African American art

Jones Collection Curator to Speak to Houston Museum of African American Culture

Emily Bibb, curator of the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama, will present a Zoom talk on November 17, 2020, for patrons of a new exhibition Bibb curated for the Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC). The exhibition, Selected Works from the Paul R. Jones Collection at The

UA Professor and Grad Student Co-Present Research on African American Portraiture

Dr. Wendy Castenell, assistant professor of art history, and graduate student Amber Quinn were invited to share the Zoom stage recently to talk about their related research topics in a lecture titled “Portraiture and Identity in American Art and Art History,” sponsored by Philadelphia’s University of the Arts. In their talks, the art historian and

Art & Art History Accolades – October 2020

Chris Jordan, associate professor of art, had a cyanotype print, Rhythm Changes, selected for the Francis Thompson Selects exhibition at the Atlanta Photography Group Gallery, Atlanta, Ga., October 17- November 28, 2020.  Jordan’s artwork False Dawn, part of his portfolio of images, Tales of the Observer, was chosen by juror Aline Smithson for the 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS: 26th Annual Art History Symposium

The University of Alabama and the University of Alabama, Birmingham Joint Program for the MA in Art History announces The 26th Annual Graduate Student Symposium in Art History Hosted virtually by The University of Alabama Keynote address: “Race and Representation in Gothic Art” Jacqueline E. Jung Associate Professor in the History of Art, Yale University

Art Historian Awarded Newberry Fellowship for Research

Dr. Wendy Castenell, assistant professor of African American art, has been awarded a Short-Term Fellowship by the Newberry Library in Chicago. The fellowship is sponsored by the Morrison Shearer Foundation to support Dr. Castenell’s research on the Chicago photographer Helen Balfour Morrison (1901-1984). Castenell will spend six weeks, during the summer of 2021, at the

When They See Us, What Do They See? Perspectives on Black Art

The Paul R. Jones Museum presents When They See Us, What Do They See?: Perspectives on Black Art, August 7 – September 25, 2020, curated by Barbara-Shae Jackson. While Tuscaloosa and The University of Alabama practice safe distancing, the museum is open by appointment only. Call (205) 345-3038 or email the director for more information. What

UA Art Historian Reveals Afro-Creole Leadership Through Art Patronage

Assistant Professor of African American art, Dr. Wendy Castenell, recently published “The Architects of Reconstruction: Alcès Family Portraits as Emblems of Afro-Creole Leadership.” She tells the story of the artistic production and patronage among “a class of assertive and vocal Afro-Creole leaders” in New Orleans who became political activists in the city after its fall

It’s Like That: Paul Jones Museum Posts Virtual Tour of Current Show

While UA operates in a limited capacity in order to stem the spread of COVID-19, the Paul R. Jones Museum is closed to the public. However, we are excited to share this short video of our current exhibition, made by Jamey Grimes. It’s Like That: Selections from the Collection of Rebecca and Jack Drake, curated

Paul R. Jones Collection Featured on ‘Spirit of Alabama’

Emily Bibb, curator and collections manager of the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art, was recently featured in WVUA 23’s Spirit of Alabama with Mike Royer. Bibb takes viewers behind the scenes in the collection to talk about the artwork and the story of the collector, Paul R. Jones, a native of Bessemer. Watch