Sella-Granata Art Gallery
In the heart of historic Woods Quad
109 Woods Hall
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Allison Grant, Chair, Sella-Granata Art Gallery CommitteeEmail:
About Sella-Granata Art Gallery
Fall 2019 Exhibition Schedule
SEP 5-19 Annual Graduate Student Exhibition
SEP 5 Opening reception, 4-6 pm
As the UA art gallery that primarily features students exhibitions, as well as visiting artists, the Sella-Granata is a vital learning resource for the department of art and art history. In the video below, featuring graduate students from this year’s show, Assistant Professor Allison Grant talks about how important it is for students to learn how to talk about their work:
Our graduate students present five-minute talks about their work.
Funding support for the Sella-Granata Art Gallery comes from the Department of Art and Art History and the College of Arts and Sciences. Admission to the gallery is free. Hours are Monday through Wednesday 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The gallery is located at 109 Woods Hall in the heart of the UA campus on Woods Quad. Information about visitor parking is available here: http://bamaparking.ua.edu/visitor-information/. Parking is free on campus in a legal space after business hours. For more information, contact the gallery at (205) 348-2783 or go to https://art.ua.edu/gallery/sgg/.
Information about visitor parking is here. Parking is free on campus in a legal space after hours and on weekends.
HISTORY of the GALLERY
In 1998, a gallery was created on the first floor of Woods Hall for student exhibitions. In 2009, the UA Trustees approved the name change to “Sella-Granata Art Gallery” and the mission was expanded to include general programming as well as student exhibitions.
“Trustees approve Foster expansion plan; Woods Hall art gallery named in honor of two professors,” by Amanda Peterson, Friday, September 18, 2009:
“…Art gallery named in honor of professors
The honorary degrees and recognition committee voted to rename Room 109 in Woods Hall in honor of two long-time UA art professors. The Sella-Granata Art Gallery, which will house student work, honors the late Professor Alvin Sella, who died in 2013, and the late Professor Angelo Granata, who died in 2008. “Between the two professors, they had almost 80 years of teaching experience, said Pam Parker, vice president for advancement. Parker said the two professors were beloved by their students. Granata retired in 1998 but continued to sculpt and show his work until his death. Sella continued to teach until 2011.”
Image caption: Al Sella and Jack Granata in the early 1980s. Photo courtesy of Keyser Wilson.