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New Grad Studios Expand Student Research

This semester, graduate students moved into the new studios, located on Warrior Drive, east of Helen Keller Boulevard on the Partlow campus. The new building expands studio spaces already available to graduate students in the department of art and art history in Woods Hall and the Bureau of Mines buildings. Photos are by senior marketing major

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

UA Professor and Grad Student Co-Present Research on African American Portraiture

Dr. Wendy Castenell, assistant professor of art history, and graduate student Amber Quinn were invited to share the Zoom stage recently to talk about their related research topics in a lecture titled “Portraiture and Identity in American Art and Art History,” sponsored by Philadelphia’s University of the Arts. In their talks, the art historian and

UA Student Rediscovers Love of Art History and a 16th-Century Bronze During Internship

While many college students had last-minute changes of plans to their summer jobs or internships because of the coronavirus pandemic, Aidan Miles-Jamison not only survived, but he thrived. The rising sophomore, who double-majors in art history and piano performance, was able to hang onto his summer internship at the Berman Museum in Anniston, Alabama. On

Black Belt Artists Celebrated in Book, Exhibition by UA Students

UPDATE: The exhibition is open December 4-11, 2020 and January 7- 29, 2021. The University of Alabama Gallery will close for UA holidays on December 11, 2020, and reopen on January 7, 2021. Over the past century, the South’s long history of folk art has been explored by a wide variety of writers, researchers and

New Forward-Thinking Student Art Group Forms

A new UA student group, Art Forward, has organized to “create a more inclusive and artistically empowered community for students at UA, members of the Tuscaloosa community, and people everywhere.” The founder and new president, sophomore Ivy Borden, said that the members of the group plan to combine art and activism “to empower individuals and

Photography Professor’s Joint Arts, Humanities Project on Climate Change Wins Grant

Assistant Professor Allison Grant is part of a joint project awarded funding support by the Collaborative Arts Research Initiative (CARI), Alabama Life Research Institute, and Office of Research and Economic Development. The project’s review panel called the collaborative work “both timely and significant.” The project, titled “Dangerous Landscapes: Legacies of Nineteenth-Century Progress in the Age

UA Ceramics Professor’s Work in Two-Person, Juried Exhibitions

Wade MacDonald, assistant professor of art in ceramics, was invited to have a two-person exhibition, ETERNAL: Wade MacDonald and Jason Hackett, March 26 – September 5, 2020, at Shockoe Artspace in Richmond, Virginia. According to gallery director Ryan Lauterio, MacDonald’s works bring the viewer into “a merged space of architecture and vessel-ness with flickers of