art history

Renowned Scholar To Speak on Apocalyptic Images

Tuscaloosa. — Explore the visionary landscape of the medieval Book of Revelation with one of its eminent scholars, Dr. Richard K. Emmerson. Dr. Emmerson will deliver a public lecture, “Apocalypse Illuminated,” on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 6:30 pm in Smith Hall 205 on UA campus. Richard K. Emmerson is Dean Emeritus of the School of Liberal Arts

Micah-Shea McKibben Defends MA Thesis on Botticelli

Micah-Shea McKibben successfully defended her MA thesis in art history, titled “Moving Beyond Beauty: Uncovering Sandro Botticelli’s Isis,” and graduated from The University of Alabama in December 2016. McKibben graduated cum laude from the University of South Alabama’s Honors Program in 2012 with a B.A. in art history and a minor in history. Her undergraduate

UA Student Wins Competitive Museum Internship

Rising senior Sommer Hallquist, a double major in art history and anthropology with a minor in French, has been setting goals and making plans for an exciting and challenging summer. “One large goal of mine has been to receive an internship position in a museum to gain more practical experience in the field,” Hallquist explained. She recently checked that

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

Art History Symposium Announces Two Calls for Proposals

The University of Alabama and The University of Alabama at Birmingham Joint Program for the MA in Art History announces a Call For Paper Proposals and a Call for Poster Proposals for its 22nd Annual Graduate Student Symposium in Art History. The 22nd Annual Graduate Student Symposium in Art History will take place at The University of Alabama,

Ad QUADratum: The Art & Science of Cathedral Design

Everyone is invited to witness the harmonious intersection of art and mathematics on a grand scale, Friday, November 4, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, on The University of Alabama’s main quadrangle. The beauty and grandeur of medieval cathedrals lies not only in their vast scale, but also in their harmonious proportions, created by the use of

Students Tour West Alabama Architecture

Students in Dr. Rachel Stephens‘ ARH 477 (Topics in American Art) traveled through several west Alabama towns on a rainy autumn day to study antebellum planter elite architecture firsthand. Their tour included stops at four plantation homes: Magnolia Grove in Greensboro, Gaineswood and Bluff Hall in Demopolis, and the Moore-Webb-Holmes Plantation in Marion. At the Moore-Webb-Holmes

Summer Internship Frames A New View of the Future

This semi-regular column features the summer learning adventures of our majors. Erin Hein, a senior double major in art history and chemistry, spent two and a half months as an Andrew W. Mellon Summer Intern in the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Museum’s Conservation Department this summer. Hein is one of our top scholarship recipients, an