Since 1950, the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, supported by The University of Alabama’s College of Arts and Sciences, has collected works on paper, photography, prints, paintings, and small sculpture. The gallery regularly presents exhibitions from this Permanent Collection. Additional program funding is provided by the Farley Moody Galbraith Endowed Exhibition Fund.

The collection is both a permanent asset and a teaching tool. Now constituting one of the best institutional collections in Alabama, it also illustrates the passing currents that keep the visual arts a vital and incisive record of contemporary history.
–James R. Nelson, visual arts critic emeritus for the Birmingham News and first executive director of the Alabama School of Fine Arts

Read an essay by SMGA gallery director William T. Dooley on the history of the Permanent Collection and its new facilities. View images of the curation space built in 2014-15 on Flickr.

See more of the Permanent Collection on our Flickr pages.

The Alabama Biennial – UA’s “outdoor permanent collection”

Return to Sarah Moody Gallery of Art

IMG_2057Stephanie Bailey, Bill Dooley, and Vicki Rial hang Picassos in Gorgas Library.