artduringcovid19

Museum Staff Highlights Collector’s Vision Throughout Pandemic

Despite restrictions due to safety precautions around COVID-19, the staff of the Paul R. Jones Museum is going full steam ahead with exhibitions and events focused around the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama. Daniel White, director of the museum, and Emily Bibb, curator of the collection, have put

Graduate Students Present Art History, Museum Studies Capstone Projects

Graduate students in art history and museum studies Kathryn Bornhoft, Shannon Walsh, and Meghan Johnson all successfully presented and passed their MA Capstone Projects in November. The students, who presented on Zoom to their faculty committee and fellow students, are all working toward the master of arts degree in art history in “Track 2” of

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