About the Department
An overview of the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Alabama. Students and faculty members in the UA Department of Art and Art History talk about what it means to study art and what drew them to the field.
Art History Talk: Interpreting Enslavement at Historic Sites
A video of a panel discussion among three scholars: Brigette Jones, curator of social history at the Tennessee State Museum and Laura Kilcer, curator at Oak Alley in Vacherie, Louisiana, join Dr. Rachel Stephens, associate professor of art history, for a discussion about their work in interpreting enslavement at historic sites.
Paul R. Jones Museum Hosts Howze Collection Exhibit
Art Graduate Student Exhibition
Associate Professor Allison Grant talks about how important it is for students to learn how to talk about their work. Featured are our studio graduate students giving gallery talks on their work in this year’s Annual Graduate Student Exhibition.
Graduate Student & Art History Professor Co-Lecture
Graduate student in photography Amber Quinn presents a lecture on her work in portraiture, and Assistant Professor Dr. Wendy Castenell presents a lecture on her research on the history of portraiture in American art.
Graduate Student Art Show: Amy Smoot
Graduate student in ceramics Amy Smoot talks about her work. Studio graduate students recently gave gallery talks on their work featured in the 2017 Graduate Student Show. Watch all of the grad students’ videos.
Art History Teaching and Research: Rachel Stephens
Professor of Art History Dr. Rachel Stephens talks about her teaching and research at UA.
Check out one of our “Rube Goldberg” Student Video Projects.
Undergrad sculpture students took on a massive bronze-casting sculpture project to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the College of Arts and Sciences in 2010. Each piece was handcrafted with the classic lost-wax process, hand poured at 1,900 degrees Fahrenheit and hand-finished at the UA foundry. The sculpture depicts the Gothic arched windows of the historic Clark Hall, home of the College of Arts and Sciences. This film was also produced by art students.
Paul R. Jones K-12 Fellowship
Paul R. Jones envisioned his collection as a resource to be shared with Alabamians, and as a way to educate students about the importance of art in life. Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art K12 Fellowship is designed to bring this vision to life.
Art Talk: Jamey Grimes
Assistant Professor Jamey Grimes talks with Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts curator Dr. Jennifer Jankauskas about his sculpture in the MMFA’s Caddell Sculpture Garden in 2020.
Alumni Video: Lindsay Lindsey
Lindsay Jones Lindsey, BA in studio art (concentration in sculpture), and a triple minor in biology, Computer-Based Honors and the Blount Undergraduate Initiative, on why art education has been so important for her, by the Alabama State Council on the Arts.
For more information about The University of Alabama’s programs in art history and studio art, visit our Degree Programs page.