Students Creating, Curating Is Focus of SMGA Shows

Thornton Willis, “Streetwise,” 2010, oil on canvas, 79 x 61 inches, P2018.TW31.

14 SELECT(IONS), featuring works from the SMGA’s Permanent Collection, is one of two student-focused exhibitions on display in the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art from March 22 to May 7. 14 SELECT(IONS) was curated by 14 graduate students who selected works from the historic collection as part of Craig Wedderspoon’s Graduate Critiques course. The second show is the MA exhibition of Zoe Fitch, a graduate student in painting, who makes large colorful quilt-like paintings and multi-media works that examine Southern domestic female gender roles.

Zoe Fitch, Front Porch Sittin’, 2020

The Permanent Collection show will be in the two front rooms of the gallery and Fitch’s paintings will take up the large back room of the gallery in Garland Hall. The public is invited to visit the gallery throughout the semester. To keep our gallery visitors and staff safe, visitors must wear masks and are limited to 15 people at a time in the gallery.

Visiting the Gallery during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The SMGA is an essential part of the education and development of UA students and our community. Admission to the gallery is free. Hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00-4:30 p.m. The gallery is open to the public with reduced capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visitors must wear face coverings inside the gallery and maintain a minimum distance of six feet from others. The gallery is limited to fifteen (15) visitors at a time. Have questions or need assistance? Call (205) 348-1891. Visit the SMGA exhibitions on Instagram and Flickr.

Funding support for the Sarah Mood­­­y Gallery of Art comes from the department of art and art history and the College of Arts and Sciences. Additional support comes from the Farley Moody Galbraith Endowed Exhibition Fund. The gallery is located at 103 Garland Hall in the heart of UA campus on Woods Quad. Information about visitor parking is available on the UA Parking Services website. Parking is free on campus in a legal space after business hours.