African American art

Acclaimed Atlanta Artist To Speak at UA

Artist and educator Larry Walker will offer a presentation on his six decades of artwork and experiences in the art  world as part of the Paul R. Jones Lecture Series, Tuesday, February 26, 2019, in the AIME Building on UA campus.  Walker’s art has been featured in over 200 exhibitions, including a two-part retrospective – Larry Walker: The

UA Art History Professor Presents Research in England

Dr. Wendy Castenell traveled to the United Kingdom to present her paper, “Mutable Identities: The Performance of ‘Whiteness’ in a Colonial Louisiana Portrait” at Durham University’s Portraiture Conference in July. The conference was sponsored by the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture. Castenell noted, “It’s a rare opportunity to be able to present my research

UA Grad Students Present Research at Conferences

UA Graduate students in art history Allison Springer and Kelby Cox both presented research papers at the Nineteenth Century Studies conference in Charleston, SC, and the Southern Studies conference at Auburn University at Montgomery, AL, in February 2017. The students were each awarded travel funding from The University of Alabama’s Graduate School in order to attend.

Lucy Curzon Introduces Schoolchildren to Art in the Paul Jones Collection

In October 2014, Lucy Curzon, director of education and outreach for the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at UA, spoke to students from Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary and Westlawn Middle schools at the Paul Jones Gallery in Tuscaloosa as part of the gallery’s inaugural K-12 Fellows program. After a ribbon-cutting by College of Arts

Art Lessons

This article is reprinted from the Fall 2013 issue of The University of Alabama’s Undergraduate Research magazine.  The Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art provides UA students with a wealth of learning opportunities, both scholarly and creative. By Terri Robertson When you consider the term art history, what comes to mind? Perhaps you envision a darkened classroom