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Begin Your Holidays with Art in West Alabama!

Art Roundup from the UA Dept. of Art and Art History: today is Wednesday, December 2, 2020. And the holidays start HERE with four big days of art in West Alabama. 8 X 8, Art Night, First Friday, and 5th St. Vintage will all be safely masked and socially distanced. Thanks to Ruth O’Connor for

Black Belt Artist Project Showcases Artist Video Interviews

This Friday, December 4, 2020, photography students in Professor Chris Jordan’s class will present an exhibition and book release at The University of Alabama Gallery in Tuscaloosa’s Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, including video interviews of Black Belt artists done by the students. If you can’t wait for that and want a preview, check out

ANGLE/EDGE/PLANE: The Sculpture of Ronald Bladen

The Sarah Moody Gallery of Art is excited to present ANGLE/EDGE/PLANE: The Sculpture of Ronald Bladen, which will open January 13 and run through March 5, 2021. Models and drawings by the Canadian American sculptor Ronald Bladen (1918-1988) will fill the Sarah Moody Gallery with rhythm and power for this exhibition.  Each of these models

In New Surrealist Exhibit, Alumna’s Art Hangs with Picasso, Dali, Miro

It might seem surreal to have your artwork in the company of works by Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali, but UA art alumna Janice Hathaway has created surrealist art since she lived in Tuscaloosa in the mid-1970s, so the dreamlike and bizarre are part of her everyday life. The exhibition, Janice Hathaway Surrealist Works, is

Art & Art History Accolades – November 2020

Daniel White, director of the Paul R. Jones Museum and The University of Alabama Gallery, has published an essay, “The Process: Persistent Uncertainty,” in the artist monograph, Threads and Layers: Sara Garden Armstrong, published by the artist. The book also includes essays by director emerita of the Birmingham Museum of Art Gail C. Andrews, architect

BFA Alumni in Ceramics Accepted to Master’s Programs

The department of art and art history recently got news of four recent BFA alumni in ceramics who are currently completing upper-level programs around the United States.  Richard Oliver Reed (BFA 2018) is an MFA candidate in ceramics at Illinois State University. Reed completed a post-baccalaureate degree in ceramics at the Indiana University Southeast. His

Graduate Students Present Art History, Museum Studies Capstone Projects

Graduate students in art history and museum studies Kathryn Bornhoft, Shannon Walsh, and Meghan Johnson all successfully presented and passed their MA Capstone Projects in November. The students, who presented on Zoom to their faculty committee and fellow students, are all working toward the master of arts degree in art history in “Track 2” of

Jones Collection Curator to Speak to Houston Museum of African American Culture

Emily Bibb, curator of the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama, will present a Zoom talk on November 17, 2020, for patrons of a new exhibition Bibb curated for the Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC). The exhibition, Selected Works from the Paul R. Jones Collection at The