New Loupe Fall/Winter 2021 is Here!

The fall/winter issue of The Loupe — our once-a-semester encapsulation of news and activities in the UA Department of Art and Art History — is here! Our cover story features Dr. Jennifer Feltman in her work on an international committee formed to advise on the restoration of Notre Dame in Paris. Here are more stories: Art

Drawing Professor’s NYC Solo Show Reviewed in Hyperallergic

Associate Professor Pete Schulte’s solo exhibition, The Train and the River, at McKenzie Fine Art in New York, N.Y., was favorably reviewed in Hyperallergic by the prominent art critic and poet John Yau, December 8, 2021. In Yau’s essay, “Pete Schulte’s Magical Abstract Drawings,” he describes his experience discovering Schulte’s new works and writes, “Schulte

Birmingham Gallery Hosts Alumna’s Solo Exhibition

Birmingham’s artist cooperative, Ground Floor Contemporary, will host a solo exhibition, Whistle a Map, by UA art alumna Anne Herbert December 2-18, 2021. A reception for the artist will be Thursday, December 2, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Herbert will give an artist talk in the gallery Saturday, December 11, at 2:00 p.m. Along with group exhibitions by

Longtime Art Historian and Associate Dean to Retire

Catherine Pagani, professor of art history and recent associate dean of the UA Graduate School will retire December 31, 2021, after 28 and a half years at UA. Pagani started out in the department of art and art history, where she served seven years as chair and is now professor of art history. She served

Cloisters Curator Presents Career Workshop

In October, The Met Cloisters assistant curator Julia Perratore presented the 2021 International Center of Medieval Art Forsyth Lecture, “Representing Medieval Spain at The Met Cloisters,” virtually, from the UA department of art and art history. Perratore’s lecture was locally organized by Dr. Jennifer Feltman and hosted in her Garland Hall office. After her lecture, Dr.

Alumna Interviewed by New York Jewelry Week Blog

BFA 2015 alumna Ali Hval was interviewed for Future Heirloom on the New York City Jewelry Week blog about her recent solo show, Cosmetic Justice, at North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City, Iowa (September 1 – October 15, 2021). An interdisciplinary artist who lives and works in Iowa City, Hval’s work combines painting, fabric,

Art & Art History November Faculty Accolades 2021

Dr. Doris Sung, assistant professor of art history, has been appointed to the International Committee of College Art Association (CAA) for a three-year term. The International Committee seeks to foster an international community of artists, designers, scholars, and critics within CAA; to provide forums in which to exchange ideas and make connections; to encourage engagement with the international

UA Sculptor Hopes Work Will Encourage Peace, Mindfulness

Graduate student in sculpture Molly Lay has been awarded a Small Grant by The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa for a Fellowship Project. Lay proposed to create a cast bronze public sculpture on the Riverwalk along the Black Warrior River in Tuscaloosa. The work will be of a pair of human feet placed together, with a

Alumna Named Interim Director of Sewing Skills Non-Profit

Viola Moten Ratcliffe (BA 2008, art history) has been named the 2022 interim director of Bib & Tucker Sew-Op in Birmingham, Ala., a nonprofit organization that teaches sewing and related skills and provides economic opportunities for participants. Ratcliffe previously served as its program manager. Bib & Tucker Sew-Op has been featured in Southern Living and