Kelly Gentry

Kelly Gentry

Instructor (Part-Time)


  • MA, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2016
  • BA, New Mexico State University, summa cum laude, 2012
  • BA, University of Alabama in Huntsville, cum laude, 1999


Kelly Gentry has taught art history at UA since 2017. She currently teaches a variety of courses for the department, including Intro to Visual Arts (ARH 151), Survey of Art I (ARH 252) and Survey of Art II (ARH 253). In the summer of 2023, Gentry completed a major course revision of ARH 252, in which she updated all lecture and digital media material for the department.

Gentry graduated with a Master of Arts in art history in 2016 from The University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she held a teaching assistantship. Her master’s thesis was titled “Symbols of Independence, Love, and Sorrow: Georgia O’Keeffe’s Skyscraper Series.” After graduation, she served as a gallery attendant at the Birmingham Museum of Art. At the BMA, she gave informal tours, answered questions about artworks, assisted visitors with the use of electronic online Smart Guide self-guided tour technology and assisted with museum-sponsored events.

In fall 2022, Gentry participated in the Plein Air Fairhope exhibition, where her landscape work was featured with other local artists at the Eastern Shore Art Center in Fairhope, Alabama.