In December of 2014, Dean Robert Olin threw a reception and open house for the new curation area for the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art’s Permanent Collection. Olin, Associate Dean Tricia McElroy, Chair Cathy Pagani and Paul R. Jones Collections Manager Emily Bibb were among the visitors guided through a tour by SMGA Director Bill Dooley of the collection’s new facilities.

Associate deans and visitors at the Dean's open house for the new curation space for the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art's Permanent Collection at The University of Alabama. Dean's open house for the new curation space for the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art's Permanent Collection at The University of Alabama. SMGA Director Bill Dooley gives Dean Olin a tour of the new space. SMGA Director Bill Dooley gives Dean Olin a tour of the new space at the Dean's open house for the new curation space for the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art's Permanent Collection at The University of Alabama.

With the support of the College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Alabama and the Farley Moody Galbraith Support Fund, 1,880 square feet of curation and storage facilities have been added for our expanding collection of Modern and Contemporary art. Both flat file and vertical storage capabilities have been enhanced with state-of the-art storage and updated climate control systems. Future developments include enlarging the area where the gallery staff prepare works for exhibits and service works in the collection to add to their stability and safekeeping. A recent addition is the William and Sara Hall Collection. Read more about the Permanent Collection here. [Loupe Spring 2015]