Kelly Gentry teaches Introduction to Visual Arts (ARH 151) for non-majors. She received the MA in art history in 2016 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, with a major concentration in modern American art and a minor focus in Renaissance art. Her thesis was titled “Symbols of Independence, Love, and Sorrow: Georgia O’Keeffe’s Skyscraper Series.” Gentry volunteers at the Birmingham Museum of Art as a gallery attendant, answering visitors’ questions about the artwork and engaging visitors in conversations about art interpretation. As a graduate assistant at UAB, Gentry taught The Art Experience and Early Modern to Contemporary Art. She presented her research paper, “O’Keeffe’s Skyscraper Series: Symbols of Power and Social Independence,” at the 20th Annual Graduate Student Symposium in Tuscaloosa. She also presented her thesis research at UAB’s campus-wide Graduate Research Days in February 2015.
Honors & Awards
2014-2016 graduate academic tuition scholarship, University of Alabama at Birmingham
M.A., The University of Alabama at Birmingham (2016)
B.A., New Mexico State University, summa cum laude (2012)
B.A., University of Alabama in Huntsville, cum laude (1999)