artduringcovid19

Alumna Wins Failsafe/Magnum Photo Award

Arielle Gray (BA 2019, major: studio art, minor: art history), now a freelance photographer in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, won one of three photography awards in Failsafezine’s “What Has Changed?,” an open call competition in coordination with Magnum Photos MagnumLearn. Failsafezine is a UK punk fanzine and creates online space for emerging creatives like Gray. Gray said

Pandemic Forces Rethinking Dreams, Rerouting Plans

The summer of 2019 found rising senior Anna Ingram chasing her dream of studying art history by applying to programs for graduate study. Ingram developed a love of Renaissance art during her undergraduate years as an art history major at UA and by her final year, knew she wanted to continue those studies post-graduation. “I

Art Faculty and Staff Identify Key Ingredients in Learning: Community, Connection

In March, when UA had to impose social distancing to protect students, faculty and staff from the coronavirus, changes to teaching methods and learning experiences across campus were often abrupt and even disorienting. When teaching involved hands-on demonstrations or in-class practice, as it does in art and art history, painters, ceramicists, printmakers, as well as

Art History Student Wins Honors, Defends Thesis on Zoom

In the thick of the quarantine, grad student Faith Barringer defended her master of arts thesis in art history on Zoom. Barringer’s faculty committee, made up of UA professors of art history Drs. Tanja Jones (chair), Lucy Curzon, Rachel Stephens, Doris Sung and UAB art historian Dr. Heather McPherson, interrogated her about her thesis research

Pandemic Sparks Creativity in UA Graphic Design Professor

The coronavirus pandemic has brought out the creativity of many artists, including UA studio art faculty. In April, Assistant Professor Jonathan Cumberland‘s poster design was selected for the BREATH-SYMBIOSIS 2020 International Graphic Design Exhibition Against Infectious Diseases. Cumberland teaches graphic design and digital media. Read more stories about how our faculty and students have continued

UA Studio Faculty Showcase Summer Surprises

CONVERGENCE: UA STUDIO ART FACULTY The University of Alabama Gallery June 1- July 23, 2020, and online: Flickr.com | Facebook.com The summer semester is always a slower time around Tuscaloosa. Many faculty are working on studio and art history research projects. In that respect, despite COVID-19, this summer is no different and the director Daniel

Art@Alabama Degree Exhibitions Go Virtual

Congratulations to our graduates! Among our MFA, MFA and BFA graduates, we have seven degree recipients whose exhibitions have been posted online. Take a look! Online exhibition – Amber Quinn MA Thesis Exhibition, Flickr, Facebook Online exhibition – Jude Anogwih MFA Thesis Exhibition, Flickr, Facebook Online exhibition – Nasrin Iravani MFA Thesis Exhibition, Flickr, Facebook Katie

Do You See What I See? Jones Collection Online Preview

Do You See What I See? – Selections from the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art An online preview of an exhibition in the Paul R. Jones Museum May 8 – August 31, 2020: Artists include William J. Anderson, Radcliffe Bailey, Doughba H. Caranda-Martin, William Crite, Allan L. Edmunds, Michael Ellison, Jessica Scott Felder, Ronald Lockett, Fahamu

More Than $72,000 in Art & Art History Scholarships Awarded

The UA Department of Art and Art History is proud to announce our scholarship recipients for the upcoming academic year. Undergraduates in studio art and art history were awarded a total of $72,950 in scholarships thanks to our generous donors. Art history majors Sophia Ancira – Julie Peake Holaday Memorial Endowed Scholarship Ivy Borden –