Art History

Jones Collection Curator to Speak to Houston Museum of African American Culture

Emily Bibb, curator of the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama, will present a Zoom talk on November 17, 2020, for patrons of a new exhibition Bibb curated for the Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC). The exhibition, Selected Works from the Paul R. Jones Collection at The

UA Professor and Grad Student Co-Present Research on African American Portraiture

Dr. Wendy Castenell, assistant professor of art history, and graduate student Amber Quinn were invited to share the Zoom stage recently to talk about their related research topics in a lecture titled “Portraiture and Identity in American Art and Art History,” sponsored by Philadelphia’s University of the Arts. In their talks, the art historian and

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

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

UA Student Rediscovers Love of Art History and a 16th-Century Bronze During Internship

While many college students had last-minute changes of plans to their summer jobs or internships because of the coronavirus pandemic, Aidan Miles-Jamison not only survived, but he thrived. The rising sophomore, who double-majors in art history and piano performance, was able to hang onto his summer internship at the Berman Museum in Anniston, Alabama. On

New Forward-Thinking Student Art Group Forms

A new UA student group, Art Forward, has organized to “create a more inclusive and artistically empowered community for students at UA, members of the Tuscaloosa community, and people everywhere.” The founder and new president, sophomore Ivy Borden, said that the members of the group plan to combine art and activism “to empower individuals and

Pandemic Forces Rethinking Dreams, Rerouting Plans

The summer of 2019 found rising senior Anna Ingram chasing her dream of studying art history by applying to programs for graduate study. Ingram developed a love of Renaissance art during her undergraduate years as an art history major at UA and by her final year, knew she wanted to continue those studies post-graduation. “I

Art Historian Awarded Newberry Fellowship for Research

Dr. Wendy Castenell, assistant professor of African American art, has been awarded a Short-Term Fellowship by the Newberry Library in Chicago. The fellowship is sponsored by the Morrison Shearer Foundation to support Dr. Castenell’s research on the Chicago photographer Helen Balfour Morrison (1901-1984). Castenell will spend six weeks, during the summer of 2021, at the

When They See Us, What Do They See? Perspectives on Black Art

The Paul R. Jones Museum presents When They See Us, What Do They See?: Perspectives on Black Art, August 7 – September 25, 2020, curated by Barbara-Shae Jackson. While Tuscaloosa and The University of Alabama practice safe distancing, the museum is open by appointment only. Call (205) 345-3038 or email the director for more information. What