Museum Studies

Art and Art History Interns Help Preserve Joe Minter’s African Village in America

This summer, five UA Department of Art and Art History interns spent four weeks cataloging the work of Birmingham artist Joe Minter as part of a project to document work by the artist, support the work’s preservation and make it accessible to the public. Three undergrads from historically black institutions, a Tuscaloosa native and Shelton

Art History Alumna at the National Park Service: a ‘Full Circle Moment’

UA alumna Shannon Walsh, who earned her MA in art history in 2020, is about to begin a new job with the National Park Service as the visual information specialist for the Women’s Rights National Historical Park and the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park, both in New York. Although she is breaking new ground geographically,

Art Grad Student Leads Exhibition Team at Transportation Museum

Ashlee René Thompson, an MFA candidate in painting set to graduate in May 2022, is also working on her museum studies certificate while at UA. As part of the certificate requirements, Thompson took a course in museum education and exhibits with Dr. Alexander Benitez, then director of Moundville Archaeological Park. For a semester-long project, the

Jamey Grimes Named to Faculty Post in Art & Art History and Museums

Jamey Grimes has been appointed assistant professor of art in The University of Alabama’s department of art and art history. He will begin the new position on August 16, 2021, teaching sculpture courses and a course in museum studies each year. “We are very happy to have Jamey join us in this new capacity,” said