Faculty & Staff News

Art & Art History October Faculty Accolades 2021

Dr. Wendy Castenell published an essay about the nineteenth-century portrait “Ashur Moses Nathan and Son” by French painter Jules Lion, for the catalog for the Louisiana Purchase Auction at Neal Auction Company, New Orleans. Castenell will present a lecture about the portrait in New Orleans on November 11. In October, Castenell joined three other Tyson

UA Art History Webinars in October

Love art history?! Take your pick of upcoming October webinars involving UA art history faculty! UA American art historian Dr. Wendy Castenell will be part of the first Crystal Bridges Museum Tyson Fellows Virtual Roundtable discussing “Re-presenting and Reckoning with Early American Art,” Oct. 12. Cloisters assistant curator Julia Perratore will present the 2021 International

UA American Art Historian to Join National Scholars Virtual Roundtable

Assistant Professor Wendy Castenell will join three other Tyson Think Tank Fellowship scholars of American art for a virtual roundtable on October 12 from 5:00 to 6:15 p.m.(CT) titled “Re-presenting and Reckoning with Early American Art.” The fellows will share their research, including new findings, and new ways of approaching early American art. The panel will

North American Hand Papermakers Conference Hosted at UA

Artist Beth Sheehan, who serves as office associate in the department of art and art history, and UA Book Arts assistant professor Kyle Holland co-organized and co-hosted the North American Hand Papermakers Conference, 2021 Fluid Practices. The virtual conference on papermaking took place September 25 and 26, and featured demonstrations, group panels and individual talks

Fall Extras – Art and Art History Faculty Accolades 2021

Assistant Professor Allison Grant, department of art and art history, curated the exhibition, Lucinda Bunnen: Inward, Outward, Forward, which opened September 18, at the Atlanta Contemporary. The show will remain up through  January 9, 2022. Bunnen is known as a collector and photographer in the Southeast and a co-founder of Atlanta Contemporary in 1973. Grant’s

UA Art Historian to Speak on Early Modern Female Makers

Join Dr. Tanja L. Jones for the launch of her new edited volume Women Artists in the Early Modern Courts of Europe and a Zoom talk with Jones and fellow scholars, Friday, September 24, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. CDT (19:00 PM Central European Summer Time). With Dr. Jones will be scholars and chapter contributors Catherine

Artist, Historian, Climate Scientist and Local Environmental Activist to Speak at UA

As part of the exhibition project, Dangerous Landscapes, a panel discussion titled “An Uncertain Climate: Alabama in the Age of Climate Change” will take place on September 21, 2021, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the Camellia Room on the 2nd floor of Gorgas Library, 711 Capstone Drive, on UA campus. Face coverings must be