American art

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 on race and representation in Gothic art Jacqueline E. Jung Associate Professor in the History of Art, Yale

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

UA Art Historian Awarded Top Fellowship

Dr. Rachel Stephens, associate professor of American art at UA, has been appointed an Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. The two-month, highly competitive fellowship is one of the top awards in the field of

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

UA Professor Speaks on Confederate Artists and Imagery of the “Loyal Slave”

Associate Professor Rachel Stephens presents a talk, “Loyal Artists, Loyal Slaves: Confederate Artists in Civil War Richmond,” at Virginia Humanities in Charlottesville on January 21, 2020. In the years leading up to the Civil War, several Richmond, Va., artists, Dr. Stephens asserts, “were creating work in conversation with each other, creating a visual plantation ideal

Research at UA Wins Over Art History Student

“UA has some of the best research opportunities for undergraduates,” Nadia DelMedico declared confidently in a recent interview. And she should know. DelMedico is a graduate student in art history at UA now, and research, particularly computer-based, has been her guiding light since high school. Research was the reason she came to UA. Before she

UA Professor’s Book Spotlights Andrew Jackson’s Portraits

When President Trump hung a portrait of President Andrew Jackson in a prominent spot in the Oval Office, in hopes that Americans would associate Trump with the controversial president who fought for the “common man,” it helped put Jackson back in the public discourse. Jackson – unusually for his day – carefully crafted his public

Senior Art History Major Receives Randall Research Award

Senior art history major Nadia DelMedico received the Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award from President Bell during ceremonies April 4, 2018, on UA campus. DelMedico received the award as the result of her work, mentored by Dr. Rachel Stephens, on the history of slavery on the UA campus.  In the spring of 2017, DelMedico, who

Art History Scholar to Talk on 1930s Cartoon

UPDATE! Professor Gregory Clark’s lecture is Thursday, January 25, at 5:00 p.m. in 205 Smith Hall. Tuscaloosa.–Professor of art history Gregory Clark will give a public lecture on Thursday, January 25, at 5:00 p.m. in 205 Smith Hall on UA campus. Dr. Clark will present a highly engaging and multimedia presentation, “Max and Dave Fleischer’s