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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,

Fellowship Recipient Travels to Chicago for Art History Research

This summer, Dr. Wendy Castenell has been in Chicago researching her latest book project at the Newberry Library and she sent us some photos! Castenell, assistant professor of African American art, won a Short-Term Fellowship from the Newberry Library, sponsored by the Morrison Shearer Foundation. The fellowship supports Dr. Castenell’s research on the Chicago photographer

UA Professor Publishes Research on Chinese Art Educator

Dr. Mina Kim, assistant professor of art history, foundations, published the article “Reinscribing Tradition in Twentieth-century China: A Biographical Sketch of Pan Tianshou (1897-1971).” in the journal Asian Culture 44 (pp. 25-45), in December 2020.  The Chinese painter and art educator she wrote about, Pan Tianshou, was known for promoting Chinese traditional painting in education

UA Art Prof’s Photos Reveal Effect of Community Pollution on Children, Family

As part of the A&S Program for Intensive Research (ASPIRE), Assistant Professor Allison Grant will spend the spring 2021 semester researching and building a body of environmental photography for an upcoming exhibition around the topic of climate change. ASPIRE enables assistant professors in their third year at UA to devote a semester entirely to research.

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 – 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