Student News

ADDYs All Around

Assistant Professor Jonathan Cumberland and two of his graphic design students brought home American Advertising Awards (formerly ADDYs) at the 50th American Advertising Federation, Tuscaloosa’s awards gala in February 2019. Cumberland won a Silver ADDY for his logo design for Stockton Piano Tuning in Columbus, Miss.  Mary Clare Brophy, a rising senior majoring in advertising

Casting Alabama’s Literary History

Cast bronze sculptures by students of Professor Craig Wedderspoon were unveiled in downtown Monroeville, Ala., in April, as part of the Literary Capital Sculpture Trail. Monroeville, the birthplace of author Harper Lee, and the home of the Alabama Writers Symposium for the past two decades, has been designated the Literary Capital of Alabama. The sculpture trail,

Not the Usual Lecture Hall: Spain is the Art Students’ Classroom

For the first time in recent memory, students in The University of Alabama’s art and art history department are studying abroad in Spain. For two weeks in May, 20 students will travel throughout the country, from Madrid to Barcelona, touring the famous art collections, sculptures, museums, architecture and buildings of Spain as they’re taught its

Black Belt Artist Project Daily Photos

Here are photos taken by Chris Jordan’s photo students who have been photographing the artists and interviewing them during their Interim course in the Black Belt of Alabama, the Black Belt Artist Project. We’ll be adding to them each day of their trip. Follow them on Instagram @ua_blackbeltproject or #blackbeltartistsproject. DAY ONE Students practice portrait

UA Students Tune Photo Skills, Learn History, to Prepare for Black Belt Artist Trip

“Before we started, I knew next to nothing about the Black Belt region,” admitted Kasandra Boor, a psych major and studio art minor. Boor, with five other students and associate professor of photography Chris Jordan, has been preparing this week for a research trip to Camden, Ala., where the group will photograph and interview artists

UA Students Document Artists in the Black Belt of Alabama

If you’ve heard of the Gee’s Bend Quilters or Charlie “Tin Man” Lucas, then you know there are some uniquely creative artists in the Black Belt of Alabama. Associate Professor Chris Jordan’s photography students got to spend quality time this semester with some of them — artist and civil rights veteran Betty Anderson of Camden,

Art & Art History Scholarship Awards Presented at Honors Day

During Honors Day ceremonies in the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, April 1, 2019, twenty undergraduates in studio art and art history were awarded $81,000 in scholarships for the coming year. To qualify, studio art students submitted portfolios and exhibited their best work in the Advanced Scholarship Exhibition in February and art history students submitted

Ceramic Artist to Present MFA Exhibition at Harrison Galleries

The University of Alabama Department of Art and Art History is pleased to present Earthworks, the master of fine arts thesis exhibition of Patrick Hoban, April 16-30, 2019, at Harrison Galleries, 2315 University Boulevard, in downtown Tuscaloosa. The public is invited to a reception for the artist Friday, April 19, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.

Art and Art History To Recognize Outstanding Students on Honors Day

The UA Department of Art and Art History will present scholarship awards for the coming academic year and recognize outstanding student achievement during the Honors Day Convocation and Reception, Friday, April 5, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, Garland Hall. Students who have been awarded scholarship awards for the upcoming