Art & Art History October Faculty Accolades 2021

Jules Lion, Asher Moses Nathan and Son, ca. 1845, oil on canvas, Courtesy Neal Auction Company, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Dr. Wendy Castenell published an essay about the nineteenth-century portrait “Ashur Moses Nathan and Son” by French painter Jules Lion, for the catalog for the Louisiana Purchase Auction at Neal Auction Company, New Orleans. Castenell will present a lecture about the portrait in New Orleans on November 11. In October, Castenell joined three other Tyson Think Tank Fellowship scholars of American art for a virtual roundtable titled “Re-presenting and Reckoning with Early American Art.” The fellows shared their research, including new findings, and new ways of approaching early American art. The panel concluded with a conversation about how to apply these methods to other works of art.

Allison Grant had her photography project, “Within the Bittersweet,” published in the Climate & Environment issue of Monthly Photography Magazine.

Yellow and blue painting by William T. Dooley.
William Dooley, “Lemon | like,” 2019, oil pastel, ink, paint on paper.

William Dooley exhibited fourteen paintings and works on paper in a two-person show, Alabama Abstractions: William Dooley and Alex McClurg, at the Downtown Gallery at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Rachel Stephens presented her research on the history of slavery at The University of Alabama as part of the panel, “Not Just the Plantation: Changing Narratives at Historic Sites, Museums, and University Campuses,” at the Slave Dwelling Project Conference 2021.

Daniel White was the juror for the Monte Sano Art Festival in Huntsville, Alabama in September and juror for the River Clay Fine Arts Festival in Decatur, Alabama in October. He was also the juror for Magic City Art Connection in Birmingham, Alabama, in April 2021.

For more information about The University of Alabama’s programs in studio art and art history, visit our Degree Programs page.