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UA Professor and Grad Student Co-Present Research on African American Portraiture

Dr. Wendy Castenell, assistant professor of art history, and graduate student Amber Quinn were invited to share the Zoom stage recently to talk about their related research topics in a lecture titled “Portraiture and Identity in American Art and Art History,” sponsored by Philadelphia’s University of the Arts. In their talks, the art historian and

UA Art Historian Named to International Editorial Board

Dr. Lucy Curzon has been invited to serve on the Mass Observation Critical Series Editorial Board by Bloomsbury Academic Publishing. Dr. Curzon was selected for this role because of her award-winning monograph, Mass Observation and Visual Culture: Depicting Everyday Lives in Britain (Routledge, 2017). She will join scholars from Canada, the United States and the

Art & Art History Accolades – October 2020

Chris Jordan, associate professor of art, had a cyanotype print, Rhythm Changes, selected for the Francis Thompson Selects exhibition at the Atlanta Photography Group Gallery, Atlanta, Ga., October 17- November 28, 2020.  Jordan’s artwork False Dawn, part of his portfolio of images, Tales of the Observer, was chosen by juror Aline Smithson for the 2020

Art & Art History Accolades – September 2020

Dr. Mina Kim, assistant professor of art history, published “Debating Wang Meng’s (1308-1385) Undated Handscroll: The Continuous Dialogue between Images and Texts in China,” in Misulsahak yŏn’gu (Korean Journal of Art History) 305 in March 2020. Wade MacDonald, assistant professor of art, had an artwork juried into the 28th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National, for

Photography Professor’s Joint Arts, Humanities Project on Climate Change Wins Grant

Assistant Professor Allison Grant is part of a joint project awarded funding support by the Collaborative Arts Research Initiative (CARI), Alabama Life Research Institute, and Office of Research and Economic Development. The project’s review panel called the collaborative work “both timely and significant.” The project, titled “Dangerous Landscapes: Legacies of Nineteenth-Century Progress in the Age

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,

Celestia Morgan Named Postdoctoral Research Associate in the College of Arts and Sciences

UA art instructor and alumna Celestia Morgan has been named one of two postdoctoral research associates in the College of Arts and Sciences for the 2020-2021 academic year. Morgan’s appointment will be in the department of art and art history, where she will develop her ongoing studio research into racial zoning practices and interact regularly

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