Student News

CALL FOR PAPERS: 26th Annual Art History Symposium

The University of Alabama and the University of Alabama, Birmingham Joint Program for the MA in Art History announces The 26th Annual Graduate Student Symposium in Art History Hosted virtually by The University of Alabama Keynote address on race and representation in Gothic art Jacqueline E. Jung Associate Professor in the History of Art, Yale

UA Student Rediscovers Love of Art History and a 16th-Century Bronze During Internship

While many college students had last-minute changes of plans to their summer jobs or internships because of the coronavirus pandemic, Aiden Miles-Jamison not only survived, but he thrived. The rising sophomore, who double-majors in art history and piano performance, was able to hang onto his summer internship at the Berman Museum in Anniston, Alabama. On

Black Belt Artists Celebrated in Book, Exhibition by UA Students

Over the past century, the South’s long history of folk art has been explored by a wide variety of writers, researchers and artists. Now, in a new book, a mostly younger generation has rediscovered the Black Belt’s rich traditions in the visual arts, spending quality time with each of the artists, listening, photographing, and learning

Sella-Granata Gallery Showcases New Grad Students

The Sella-Granata Art Gallery is showcasing work by new graduate students in studio art Ryan Akers, Molly Greene, William Henry, Parker Hunt, Stephanie Kirkland and Kole Nichols. The exhibition will run from September 21 through October 9 in the SGAG in Woods Hall and online. View the exhibition on Flickr.com and on Facebook.com. Ryan Akers

New Forward-Thinking Student Art Group Forms

A new UA student group, Art Forward, has organized to “create a more inclusive and artistically empowered community for students at UA, members of the Tuscaloosa community, and people everywhere.” The founder and new president, sophomore Ivy Borden, said that the members of the group plan to combine art and activism “to empower individuals and

UA Artist Receives CERF+ COVID-19 Relief Grant

In the spring of 2020, graduate student Sarah Dittmann thought she’d be able to go back to her screen printing job she’d had for the last two summers and two previous years near Green Bay, Wisconsin. But this spring, in Wisconsin and around the world, everything had suddenly changed. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many

BFA Graphic Designer Selected for Live AIGA Portfolio Review

Senior BFA major Anna Sella was one of three student designers selected from more than 120 applicants nationwide to present her graphic design portfolio for a live review during AIGA Portfolio Festival Day. Designer Michael Bierut, a partner at the design firm Pentagram, reviewed her work live on Facebook for members of the  American Institute

Art Faculty and Staff Identify Key Ingredients in Learning: Community, Connection

In March, when UA had to impose social distancing to protect students, faculty and staff from the coronavirus, changes to teaching methods and learning experiences across campus were often abrupt and even disorienting. When teaching involved hands-on demonstrations or in-class practice, as it does in art and art history, painters, ceramicists, printmakers, as well as

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