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The Department of Art and Art History provides an innovative, energetic, and interdisciplinary learning environment that focuses on academic excellence in the areas of art history and studio art. We provide specialized education for majors and minors in our department, as well as offer general enrichment to students working within the broader context of a university-wide liberal arts curriculum. Our introductory-level courses aim at developing in students a lifelong appreciation for the visual arts from a global perspective. Our upper-level curriculum continues this goal while also preparing students for graduate study or for positions within the art world, including museum administration, publishing, communication arts, and design.


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Useful facts about the Department of Art and Art History
Events and Exhibitions
  • Biennial Faculty Exhibition
  • Annual Graduate Student Symposium in Art History (spring semester)
  • Annual BFA Juried Exhibition (spring semester)
  • Annual Selections from the Permanent Collection exhibition
  • BFA majors exhibitions
  • Graduate student thesis exhibitions (MFA and MA)
  • Paul R. Jones Lecture Series (year-round)
  • Visiting Artists and Lecturers Program (year-round)
Kelly Shannon, crescente, 2013  Medievalist Cynthia Hahn speaks to graduate students at a roundtable session.  One of our recent alumni, Lindsay J. Lindsey, created the Fibonacci Spiral in Woods Quad.  Drawing seminar photo with Lonnie Holley by Greg Randall  An exhibit of exquisite Asian rugs, “A Magic Carpet Ride: Rugs of the Ottoman Empire from the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. William T. Price,” last fall at the CAC.
Contact us

Department of Art and Art History
The University of Alabama
103 Garland Hall
Box 870270
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0270
(205) 348-5967
(205) 348-0287 (fax)

Ms. Rachel Dobson
Communications Specialist, Visual Resources Curator and Webmaster
(205) 348-1893