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Ceramics Professor Pushes New Materials into Traditional Clay

A new international exhibition, Clay+, proposed and juried by Assistant Professor Wade MacDonald, opens on August 6 at the Clay Center of New Orleans. The show will run from August 6 through September 18, 2021. Clay+ features fourteen ceramicists selected by MacDonald who use clay in conjunction with other materials in their respective practices. Although

Paul R. Jones Museum Curates New Assemblage, Collage Exhibit

The Paul R. Jones Museum is excited to announce the opening exhibition of the fall season, Constructed Complexity: Assemblage and Collage in the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art. Works by artists Amalia Amaki, Benny Andrews, Joy Ballard-Peters, Hans Bhalla, Allan L. Edmunds, Selma Glass, Sam Gilliam, John T. Riddle Jr., and Molly Brooke

Photo Alum Wins Gay Burke Fellowship, Presents Solo Show

Alumna Joi West will present a solo exhibition at Paperworkers Local in Birmingham featuring works from their ongoing Southern Faces Project. They began the long-term project in 2012 to document the LGBTQIA+ community in Alabama. Joi West’s Southern Faces Project is supported with grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National

Grad Student Juried Into International Graphic Triennial in Germany

Graduate student Shivam Pawar had two prints accepted to the 19th International Graphic Triennial in the Stadtsaal, Frechen, Germany. Pawar’s etching, The Three Porters, (air-brush aquatint, soft ground and chine collé on hahnemühle); and a woodcut titled New Currency 2020 will be exhibited from August 1-22, 2021. Out of almost 500 applications from around the

Spring/Summer Loupe Features Murals, Music and More

The spring/summer issue of The Loupe – our once-a-semester encapsulation of news and activities of the students, faculty and alumni in the UA Department of Art and Art History — is out! The cover story of this issue features a unique mural project headed up by Chair and Professor Jason Guynes for a downtown Tuscaloosa hotel.

Oh the Places You’ll Go! Where UA Art & Art History Grads Are Headed This Fall

UA art and art history students have been accepted to prestigious programs around the world: Sommer Hallquist (BA 2018): PhD program in the history of art, Trinity Hall, Cambridge University Serena D’Alessandro (BA 2019): MA program in the history and criticism of art, Florida State University Arielle Gray (BA 2019, major: studio art, minor: art

UA Artist Explores Black Father-Son Relationships

The newest installment of Celestia Morgan’s Dear Black Son (DBS) portrait project has been posted to a billboard towering over a busy freeway in downtown Birmingham, Alabama’s Southside neighborhood. Morgan’s monumental work, which displays the bold letters, “COME HOME SAFELY,” and bears the hashtag #dearblacksonproject, appears over the Red Mountain Expressway, officially known as the