American art

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

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.