The spring/summer issue of The Loupe – our once-a-semester encapsulation of news and activities of the students, faculty and alumni in the UA Department of Art and Art History — is out! The cover story of this issue features a unique mural project headed up by Chair and Professor Jason Guynes for a downtown Tuscaloosa hotel.
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
As part of the A&S Program for Intensive Research (ASPIRE), Assistant Professor Allison Grant will spend the spring 2021 semester researching and building a body of environmental photography for an upcoming exhibition around the topic of climate change. ASPIRE enables assistant professors in their third year at UA to devote a semester entirely to research.
Emily Bibb, curator and collections manager of the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art, was recently featured in WVUA 23’s Spirit of Alabama with Mike Royer. Bibb takes viewers behind the scenes in the collection to talk about the artwork and the story of the collector, Paul R. Jones, a native of Bessemer. Watch
After the devastating fire at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris last year, assistant professor of art history Dr. Jennifer Feltman joined forces with a group of international art historians, scientists, and academics, “Scientifiques au service de la restauration de Notre-Dame de Paris,” to work on the restoration of the Notre Dame Cathedral. “The
The online art magazine Hyperallergic included drawing professor Pete Schulte‘s recent solo exhibition in its year-end review of significant art shows. Art critic Thomas Micchelli placed Schulte’s work in the context of some renowned company: Nancy Spero, Eva Hesse, Lucien Freud, Louise Lawler, as well as important group exhibitions at the MOMA and the Whitney
Associate Professor Pete Schulte‘s latest solo exhibition – a graphic distillation of his artist residency at the Chinati Foundation last summer – was favorably reviewed in Hyperallergic, the online arts magazine. Schulte’s drawings in graphite, along with gouache, ink and pigment, were at McKenzie Fine Art Gallery, New York, N.Y., through Dec. 21, 2019. For
Fifteen current and past faculty and alumni of the department are included in a special Bicentennial publication honoring notable Alabama artists. Alabama Creates: 200 Years of Art and Artists, published by the Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA) and the University of Alabama Press, includes current Professor Craig Wedderspoon; distinguished art alumni William Christenberry,
Media mentions of our UA Art and Art History community UA Art in the Media: November 21, 2018 New York Times – Lens blog: “Capturing the Complexities of the Modern South, in Photographs” Celestia Morgan UA Art in the Media: July 6, 2018 NCECA Blog: “Wade MacDonald–Becoming an Artist and Advice for the Future” UA