The Loupe is the newsletter of the Department of Art and Art History. It keeps you informed on our department events, collections, exhibitions, on the activities of our faculty, students, updates on our alumni, and more. Please send your information for The Loupe to the editor.
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Spring 2019: Alumni Issue
- Thornton Willis and Vered Lieb Present $985,000 Gift of Art
- UA Artists Help Create Alabama Bicentennial Celebration
- Alumni Notes
- Art History Symposium Pulls in Presenters from Across Nation
- Documenting Artists in the Black Belt of Alabama
- Sarah Moody Gallery of Art Exhibitions
- MFA and MA Thesis Exhibitions in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery
- Faculty News
- Jamey Grimes Wins South Arts Prize
- Lucy Curzon Receives Morris L. Mayer Award
- More Faculty Accolades
- Building Foundations
- Art and Art History Scholarship Awards Presented at Honors Day
- Alumna Casts Sculptures for Bicentennial Project in Mobile.
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Fall 2018: Welcome Back Issue
Students Conspire in Monster Coup; Morgan Heard & SECAC; Students Gain Insight into the Experience of Medieval Artists; Laura Lineberry Retires; Welcome New Faculty; Faculty Accolades; Exhibitions: Sella-Granata Art Gallery, Graduate Student Show, BFA Exhibitions; Alumni Celebrate Their Professor; Art Sales Contribute to Fellowship Fund; Teaching Legacy Passed to Next Generation; From Alabama to Australia – Exhibitions at the SMGA; Visiting Artist and Scholar Lectures Spring 2019; A Gentlewoman of Verona: Rebecca Teague; Alumni Spotlight: Laci Jordan.
Spring 2018: Alumni Issue
Mark Barry; UA Alumni & Faculty in Uncommon Territory; Faculty News: Chris Jordan; Lucy Curzon; Jane Cassidy; Reed O’Mara Researches the Uta Codex; Exhibitions: SMGA Spotlight: We are Selma: The Selma Portrait Project by Kathryn Mayo, and William Hall Gallery Talk on Contemporary Consolidated: Selections from the Permanent Collection, SMGA: Student Research: Paget Kern, Amber Daum and Ringo Lisko; SGAG Spotlight: Amy Smoot, Jude Anogwih, and John Klosterman; Exhibitions: Eclectic Way, Open Media, Tobias Layman; Student & Faculty Research: Slavery at UA – Nadia DelMedico and Rachel Stephens.
Spring 2017: Alumni Issue
April Terra Livingston; Student Research: URCA Conference; Flight Simulation; A Rare Tour of Lyon Hall; Faculty Research; UA and UAB Collaborate; Laura Lineberry; Gay Burke in Memoriam; Lucy Curzon; Pete Schulte; Alumni Profile: Julie Hall Friedman; Exhibitions – Sarah Moody Gallery of Art: Jim Neel; Celestia Morgan; Kelsey Windham; Mel Kendrick; Alumni Profile: Victoria Lowe; Exhibitions – Sella-Granata Art Gallery: Joani Inglett; Tobias Layman; Sydney Ewerth; Francesca Baldarelli; EXIT 2017.
Fall 2016: What We Did On Our Summer Vacations!
Finding Synergy in Study Abroad; “Curating” Summer Jobs; UA Sculptures Break 3-Year Record for Children’s of Alabama; Finding a New Comfort Zone; Students Create City Bike Racks; Faculty Notes; Sarah Moody Gallery of Art Exhibition Season; Sella-Granata Art Gallery Exhibition Season; Art and Art History Around West Alabama; Haylee Walker Achieves Job Goal; News from the Field: For the Love of Teaching Art; More Alumni News; In Memoriam.
Spring 2016: Alumni Issue
Paperworkers Local: Alumni Creating Art Community; New Concentration: Drawing; Student Spotlights: Presentations & Residencies; Traveling through Time in the Black Belt; More Student Notes; Campus Notes: Cassandra Speaks to the University; SMGA Exhibition Season; SGG Exhibition Season; Alumni Notes: Reaping the Benefits of Art Education; Faculty-Staff News; Our Art Alumni: Wayne Sides Undertakes Scanning Project of Life’s Work; Alumni in the Field; Loupe Back Page: Surrealism in the Real World: Janice Hathaway.
Fall 2015: Welcome Back Issue
Gay Burke Retires; New Faces; Community News: UA Art Sculptures Bring $52,000 to Charity Auction; Student Spotlight: Erin Hein and the RISD Museum Blog; Sella-Granata Art Gallery Exhibitions; Sarah Moody Gallery of Art Exhibitions; Faculty-Staff News; Faculty Feature: Bryce Speed; More Student News; Our Art Alumni: Reaping the Benefits of Art Education; Wayne Sides: Collecting Works; More Alumni News; Back Page: Photos of Charity Auction Sculptures.
Spring 2015: Alumni Issue
70 Years of the B.F.A. – History of the BFA Degree; Our Front Page Image; Art Ambassadors; Around the Quad; More Students News; Spring Semester in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery and in Galleries around West Alabama; New Curation Area for the Permanent Collection; Sarah Moody Exhibition Highlights; Faculty-Staff News; The Humanity of Art; Alumni News; In Memoriam: Glenn House, Sr.
Fall 2014: Welcome Back Issue
Faculty-Staff News; Our New Website; Student News; Student Organizations; Art Historians’ Vacation Report; Galleries: New Juried Show Heads SGG Fall Schedule; Sella-Granata Exhibition Schedule; New Guidelines for SGG Submissions; New Printmaking Opens the SMGA Season; Sarah Moody Gallery Exhibition Schedule; UA Art Creates for Children’s Hospital; Rebirth at Bryce: Greek Goddess Gets a Makeover; Alumni News; Alumni Spotlight – Anita Stewart; O’Connor to Sculpt on Campus; Honors Day 2014: Students Awarded Scholarships.
Spring 2014: The Alumni Issue
Alumni Spotlight: Frank Fleming; Pace-setting design: Students awarded local Addys; Chair’s Awards of Merit; A World of Historic Preservation: Mary Turney; New submission guidelines posted for Sella-Granata; More Student News; Faculty-Staff News; Getting the “Royal” treatment; Alumni Donors: The Morgan Collection, Jack Drake; Alumni Memories: “Woods Quad Porch Party;” 50 Years Ago – Alumni History; Loupe Sighting!; IRC News; Alumni on Campus: UA Architectural History; More Alumni News.
Fall 2013: Welcome back to school!
Student News: The Alabama Shakes; Blue Tape Drawings; Art Ambassadors Want You! Galleries: Resurface: Meredith Randall MA Exhibition at the SGG; William T. Dooley at the Ferg; William Willis: A Span of Painting at the SMGA. Alumni Spotlight: Lindsay Jones Lindsey and the Fibonacci Project; Faculty News; Alumni News; Back Page Photos (Monster Makeover preview!).
Summer 2013: Special Edition.
A Special Dedication in Memory of Farley Moody Galbraith and Al Sella; Honors Day 2013; Bon Voyage; Alumni Spotlight: Mentors & Models – Thornton Willis; Beverly Semmes: Starcraft; Fall Exhibitions 2013; Faculty-Staff News; Alumni News; Back Page.
Spring 2013: The Alumni Issue.
Student Spotlights; Faculty-Staff News; Forty Years of Proofsheets – Former Students Thank Gay Burke; Gay Burke in Context by Wayne Sides; Exhibition Calendar; Women’s Work at Woods Hall: Art Photography; Alumni News; In Memoriam: Maria Zavala Sella.
Fall 2012 PDF: The Art History Issue!
Largest Class of Art History Graduate Students in 25 Years; Students Travel the World to Research; Feminist Art Scholar to Keynote Symposium; Virginia Rembert Liles: Trailblazer for Women Leads UA Art into the Future; Faculty-Staff News; Student Spotlights; UA Students & the Community; Alumni News; In Memoriam; Exhibition Calendar.
Spring/Summer 2012 PDF: Alumni Issue:
Student Spotlights; Robert Mellown Retires After a Career “Off the Beaten Path;” Current Exhibition Brings Back Alumni Memories of the Civil Rights Era; The Tuscaloosa Community; Exhibition Calendar; Special Focus: Art & Alumni; “I Was Having Far Too Good a Time to Remember Any of It;” Senior Exhibitions in 2011 & 2012; Students Curate Digital Photo Show; Faculty-Staff News; Scholarship Awardees 2012-2013.
Fall 2011 PDF: Welcome to the New Arrivals; New Jones Gallery Opens; Student Exhibitions, Events, Websites; Welcome New Grad Students; More Student Spotlights; Faculty-Staff News; UA Art Contributes to Kentuck Coloring Book; Calendar 2011-2012; Alumni News; Are You in This 1976 Photo? Photo Gallery.
Looking at Outside Art Everyday; Outside Art for Tornado Relief; Jeremy and the Coach: Outside Art at the Stadium; Honors Day Awards Art Students for the Coming Year; Woods Quad Sculpture Garden Takes Shape; In Memoriam – Morgan Sigler; Exhibit is ‘Rite of Passage’ for Bob Jones High School; Plus Exhibitions Schedules for the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, the Sella-Granata Art Gallery, and the new Paul R. Jones Gallery in downtown Tuscaloosa; Faculty-Staff News; Student News; Alumni News.
Spring 2011 PDF: Special Alumni Issue
We’ve Got an App for That; New Digital Lab is Open; Windgate Fellowships Award Student Work; Arty Party Spotlights Art and Art History Students; More Student Spotlights; Angelo Granata – A Career Retrospective; Alumni News; Spring Calendar; Recent Acquisitions – An Alumnus Gives Back; Encyclopedia of Alabama; “What did you do?” “Everything!”; Faculty-Staff News.
McNair Scholar Visualizes our Insides; Graduate Student Notes; Undergraduate Focus: Study in Bronze and Steel; Faculty-Staff News; McKinley Award winner Mark Stevenson; Sarah Moody Gallery of Art; Sella-Granata Art Gallery; Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art; Alumni News; In Memoriam – Roxie Worthy, BFA 1973.
Art Students Honored for Excellence; Paul R. Jones Collection News; Garland Hall in 1945: “Temporary Headquarters for the Enlarged Department;” Highlights from Our Exhibition Season (photos); Eyeing Howard Goodson; Sarah Moody Gallery of Art; Frank Fleming, Storyteller; Alumni Notes; Faculty News; Student News; Our New Webpages.
Guardian of the Realm – the new collections manager for the Paul R. Jones Collection; Art Students Revive 70s Tradition; Graduate Thesis Exhibition Schedule; Sarah Moody Gallery Spring Exhibitions; Student News; Alumni News; Faculty News; Calendar of Events.
Al Sella reaps his rewards; Welcome back everybody;
Drawing on the Inside-An interview with Jamey Grimes; ARTstor now at UA; Alumni Notes; Timeline of the Department; Look Homeward, Mr. Christenberry-Alumnus William Christenberry celebrates his 50th anniversary at the UA; Sarah Moody Gallery of Art Fall Schedule; Calendar of Events.
Craig Wedderspoon wins A&S teaching award; In Memoriam; Faculty News & Notes; Honors Day; BFA Exhibition; Alumni Notes; Sarah Moody Gallery of Art.
The Paul R. Jones Collection; Faculty News & Notes; Moody Exhibition Schedule Spring 2009; Alumni News & Websites; Obituaries; Coming this semester.
New Faculty, Staff, & Students; Faculty News & Notes; Alumni Notes; Sarah Moody Gallery of Art; New 16th Street Sculpture Facilities; Image Resource Center Projects & Resources.
Cathy Pagani Named Chair; Public Art Past & Future; Campus Sculptures; Faculty News & Notes; Alumni Notes; Sarah Moody Gallery of Art; Community Connections; Visiting Artists; Image Resource Center Projects; Obituaries; The Rise and Fall of Public Art.
Fall 2007 PDF version
Welcome to New Faculty; Image Resource Center Collections; Faculty News & Notes; Workers Memorial Sculpture; Alumni News; Reminiscing with Al Sella.
Spring 2007 PDF version
Accessing Digital Image Collection; Digital Classrooms at UA; Faculty News & Notes; Art History in Italy; Alabama-Cuba Initiative for Art.
Fall 2006 PDF version
New Image Resource Center; IRC Collections; Digital Classrooms; Welcome New Staff; Art History Grad Students; Faculty Travels & News; A Short History of the Slide Room.
Fall 2005 PDF version Former Whitney Director Tom Armstrong; Studio Grad Students’ websites; Art History Grad Students & alums present papers; Faculty News & Notes.
Spring 2005 PDF version
Brave New Pixelated World; Art History Grad Students; Faculty Travels & News; Ferguson Gallery Spring Schedule; About Google.