Faculty & Staff News

Photography Professor’s Joint Arts, Humanities Project on Climate Change Wins Grant

Assistant Professor Allison Grant is part of a joint project awarded funding support by the Collaborative Arts Research Initiative (CARI), Alabama Life Research Institute, and Office of Research and Economic Development. The project’s review panel called the collaborative work “both timely and significant.” The project, titled “Dangerous Landscapes: Legacies of Nineteenth-Century Progress in the Age

UA Ceramics Professor’s Work in Two-Person, Juried Exhibitions

Wade MacDonald, assistant professor of art in ceramics, was invited to have a two-person exhibition, ETERNAL: Wade MacDonald and Jason Hackett, March 26 – September 5, 2020, at Shockoe Artspace in Richmond, Virginia. According to gallery director Ryan Lauterio, MacDonald’s works bring the viewer into “a merged space of architecture and vessel-ness with flickers of

UA Instructor’s Sculpture Installed at Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

Instructor and alumnus Jamey Grimes’ sculpture, Taraxacum, has been installed in the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts John and Joyce Caddell Sculpture Garden. UPDATE: Creative Conversations: Whimsy in the Garden with Jamey Grimes happens Wednesday, September 16, 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. CDT on the MMFA’s Facebook page. The event is free and registration is not required,

UA Museum, Galleries Present Exhibitions Online

Paul R. Jones Museum and UA Gallery exhibitions Online exhibition – Sara Garden Armstrong: Threads and Layers, Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center Flickr.com | Facebook.com Online preview – When They See Us, What Do They See?: Perspectives on Black Art Paul R. Jones Museum Online preview – CONVERGENCE: UA Studio Art Faculty, UA Gallery Flickr.com | Facebook.com

Celestia Morgan Named Postdoctoral Research Associate in the College of Arts and Sciences

UA art instructor and alumna Celestia Morgan has been named one of two postdoctoral research associates in the College of Arts and Sciences for the 2020-2021 academic year. Morgan’s appointment will be in the department of art and art history, where she will develop her ongoing studio research into racial zoning practices and interact regularly

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

Art Historians Awarded First Kress Foundation Grant for UA

Associate professor of art history Dr. Tanja Jones and assistant professor of art history Dr. Doris Sung were awarded a Digital Art History Grant by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the first awarded at UA. The award, for the 2020-2022 academic years, will support development of the on-line digital project Global Makers: Women Artists in

Art Faculty and Staff Identify Key Ingredients in Learning: Community, Connection

In March, when UA had to impose social distancing to protect students, faculty and staff from the coronavirus, changes to teaching methods and learning experiences across campus were often abrupt and even disorienting. When teaching involved hands-on demonstrations or in-class practice, as it does in art and art history, painters, ceramicists, printmakers, as well as

Art Historian Publishes on Visualizing Queer Kinship

Dr. Lucy Curzon, associate professor of art history, published an article on contemporary photography and queer kinship, titled “MaPa Del: Visualizing Queer Kinship,” in the 2020 issue of the journal, Adoption & Culture (Vol. 8, No. 1, 2020), published by Ohio State University Press. Curzon was also guest editor for the issue (titled Visual Adoptions),