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UA Art Historian to Speak on Early Modern Female Makers

Join Dr. Tanja L. Jones for the launch of her new edited volume Women Artists in the Early Modern Courts of Europe and a Zoom talk with Jones and fellow scholars, Friday, September 24, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. CDT (19:00 PM Central European Summer Time). With Dr. Jones will be scholars and chapter contributors Catherine

UA Art Historian Features Early Modern Female Makers in New Book

Associate Professor Dr. Tanja Jones’ new edited volume of essays titled Women Artists in the Early Modern Courts of Europe (c. 1450-1700) has been published by Amsterdam University Press. The book is the first dedicated to women as producers of visual and material culture in the European courts of the Early Modern period. Chapters offer new insights into

New Book Combining Photography and Meditation Lauded

UA associate professor Chris Jordan‘s new book, Nowhere in Place (GFT Publishing, 2021), explores the meeting place between meditation and photography with pictures Jordan has taken in his travels to Alabama, Colorado and India. Jordan’s practice is to meditate before going out to take pictures, which allows him to “see the world in fresh ways,

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

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),

UA Art Historian Reveals Afro-Creole Leadership Through Art Patronage

Assistant Professor of African American art, Dr. Wendy Castenell, recently published “The Architects of Reconstruction: Alcès Family Portraits as Emblems of Afro-Creole Leadership.” She tells the story of the artistic production and patronage among “a class of assertive and vocal Afro-Creole leaders” in New Orleans who became political activists in the city after its fall

Photography Professor’s Work Featured in Online Portfolio

Twilight Passages, a portfolio of photographs by Associate Professor Christopher Jordan, is featured in One Twelve Publishing’s February edition of Poignant Portfolios. In these photographic works, Jordan creates a scene in a tabletop diorama from photographs, cut paper and vellum, then lights them in the studio and re-photographs to create what he terms “a mystical

Art Historian Publishes on Early 20th-Century Women’s Art in China

Assistant Professor Doris Sung published a chapter, “Redefining Female Talent: ‘The Women’s Eastern Times,’ ‘The Ladies’ Journal,’ and the Development of ‘Women’s Art’ in China, 1910s-1930s,” in the book, Women and the Periodical Press in China’s Long Twentieth Century: A Space of their Own, edited by Michel Hockx, Joan Judge, and Barbara Mittler (Cambridge 2018).

UA Professor’s Book Spotlights Andrew Jackson’s Portraits

When President Trump hung a portrait of President Andrew Jackson in a prominent spot in the Oval Office, in hopes that Americans would associate Trump with the controversial president who fought for the “common man,” it helped put Jackson back in the public discourse. Jackson – unusually for his day – carefully crafted his public