activism

Art Forward Curates Immigration Exhibition in Maxwell Hall

Art Forward, a new art club formed in the fall of 2020 to create a more inclusive and artistically empowered community, has worked with UA organizations to put together a participatory art project sponsored and organized by the Undocumented Migration Project. In addition, Art Forward members have curated an exhibition to accompany the project. Both will

UA Artist Explores Black Father-Son Relationships

The newest installment of Celestia Morgan’s Dear Black Son (DBS) portrait project has been posted to a billboard towering over a busy freeway in downtown Birmingham, Alabama’s Southside neighborhood. Morgan’s monumental work, which displays the bold letters, “COME HOME SAFELY,” and bears the hashtag #dearblacksonproject, appears over the Red Mountain Expressway, officially known as the

Art Forward Calls for Artist Submissions

Art Forward, a new UA student group, is seeking submissions of artworks for an exhibition to accompany the national participatory art project, Hostile Terrain 94, sponsored and organized by the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP). The local exhibition will coincide with National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15, 2021, and will be installed in Maxwell Hall

Stacey Holloway – Flight of the Elephant at the UA Gallery

The University of Alabama Gallery is proud to present Stacey Holloway: Flight of the Elephant & Other Tales, October 2 – November 20, 2020, in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center. This delightful and intriguing show, guest curated by Paul Barrett, will also be part of the fall’s inaugural First Friday Art Walk, October 2,

New Forward-Thinking Student Art Group Forms

A new UA student group, Art Forward, has organized to “create a more inclusive and artistically empowered community for students at UA, members of the Tuscaloosa community, and people everywhere.” The founder and new president, sophomore Ivy Borden, said that the members of the group plan to combine art and activism “to empower individuals and

Sheila Pree Bright: A Community Conversation about Social Engagement through Art

Sheila Pree Bright: A Community Conversation about Social Engagement through Art Date: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Location: Warner Presentation Room, Wynn Fine Arts Center, Stillman College Cost: Free and open to the public   Join Sheila Pree Bright in a community engagement conversation about art! The questions: Can art

UA Alumni to Speak on Activism in Art

The UA Department of Art and Art History cordially invites everyone to a public lecture by artist James Emmette Neel, in conjunction with his exhibition in the During the summer of 2014, Neel lived for a month on the Turkish/Syrian border. In his lecture, Echoes Along the Syrian Border: Family Archeology and the Sound of Distant

An Artist Reveals War’s First and Last Victims

The Sarah Moody Gallery of Art presents an exhibition by Alabama native and UA alumnus Jim Neel. Titled Echoes along the Syrian Border: Family Archeology and the Sound of Distant Gunfire: Works by James Emmette Neel, the show will run from January 12 through February 17, 2017. This solo exhibition comprises two bodies of Neel’s recent