Faculty & Staff News

UA Professor’s Photos Acquired by High Museum of Art

As the result of an award for her work, five photographs by Assistant Professor Allison Grant have been acquired by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, for their permanent collection. Grant won the Portfolio 2020 Purchase Award from the Atlanta Photography Group (APG) and APG purchased Grant’s work and donated it to the High Museum.

Art Historians Present at International Asian Conference

UA Asian art historians presented their research at the AAS 2021 VIRTUAL Annual Conference (Association for Asian Studies) in March. Dr. Mina Kim presented, “Empathy and Connection: Visualization of Traumatic War and Inter-Korean Relations,” focusing in part on the artist Ham Kyungah. Dr. Doris Sung organized and chaired the panel “Women Writing Art: Feminist Approaches

Art Historian Leads New Diversity Group at Nineteenth-Century Studies Association

Dr. Wendy Castenell, assistant professor of art history, was re-elected for a second three-year term to the Board of Directors of the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association (NCSA). At the NCSA conference, she co-chaired a roundtable on “Race and Pedagogy” and served as a panelist on the roundtable, “Identity, Diversity, and the Academy,” organized by NCSA’s new

UA Ceramics Professor to Exhibit at Auburn

Assistant Professor Wade MacDonald has a solo exhibition opening at the Biggin Gallery at Auburn University on April 26, 2021. The exhibition features a new series of six mixed-media wall pieces and a series of six mixed-media sculptures; a wall mural with integrated sculptural ceramic components; additional works from 2017-present; and a wall work comprised

UA Professor’s Work Juried into National Print Exhibition

Associate Professor of Art Sarah Marshall‘s new fabric work, Past Crimes, was juried into the 27th Parkside National Print Exhibition, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, by juror John Hitchcock, professor of art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Marshall is interested in how everyday experiences are constructed and recorded in the human mind. Her work explores the links

Curators of Plantation Sites Discuss Interpreting Enslavement

The public is invited to a panel discussion, “Interpreting Enslavement at Historic Sites,” Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at 6:00 p.m., central time (US and Canada). The discussion will take place via Zoom and is free and open to all but limited to the first 100 registrants. UPDATE: a video of the talk is now available:

Digital Humanities Seminar on the Usage of Getty Vocabularies

Jonathan Ward, Senior Editor of the Getty Vocabulary Program, will present “The Getty Vocabularies: Access to Art History and Visual Culture Studies Through Multilingual Thesauri,” virtually on Wed., March 31, 2021, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm (CDT) The presentation will introduce the Getty Vocabularies, a group of structured thesauri used by institutions and catalogers across

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

Sound Artist’s Visual Work Selected for National Exhibitions

Works from “A Work of Art for Every Entry in Index—Subjects—Library of Congress” by Holland Hopson have been juried into Art Now America: National Juried Exhibition in Slocumb Galleries of East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, juried by Mike Calway-Fagen; and selected for Reality Shift, a Mid-America College Art Association (MACAA) online exhibition curated