Art History

Art History Professor Appointed to Cathedral Restoration Group

Assistant Professor Dr. Jennifer Feltman has had a busy couple of months. In January she presented her paper, “The Afflicted Body and the Aesthetic of Wholeness in Gothic Sculpture,” at the virtual 14th Annual Imago Conference, University of Haifa, Israel. In addition to organizing UA’s 26th Annual Graduate Student Symposium, which entailed duties from inviting the respected medievalist

UA Professor Publishes Research on Chinese Art Educator

Dr. Mina Kim, assistant professor of art history, foundations, published the article “Reinscribing Tradition in Twentieth-century China: A Biographical Sketch of Pan Tianshou (1897-1971).” in the journal Asian Culture 44 (pp. 25-45), in December 2020.  The Chinese painter and art educator she wrote about, Pan Tianshou, was known for promoting Chinese traditional painting in education

UA Art Historians Host National Graduate Student Symposium

Graduate students from colleges and universities around the United States will participate in the 26th Annual Graduate Student Symposium, via Zoom, February 26, 2021. Students from the University of Chicago, Florida State University, University of Georgia, University of Houston, and Tulane University, as well as the hosting schools, The University of Alabama and the University

26th Annual Graduate Symposium in Art History

The University of Alabama and UAB Joint Program for the MA in Art History 26th Annual Graduate Symposium in Art History Friday, February 26, 2021 Online via Zoom (All times CST) This page details the schedule for the symposium. Welcome Lucy Curzon, Graduate Program Director and Associate Professor, University of Alabama 9:30-9:50 AM 9:50-10:00 AM

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

UA Artists and Historians Commune for Online Arts Conference

The University of Alabama department of art and art history was well-represented at this year’s SECAC, held online because of COVID-19 and hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts. SECAC (the Southeastern College Art Conference) is the annual meeting of one of the largest academic art organizations in the country. Research papers by

Museum Staff Highlights Collector’s Vision Throughout Pandemic

Despite restrictions due to safety precautions around COVID-19, the staff of the Paul R. Jones Museum is going full steam ahead with exhibitions and events focused around the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama. Daniel White, director of the museum, and Emily Bibb, curator of the collection, have put

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