli talking about her work in the Graduate Student Show
Tobias Layman talking about his work in the Graduate Student Show John Klosterman talking about his work in the Graduate Student Show Katie Adams talking about her work in the Graduate Student Show Amy Smoot, "Power (Outlet)," detail, 2017 Graduate Student Show, Sella-Granata Art Gallery

See this past semester’s and more at our archived exhibitions page!
Sella-Granata exhibition news releases here.

Chris Staley Morgan Price, "White Guys (Mr. Patterson) Checa Baldarelli's work in Clay Review 3

Photograph by Jiaqi Pan for her postbaccalaureate exhibition, "Drive Thru" in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery, February 2016. Anna Katherine Phipps, "Bulge" Turner Williams, MFA exhibition 2016

Celestia Morgan, "Treasure Box," archival pigment print Works by UA art instructors in the Sella-Granata, September 2015 Visitors in the Sella-Granata Gallery

Funding support for the Sella-Granata Art Gallery comes from the Department of Art and Art History and the College of Arts and Sciences. Admission to the gallery is free. Hours are Monday through Wednesday 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The gallery is located at 109 Woods Hall in the heart of the UA campus on Woods Quad. Information about visitor parking is available here: Parking is free on campus in a legal space after business hours. For more information, contact the gallery at (205) 348-2783 or go to

Sella-Granata press releases and news 

Sella-Granata past exhibition photos on Flickr

Sella-Granata archived exhibitions

Information about visitor parking is here. Parking is free on campus in a legal space after hours and on weekends.



In 1998, a gallery was created on the first floor of Woods Hall for student exhibitions. In 2009, the UA Trustees approved the name change to “Sella-Granata Art Gallery” and the mission was expanded to include general programming as well as student exhibitions.

Al Sella and Jack Granata in the early 1980s. Photo courtesy Keyser Wilson.excerpt from the Crimson White:

“Trustees approve Foster expansion plan; Woods Hall art gallery named in honor of two professors,” by Amanda Peterson, Friday, September 18, 2009:

“…Art gallery named in honor of professors
The honorary degrees and recognition committee voted to rename Room 109 in Woods Hall in honor of two long-time UA art professors. The Sella-Granata Art Gallery, which will house student work, honors the late Professor Alvin Sella, who died in 2013, and the late Professor Angelo Granata, who died in 2008. “Between the two professors, they had almost 80 years of teaching experience, said Pam Parker, vice president for advancement. Parker said the two professors were beloved by their students. Granata retired in 1998 but continued to sculpt and show his work until his death. Sella continued to teach until 2011.”

Image caption: Al Sella and Jack Granata in the early 1980s. Photo courtesy of Keyser Wilson.