Contemporary & Modern

UA Art & Art History Outstanding Students Named for 2021-22

The UA Department of Art and Art History is proud to announce the four recipients of our Outstanding Student Awards for academic year 2021-2022, awarded “in recognition of exemplary dedication and commitment to academic achievement,” during Honors Day ceremonies on April 8, 2022. These awards are the department’s most prestigious of the year, given only

UA Alumna in National Cathedral Performance Art Celebrating Women’s Suffrage

In March, UA art history alumna Corey Dzenko (MA 2007) was part of a performance of social practice artist Sheryl Oring’s ongoing project “I Wish to Say,” held in the Washington National Cathedral. Dzenko is an associate professor of art history in the department of art and design at Monmouth University in West Long Branch,

Graduate Students Present Art History, Museum Studies Capstone Projects

Graduate students in art history and museum studies Kathryn Bornhoft, Shannon Walsh, and Meghan Johnson all successfully presented and passed their MA Capstone Projects in November. The students, who presented on Zoom to their faculty committee and fellow students, are all working toward the master of arts degree in art history in “Track 2” of

UA Art Historian Named to International Editorial Board

Dr. Lucy Curzon has been invited to serve on the Mass Observation Critical Series Editorial Board by Bloomsbury Academic Publishing. Dr. Curzon was selected for this role because of her award-winning monograph, Mass Observation and Visual Culture: Depicting Everyday Lives in Britain (Routledge, 2017). She will join scholars from Canada, the United States and the

Art Historian Publishes on Visualizing Queer Kinship

Dr. Lucy Curzon, associate professor of art history, published an article on contemporary photography and queer kinship, titled “MaPa Del: Visualizing Queer Kinship,” in the 2020 issue of the journal, Adoption & Culture (Vol. 8, No. 1, 2020), published by Ohio State University Press. Curzon was also guest editor for the issue (titled Visual Adoptions),

Catherine Zuromskis to Keynote Art History Symposium at UA

Tuscaloosa. – Dr. Catherine Zuromskis, associate professor of fine art at RIT, will present the keynote address at the 24th Annual Graduate Student Symposium in Art History at UA on March 1, 2019. Zuromskis’ talk at 4:15 p.m. is titled, “Feeling History: Evidence, Affect, and the Visual Culture of the Kennedy Assassination.” The symposium, a shared production of the departments of

Lucy Curzon Named A&S Leadership Board Faculty Fellow

Dr. Lucy Curzon, associate professor of art history, was named to a three-year term as a College of Arts and Sciences Leadership Board Faculty Fellow. The Leadership Board of the College of Arts and Sciences recognizes its most promising or most accomplished teacher/scholars, individuals early in their careers who demonstrate exceptional promise or faculty members

Art History Professor Wins Book Award

Associate Professor of Art History Lucy Curzon’s new book, Mass-Observation and Visual Culture: Depicting Everyday Lives in Britain, has been awarded the  The prize committee found Curzon’s book, published by Routledge in 2017, “theoretically sophisticated and convincingly argued, a timely and important volume on the anthropological research group Mass-Observation and its attitudes towards visual culture.” It