American art

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

Professor and Student Present Research on Slavery at UA

A UA professor and a junior art history major have teamed up to break ground on the history of slavery at The University of Alabama.  UPDATE: In April 2018, Nadia DelMedico received the Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award from President Bell during ceremonies April 4 on UA campus. DelMedico received the award as the result

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.

Art History Graduate Achieves Long-term Goal

Allison Springer is following a path she set for herself when she received degrees in apparel and textile design and marketing at UA ten years ago.   After Springer received the MS in marketing in 2006, she moved to New York City to work in fashion. For the next five years, Springer worked in the creative

Student Researches Slave Architecture on UA Campus

Junior art history major Nadia DelMedico presented her original research into extant slave dwellings on the antebellum UA campus at the new undergraduate poster session during the 22nd Annual Graduate Student Symposium in Art History, at UA’s Bryant Conference Center in March, and at the recent URCA conference. DelMedico and Sommer Hallquist were awarded Harrison Prizes for Excellence

UA Students Give Rare Tour of Historic Home

Sunday, April 30, UA art history students will give special public tours of Lyon Hall, a historic Greek Revival home in Demopolis, Alabama. Talks on the historic architecture, art and decorative arts in the home will begin at 2:00 pm and occur every twenty minutes until 5:00 pm. Under the direction of UA assistant professor Dr. Rachel

Rachel Stephens Receives Educator of the Year Award

In November, Rachel Stephens received one of two “Educator of the Year” awards from the Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society, for her efforts to teach students about the importance of nineteenth-century architecture. The society’s president, Ian Crawford, recognized Dr. Stephens for her work educating students about the history of architecture both in Tuscaloosa and the state of