Faculty & Staff News

Black Belt Artist Project Showcases Artist Video Interviews

This Friday, December 4, 2020, photography students in Professor Chris Jordan’s class will present an exhibition and book release at The University of Alabama Gallery in Tuscaloosa’s Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, including video interviews of Black Belt artists done by the students. If you can’t wait for that and want a preview, check out

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

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 Gallery Announces Black Belt Artist Project Exhibition

The University of Alabama department of art and art history is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition, Black Belt Artist Project–Photography Students of the Department of Art and Art History, Friday, December 4, 2020, at The University of Alabama Gallery, Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center. The public is invited to a “socially-distant” First

Daniel White Exhibits Portraits at Kentuck

Daniel White, director of the Paul R. Jones Museum and The University of Alabama Gallery, usually oversees the exhibitions of other artists. Now, White is part of a two-person show that includes his own artwork at the Kentuck Art Center’s Museum Gallery on Main Avenue in Northport, Alabama. The exhibition, titled Face to Face, is

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

Graphic Design Professor Awarded Bronze in International Competition

Assistant Professor Jonathan Cumberland designed two posters that were juried into the 2020 Ecuador Poster Bienal. One of the most competitive international graphic design poster competitions, a jury headlined by AIGA medalist Stefan Sagmeister selected from more than 11,000 entries from around the world. Cumberland’s poster, titled Architectural Transformation, received a bronze award. The main

Art & Art History Accolades – October 2020

Chris Jordan, associate professor of art, had a cyanotype print, Rhythm Changes, selected for the Francis Thompson Selects exhibition at the Atlanta Photography Group Gallery, Atlanta, Ga., October 17- November 28, 2020.  Jordan’s artwork False Dawn, part of his portfolio of images, Tales of the Observer, was chosen by juror Aline Smithson for the 2020

UA Forges Sculptures, Raises Funds for Children’s of Alabama

University of Alabama alumni Jonathan Lanier and Ringo Lisko are the latest UA sculptors to forge creations for Nucor Steel’s annual Children’s Charity Classic, a fundraiser for Children’s of Alabama hospital. For this year’s auction, they both depicted whimsical scenes from nature that belie the solid, impenetrable medium: a giant, crawling caterpillar and children in