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UA Artist Receives CERF+ COVID-19 Relief Grant

In the spring of 2020, graduate student Sarah Dittmann thought she’d be able to go back to her screen printing job she’d had for the last two summers and two previous years near Green Bay, Wisconsin. But this spring, in Wisconsin and around the world, everything had suddenly changed. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many

UA Instructor’s Sculpture Installed at Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

Instructor and alumnus Jamey Grimes’ sculpture, Taraxacum, has been installed in the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts John and Joyce Caddell Sculpture Garden. UPDATE: Creative Conversations: Whimsy in the Garden with Jamey Grimes happens Wednesday, September 16, 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. CDT on the MMFA’s Facebook page. The event is free and registration is not required,

Art Historian Awarded Newberry Fellowship for Research

Dr. Wendy Castenell, assistant professor of African American art, has been awarded a Short-Term Fellowship by the Newberry Library in Chicago. The fellowship is sponsored by the Morrison Shearer Foundation to support Dr. Castenell’s research on the Chicago photographer Helen Balfour Morrison (1901-1984). Castenell will spend six weeks, during the summer of 2021, at the

Art Historians Awarded First Kress Foundation Grant for UA

Associate professor of art history Dr. Tanja Jones and assistant professor of art history Dr. Doris Sung were awarded a Digital Art History Grant by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the first awarded at UA. The award, for the 2020-2022 academic years, will support development of the on-line digital project Global Makers: Women Artists in

Art Historian Publishes on Visualizing Queer Kinship

Dr. Lucy Curzon, associate professor of art history, published an article on contemporary photography and queer kinship, titled “MaPa Del: Visualizing Queer Kinship,” in the 2020 issue of the journal, Adoption & Culture (Vol. 8, No. 1, 2020), published by Ohio State University Press. Curzon was also guest editor for the issue (titled Visual Adoptions),