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Art Historian Leads New Diversity Group at Nineteenth-Century Studies Association

Dr. Wendy Castenell, assistant professor of art history, was re-elected for a second three-year term to the Board of Directors of the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association (NCSA). At the NCSA conference, she co-chaired a roundtable on “Race and Pedagogy” and served as a panelist on the roundtable, “Identity, Diversity, and the Academy,” organized by NCSA’s new

UA Ceramics Professor to Exhibit at Auburn

Assistant Professor Wade MacDonald has a solo exhibition opening at the Biggin Gallery at Auburn University on April 26, 2021. The exhibition features a new series of six mixed-media wall pieces and a series of six mixed-media sculptures; a wall mural with integrated sculptural ceramic components; additional works from 2017-present; and a wall work comprised

UA Professor’s Work Juried into National Print Exhibition

Associate Professor of Art Sarah Marshall‘s new fabric work, Past Crimes, was juried into the 27th Parkside National Print Exhibition, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, by juror John Hitchcock, professor of art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Marshall is interested in how everyday experiences are constructed and recorded in the human mind. Her work explores the links

$110,000 in Art & Art History Scholarships Awarded on Honors Day

The UA Department of Art and Art History is proud to announce our scholarship award recipients for the upcoming academic year, 2021-2022. Graduates, undergraduates and incoming freshmen in studio art and art history were awarded a total of $110,000 in scholarships, thanks to our generous donors. Our Scholarship Recipients The William Garnet Anderson Endowed Scholarship

Graduate Student Awarded Best of Show in Juried Exhibition

Zoe Fitch’s paintings, Domestic Female on View and Extension of Her Hand, were accepted in the international juried exhibition, Non-Traditional, at The In Art Gallery. Fitch’s painting Domestic Female on View won Best of Show, selected by juror Jessica Lynn Hunt. The online exhibition will be up from now through May 5, 2021. Fitch’s Master of

Student Art Historians Present Research at URCA 2021 Conference

UA student art historians presented research at The University of Alabama’s 14th annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference (URCA) at the Paul W. Bryant Conference Center in Tuscaloosa on March 31, 2021. This year’s participants had an option to present in person or via video. Junior Aidan Miles-Jamison, who double-majors in art history and

BFA Seniors Take Next Step to Graduation

The University of Alabama’s department of art and art history is proud to present the 2021 Senior BFA Thesis Exhibition, April 14-20, in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery. In this exhibition, seven seniors present their final thesis work in order to fulfill the requirements of the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. The BFA is the professional

Curators of Plantation Sites Discuss Interpreting Enslavement

The public is invited to a panel discussion, “Interpreting Enslavement at Historic Sites,” Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at 6:00 p.m., central time (US and Canada). The discussion will take place via Zoom and is free and open to all but limited to the first 100 registrants. UPDATE: a video of the talk is now available: