art history

Buddhist Art Scholar to Keynote Graduate Art History Symposium

The University of Alabama and The University of Alabama at Birmingham Joint Program for the M.A. in Art History announces the 21st Annual Graduate Student Symposium in Art History, Friday, March 4, 2016, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The symposium will feature graduate student research presentations and culminate in a keynote lecture by Dr. Susan L. Huntington of The Ohio State University: “The Absence of Evidence is

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

ART AMBASSADORS: Encouraging Students by Example

This year, office associate and ambassador coordinator Martha Sears cultivated a new crop of Art Ambassadors. Art and art history majors Kathryn Bornhoft, Kelby Cox, Charla Davis, Erin Hein, Rachel Jones, Katherine Langner, Amanda Miller and Julia Stewart greeted and gave tours to potential students, parents and other visitors. Our ambassadors introduced themselves at the

Visiting an 11th-century church inspires student’s research.

Even though Lauren Eich just graduated from UA with a BA in art history, she is still hard at work researching the medieval architecture she loves. Last fall Lauren Eich (BA ARH 2014) took Dr. Tanja Jones’ Late Medieval Art History course and took on the research topic of the Abbey Church of St. Etienne in

Art Lessons

This article is reprinted from the Fall 2013 issue of The University of Alabama’s Undergraduate Research magazine.  The Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art provides UA students with a wealth of learning opportunities, both scholarly and creative. By Terri Robertson When you consider the term art history, what comes to mind? Perhaps you envision a darkened classroom

Cynthia Hahn Public Lecture

GORGAS LIBRARY 205, 7 pm Thursday, September 19 The University of Alabama Department of Art and Art History is pleased to welcome Dr. Cynthia Hahn for a public lecture and roundtable discussion September 19 and 20 on UA campus. On Thursday, September 19, 2013, Dr. Hahn will present a lecture, “Those Who Have a Taste for

Art History Graduate Student Researches Buddhist Caves On-Site

In June 2012, art history graduate student Meng Tong traveled to Dunhuang, China, to study the Mogao Caves, a Buddhist pilgrimage site on the Silk Road that dates from about 500 to about 1300. The site is being preserved and studied by researchers and scholars from all over the world. Tong wrote: “Of the 735