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Galleries Welcome Visitors with New Exhibitions in West Alabama

Art Roundup from the UA Dept. of Art and Art History: today is Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Thanks to Amber Quinn for our featured image. The Dinah Washington Cultural Art Center galleries, and several more are open now featuring new exhibitions. Visitors with masks and safe distancing are welcome to come see what’s on show!

Fragmented and Forgotten: Amber Quinn Master of Arts Thesis Exhibition

The University of Alabama’s Department of Art and Art History is proud to announce Fragmented and Forgotten, the master of arts thesis exhibition of Amber Quinn. Quinn’s exhibition, originally scheduled for April, will be held July 8-24, 2020, in The Arts Council Gallery at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center in Tuscaloosa. The gallery is

Professor and Alumna Juried into National Exhibition

Recent MFA graduate Nasrin Iravani and Assistant Professor Wade MacDonald had work accepted into The Clay Studio National 2020, an annual juried exhibition at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, Penn. The exhibition runs July 10 through August 9, 2020 and the gallery will allow visitors with certain restrictions for safely viewing the artwork. “The Clay

UA Art Historian Reveals Afro-Creole Leadership Through Art Patronage

Assistant Professor of African American art, Dr. Wendy Castenell, recently published “The Architects of Reconstruction: Alcès Family Portraits as Emblems of Afro-Creole Leadership.” She tells the story of the artistic production and patronage among “a class of assertive and vocal Afro-Creole leaders” in New Orleans who became political activists in the city after its fall

Art History Student Wins Honors, Defends Thesis on Zoom

In the thick of the quarantine, grad student Faith Barringer defended her master of arts thesis in art history on Zoom. Barringer’s faculty committee, made up of UA professors of art history Drs. Tanja Jones (chair), Lucy Curzon, Rachel Stephens, Doris Sung and UAB art historian Dr. Heather McPherson, interrogated her about her thesis research

West Alabama Art Galleries and Museums Beginning to Open

Art Roundup from the UA Dept. of Art and Art History: today is Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Three new online exhibitions open — and, below that long list, we have started a list of galleries and museums which are open to the public, all with safe practices. Check them out! The Art Roundup is up

UA Printmaking Alumna Makes an Impression

UA alumna Francesca Baldarelli’s academic and real-world printing experience has served her well. Two years ago, just out of graduate school at UA in printmaking, Baldarelli (MFA 2018) landed a job as a press assistant and quality control catcher at JnJ Apparel, a T-shirt printing company in Northport, Ala., which has hired several of UA’s