Art History Activities at UA

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Dr. Rachel Stephens with her ARH 477 class in Greensboro, Alabama. The students toured several structures around Hale and Marengo counties in the Black Belt as part of their studies.

The University of Alabama and The University of Alabama at Birmingham Joint Program for the M.A. in Art History presents the 22nd Annual Graduate Student Symposium in Art History, Friday, March 3, 2017. New this year are undergraduate poster sessions.

Senior Erin Hein worked as an Andrew W. Mellon Summer Intern in the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Museum’s Conservation Department in 2015.

In November 2015, art history students in Dr. Rachel Stephens’ ARH 477 (Topics in American Art) course traveled through several west Alabama towns to study antebellum planter elite architecture firsthand.

In October 2015, UA graduate students in art history attended the 33rd Annual Art History Graduate Symposium with Dr. Tanja Jones.



Art history graduate student Meng Tong traveled to Dunhuang, China, to study the Mogao Caves, a Buddhist pilgrimage site on the Silk Road.

Several of our art history undergraduate students who volunteer as Art Ambassadors talk about their future career aspirations.

Now a grad student in art history at UA, before Lauren Eich was accepted into the program, she continued the architectural research she had begun here as an undergraduate student.

New prize awarded for best paper at the 20th Annual Graduate Symposium in Art History.

Students in UA and UAB’s Joint Program in Art History present their research every year at our graduate student symposium.

The Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art provides UA students with a wealth of learning opportunities, both scholarly and creative.


Read about our recent graduates.

Learn about the Alabama Art History Association student group.