Faculty & Staff News

Instructors and Grad Students Exhibit Together

The UA Department of Art and Art History invites you to view artworks by our instructors and second-year graduate students now in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery in Woods Hall. The exhibition will be up through Thursday, September 17. Instructors in the exhibition are April Bachtel, Barbara Lee Black, Wade Folger MacDonald, Amy Pirkle, Charlotte Wegrzynowski,

Wegrzynowski to Exhibit Apocryphal Paintings

Apocrypha, an exhibit of works in oil by artist and UA instructor Tom Wegrzynowski, will be the featured display at the Arts Council Gallery in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center Sept. 4-25, 2015. A reception honoring the artist will take place on Sept. 4 from 5-8 p.m. during First Friday. Wegrzynowski will give a talk

Arts Technicians to Attend Inaugural Conference at Duke University

UA Department of Art and Art History Arts Technician Senior Patrick O’Sullivan and Assistant Arts Technician Mike Eddins will be attending the first annual Student Shop Managers Conference hosted by the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University in Durham, N. C., in July. The goal of the conference is to provide a professional forum that will

UA Art Faculty Artwork Acquired for Paul R. Jones Collection

A pencil and organic ink work by William Dooley, associate professor of art and director of UA’s Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, has been added to the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art. Dooley’s artwork will be included in the exhibition, “Lately: Recent Acquisitions to the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art,” on display through August

UA Art Chair Marched in First Selma-to-Montgomery Marches

Tuscaloosa. — In the early days of the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama, when many establishment whites supported only token or incremental changes toward equal rights for African Americans, there were a few who took real risks to support the cause. At The University of Alabama, Dr. Theodore Klitzke, art department chair from 1959 to 1968, was a progressive risk

Ceramics Professor Exhibits in Slovenia

In February 2015, Matt Mitros had a work juried into the III International Ceramic Triennial Unicum at the National Museum in Ljubljana, Slovenia, where it was also purchased by the museum. His Rubble Trouble Mug won Best in Show in the new juried exhibition MUG Shots at the LUX Center, Lincoln, Nebraska, and another piece was juried into the 7th Annual Beyond The Brickyard

ARH 373 Students Discover Small Treasures

In March, UA’s faculty-staff publication Dialog featured Assistant Professor of Art History Dr. Tanja Jones and her Their course project description is here: http://smalltreasures.as.ua.edu/ Tanja Jones recently published “Ludovico Gonzaga and Pisanello: A Visual Campaign, Political Legitimacy, and Crusader Ideology,” in Civilta mantovana. Forthcoming is “Crusader Ideology: Pisanello’s Medals in the Guantieri Chapel in Verona,” in

Rachel Stephens Receives Educator of the Year Award

In November, for her efforts to teach students about the importance of nineteenth-century architecture. The society’s president, Ian Crawford, recognized Dr. Stephens for her work educating students about the history of architecture both in Tuscaloosa and the state of Alabama. In 2014 she organized field trips to historic structures, led research projects about local architecture and