African American art

Acclaimed Atlanta Artist To Speak at UA

Artist and educator Larry Walker will offer a presentation on his six decades of artwork and experiences in the art  world as part of the Paul R. Jones Lecture Series, Tuesday, February 26, 2019, in the AIME Building on UA campus.  Walker’s art has been featured in over 200 exhibitions, including a two-part retrospective – Larry Walker: The

Paul R. Jones Museum ‘Inspires’ Schoolchildren

The Paul R. Jones Museum presents Inspired, a collaboration between Woodland Forrest Elementary School and the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art, open now through February 22, 2019. An opening reception is February 1st from 5:30-7:30 p.m. There will be a music performance at 6:30 p.m. The Paul R. Jones Museum is located at

Artist Michi Meko To Lecture on UA Campus

Tuscaloosa – Multidisciplinary artist Michi Meko will deliver a public lecture Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 7:00 pm in Gorgas Library 205 on UA campus.  Atlanta Magazine has called Meko’s work about “the contemporary experience of black life and survival.” A native of Florence, Alabama, the Atlanta-based, multidisciplinary artist draws influence from Southern culture and contemporary

UA Art and Art History Hosts 22nd Graduate Symposium

Graduate students from UA and around the country will present their research at the 22nd Annual Graduate Student Symposium in Art History at The University of Alabama on March 3, 2017. Art history grad students from UA, UAB and from institutions including George Washington University, Case Western Reserve and the University of Georgia, will present papers at

Kristin Schwain to Keynote Art History Symposium at UA

Dr. Kristin Schwain, Associate Professor of American Art at the University of Missouri, will give the keynote address at the 22nd Annual Graduate Student Symposium in Art History at UA on March 3, 2017. Schwain’s talk at 3:45 p.m. is titled, “Establishing an African American Eden: Samuel Albert Countee’s World War II Mural for Fort Leonard Wood’s Black Officers’ Club.”  The

Black is Beautiful Exhibition Places “People of Color at Center Stage”

“In a world dominated by white protagonists, we’re placing people of color at center stage,” said Tanesha Childs, a senior majoring in photography. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (from UA’s College of Arts & Sciences)  — University of Alabama students have curated an art exhibition that responds to stereotypical portrayals of African-Americans. The exhibit, titled “Black is Beautiful,” opens

Cassandra Speaks to the University

Bill Dooley, associate professor of art and director of the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art and Emily Bibb, collections manager for The Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama, spent a few hours one afternoon recently hanging a new art work, Cassandra by Benjamin Smith, in the foyer of Morgan Hall.     An unusual example of a

SMGA’s Inaugural Fall Exhibition: ‘Joyce J. Scott: Truths and Visions’

Contemporary sculptural works by Joyce J. Scott featuring meticulous beadwork combined with blown glass, molded glass components and found African wooden artifacts will be on display beginning August 27, 2015, at The University of Alabama Sarah Moody Gallery of Art. Scott will also lecture about her art, Wednesday, August 26, at 7:00 p.m. in 205