Dr. Rachel Stephens, associate professor of American art at UA, has been appointed an Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. The two-month, highly competitive fellowship is one of the top awards in the field of
Associate Professor Rachel Stephens presents a talk, “Loyal Artists, Loyal Slaves: Confederate Artists in Civil War Richmond,” at Virginia Humanities in Charlottesville on January 21, 2020. In the years leading up to the Civil War, several Richmond, Va., artists, Dr. Stephens asserts, “were creating work in conversation with each other, creating a visual plantation ideal
“UA has some of the best research opportunities for undergraduates,” Nadia DelMedico declared confidently in a recent interview. And she should know. DelMedico is a graduate student in art history at UA now, and research, particularly computer-based, has been her guiding light since high school. Research was the reason she came to UA. Before she
This fall, Dr. Rachel Stephens took her graduate seminar students in American Portraiture (ARH 577) on a field trip to the Birmingham Museum of Art. The class visited the exhibition Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now, organized by the National Portrait Gallery, and were treated to a tour by BMA Curator of American Art Dr.
In November, for her efforts to teach students about the importance of nineteenth-century architecture. The society’s president, Ian Crawford, recognized Dr. Stephens for her work educating students about the history of architecture both in Tuscaloosa and the state of Alabama. In 2014 she organized field trips to historic structures, led research projects about local architecture and