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First UA Art Camp a Legendary Success

Graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni made our first UA Art Camp an overwhelming success. Campers signed up for one of four media areas led by expert faculty or staff and highly skilled assistants to get a week-long taste of the undergraduate experience at UA during regular fall and spring semesters. The entire inaugural event

UA-Designed #GetVaccinated Billboards Pop Up Around Alabama

Poster designs created by Assistant Professor Jonathan Cumberland are posted on roadside billboards and other public locations around four Black Belt counties in west Alabama. Cumberland designed a series of five posters as part of a project funded by a grant from the CDC Foundation to promote COVID-19 and influenza vaccine education and acceptance in

Art and Art History Interns Help Preserve Joe Minter’s African Village in America

This summer, five UA Department of Art and Art History interns spent four weeks cataloging the work of Birmingham artist Joe Minter as part of a project to document work by the artist, support the work’s preservation and make it accessible to the public. Three undergrads from historically black institutions, a Tuscaloosa native and Shelton

UA Art History Major to Attend Trinity College Dublin

Anna Wallace Pitts (BA 2021, summa cum laude, double major: art history and studio art; minor: Blount Scholars Program) will attend Trinity College Dublin to pursue a Master of Philosophy in art history this fall. The program focuses on the history of Irish art and architecture, Pitts said, “which dovetails perfectly with my research interests

New Designer Remembers Her Professors

Rebecca DeLong (BA 2021, studio art) is a graphic designer at LPK, a design firm in Cincinnati. DeLong said, “I get to work with global brands spanning a wide variety of industries including food & beverage, technology, baby care, beauty, health and wellness, and more.” DeLong also runs her own freelance graphic design business that

UA Art Alumni Write Home About New Adventures

Congratulations to a few of our recent grads and alumni who are striking out into the world! Let us know what you’re doing! Ashlee René Thompson (MFA 2022) is currently working as a financial aid advisor at UA, and has been awarded an artist residency at ArtRez in Newnan, Georgia, in August. Her painting, Comfort

Art & Art History April Faculty Accolades 2022

Wade MacDonald, assistant professor of ceramics, was accepted to a one-month artist residency at Zentrum für Keramik, the Center for Ceramics, in Berlin, Germany, for the month of May. MacDonald had work selected for Say Something: Tactile Voices in Clay, the annual national juried exhibition held by Saratoga Clay Arts Center in Schuylerville, New York.