Asian art

Art & Art History Accolades – January 2021

A book chapter by Dr. Cathy Pagani, professor of art history, “Chinese Material Culture and British Perceptions of China in the Mid-nineteenth Century” originally published in Colonialism and the Object: Empire, Material Culture and the Museum, has been selected for inclusion on the forthcoming digital platform, Routledge Historical Resources: 19th Century Empire. Dr. Jennifer Feltman, assistant professor of art history,

Women in Asian Art History is Focus of AWARE Webinar

On December 10, 2020, Dr. Doris Sung gave a webinar titled “Why Have There Been No Great Chinese Women Artists?” addressing issues surrounding the lack of visibility of women artists, feminist and gender-related themes in Chinese modern and contemporary art. Dr. Sung gave a brief overview of gender roles in premodern China and focus on

Art & Art History Accolades – November 2020

Daniel White, director of the Paul R. Jones Museum and The University of Alabama Gallery, has published an essay, “The Process: Persistent Uncertainty,” in the artist monograph, Threads and Layers: Sara Garden Armstrong, published by the artist. The book also includes essays by director emerita of the Birmingham Museum of Art Gail C. Andrews, architect

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 & Art History Accolades – September 2020

Dr. Mina Kim, assistant professor of art history, published “Debating Wang Meng’s (1308-1385) Undated Handscroll: The Continuous Dialogue between Images and Texts in China,” in Misulsahak yŏn’gu (Korean Journal of Art History) 305 in March 2020. Wade MacDonald, assistant professor of art, had an artwork juried into the 28th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National, for

Art & Art History Accolades – Summer 2020

Bryce Speed, associate professor of art, has a solo exhibition, “The Space Between,” at the Cole Pratt Gallery in New Orleans, La., through September 19, 2020. Wade MacDonald, assistant professor of art, had a two-person exhibition, ETERNAL: Wade MacDonald and Jason Hackett March 26 – September 5, Shockoe Artspace, Richmond, Va. MacDonald had an artwork

Art Historians Awarded First Kress Foundation Grant for UA

Associate professor of art history Dr. Tanja Jones and assistant professor of art history Dr. Doris Sung were awarded a Digital Art History Grant by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the first awarded at UA. The award, for the 2020-2022 academic years, will support development of the on-line digital project Global Makers: Women Artists in

Art History Students Re-Imagine Ukiyo-e Prints in Current Culture

Students in Dr. Doris Sung’s Art of Japan course this spring conducted in-depth research on the original Ukiyo-e prints housed in the Permanent Collection of the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art. The Ukiyo-e (“picture of the floating world”) woodblock print is a unique Japanese art form popularized during the Edo period (1615-1868), a time when

Art and Art History Hosts Visiting Scholar from China

From August 2019 to February 2020, the department was host to a visiting scholar, Professor Yang Zeyu. Professor Yang is a senior lecturer at the Department of Chinese Painting at the School of Art of the Qingdao Agricultural University, which fully funded his fellowship. He has been conducting research under the supervision of Dr. Doris