Lucy Curzon

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),

Art History Students Explore the AS Williams III Americana Collection

Students in Dr. Lucy Curzon’s class, Photographic Discourse (ARH 400W), recently visited the AS Williams III Americana Collection to examine 19th-century cartes-de-visite, the small albumen print photographs the size of visiting cards that were traded among friends. They became particularly popular in the United States during the Civil War. Curzon’s class was studying them as examples of

Art Historian Lucy Curzon Receives Morris L. Mayer Award

Lucy Curzon was named the faculty Morris L. Mayer Award recipient for 2019. The award, named after the late Professor Morris Mayer, is one of UA’s Premier Awards and is given to a teaching faculty who exemplifies the life of Dr. Mayer in selfless and significant service and leadership for the UA community and significant

Lucy Curzon Named A&S Leadership Board Faculty Fellow

Dr. Lucy Curzon, associate professor of art history, was named to a three-year term as a College of Arts and Sciences Leadership Board Faculty Fellow. The Leadership Board of the College of Arts and Sciences recognizes its most promising or most accomplished teacher/scholars, individuals early in their careers who demonstrate exceptional promise or faculty members

Art History Professor Wins Book Award

Associate Professor of Art History Lucy Curzon’s new book, Mass-Observation and Visual Culture: Depicting Everyday Lives in Britain, has been awarded the Historians of British Artist Book Award for Exemplary Scholarship on the Period after 1800. The prize committee found Curzon’s book, published by Routledge in 2017, “theoretically sophisticated and convincingly argued, a timely and important volume

Art History Professor Publishes Groundbreaking Study in Visual Culture

Associate Professor Lucy Curzon has published the first full-length study of the British group Mass-Observation’s engagement with visual culture. Mass-Observation and Visual Culture – Depicting Everyday Lives in Britain (Routledge, 2017) critically analyses the role that visual culture played in the early development of the innovative British anthropological research group founded in 1937. In Curzon’s

Lucy Curzon Introduces Schoolchildren to Art in the Paul Jones Collection

In October 2014, Lucy Curzon, director of education and outreach for the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at UA, spoke to students from Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary and Westlawn Middle schools at the Paul Jones Gallery in Tuscaloosa as part of the gallery’s inaugural K-12 Fellows program. After a ribbon-cutting by College of Arts

Art Lessons

This article is reprinted from the Fall 2013 issue of The University of Alabama’s Undergraduate Research magazine.  The Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art provides UA students with a wealth of learning opportunities, both scholarly and creative. By Terri Robertson When you consider the term art history, what comes to mind? Perhaps you envision a darkened classroom

Art Professors Awarded National Science Foundation Grant for Emergent Learning

Brian Evans, Lucy Curzon and Sarah Marshall have secured a $350,000 National Science Foundation grant to find new ways to create a “system” that will foster creativity among a large group of students participating in an online class. The idea of the project, titled “Autonomous Cohorts and Emergent Learning,” said Evans, “is to use a