Art & Art History Accolades – November 2020

Sculpture by Sara Garden Armstrong
Sculpture by UA art alumna Sara Garden Armstrong

Daniel White, director of the Paul R. Jones Museum and The University of Alabama Gallery, has published an essay, “The Process: Persistent Uncertainty,” in the artist monograph, Threads and Layers: Sara Garden Armstrong, published by the artist. The book also includes essays by director emerita of the Birmingham Museum of Art Gail C. Andrews, architect Alice M. Bowsher, artist Jon Coffelt, and contributing editor of Art in America David Ebony, among others. The exhibition of Armstrong’s work included in the book was exhibited in August at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center galleries in Tuscaloosa and traveled to the Wiregrass Museum of Art in Dothan, Ala., in November.

“A Chinese Collection in Hyde Park,” The Illustrated London News, vol. 1, no. 13, August 6, 1842, p. 204.

Dr. Catherine Pagani, professor of art history and associate dean in The Graduate School, published “From Curiosities to National Treasures: Chinese Art and the Politics of Display in Britain, 1842-1935,” in Toward the Future: Museums and Art History in East Asia, Proceedings of the 2019 CIHA Colloquium in Tokyo, eds., Hiroyuki Suzuki and Akira Akiyama (Tokyo: Japanese Committee for CIHA, Comité International de l’Histoire de l’Art, and the Otsuka Museum of Art, 2020: 57-68).

Jonathan Cumberland, Entry for "Poster For" - Climate Change category
Jonathan Cumberland, “How Will We Be Remembered?”

Assistant Professor Jonathan Cumberland’s poster, “How Will We Be Remembered?,” received an American Graphic Design Award from Graphic Design USA, a professional graphic design organization. The poster, one of the 10 percent of submissions selected from 10,000 entries, will appear in the 57th GDUSA Design Annual.

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