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UA Art Historian Awarded Top Fellowship

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

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 Selected in Two National Competitions

Work by Assistant Professor Allison Grant was recently chosen for Atlanta Photography Group’s exhibition, PORTFOLIO 2020, juried by Sarah Kennel, photography curator of the High Museum of Art. “Eight exceptional artists were chosen to represent the best of contemporary photography from a national call for entries,” according to the website. Grant’s work is featured here

Art Historian Presents Grant-Winning VR Project

In May, Dr. Jennifer Feltman presented her project, “Experiencing Gothic: A VR Cathedral for Middle Schoolers,” at the 2020-21 Whiting Foundation Fellows Convening Meeting in New York City via Zoom. Feltman was awarded a 2020-21 Whiting Foundation Public Engagement Seed Grant to partner with teachers and digital media experts to build a virtual reality experience

Grad Student Wins Award for Original Research and “Deep Understanding” of Topic

Graduate student in art history Faith Barringer was awarded the S. Eric Molin Prize for the best presentation by a graduate student at the 2019 annual meeting of the East Central American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (EC/ASECS) in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Barringer won the award for her paper “The Coquette, the Libertine and Fragonard: An

Art & Art History Accolades – March 2020

Nic Tisdale, full-time instructor, had a print selected in an international juried exhibition, Ink Matters, at the Indiana University’s IU Kokomo Downtown Gallery, March 6-21, 2020. Dr. Jennifer Feltman, assistant professor in the department of art and art history, was awarded a 2020-21 Whiting Foundation Public Engagement Seed Grant. Read more about this innovative educational

UA Art History Professor Wins Grant to Make a Virtual Reality Gothic Cathedral for Alabama Middle-Schoolers

The humanities are more than a set of subjects like history, literature and philosophy; they are also a way of solving urgent problems. When they step beyond the walls of a university, the humanities can enrich public life in unique and vital ways. UA assistant professor of art history Dr. Jennifer Feltman was awarded a

UA Art Historian Presents Research in Madrid, Spain

In January, Dr. Tanja Jones, associate professor of art history, was invited to present a paper in Madrid at the conference Dialogues in the Late Medieval Mediterranean: Methodological Encounters and (Dis)Encounters. Jones presented “Early Cast Portrait Medals: Exchange, Mobility, Diplomacy,” in a panel, Borrowings and Dialogues between East and West. “My paper, Jones said, “addressed

UA Art Historians Present Scholarly Research in Chicago

UA art history faculty presented their research at the 108th CAA Annual Conference in snowy Chicago in February. Dr. Mina Kim presented “Korean Artist, Jung Yeondoo: The Coexistence of Reality and Fantasy” in the session Resonating Reality: ARTISTS in AR/VR. Dr. Rachel Stephens presented “Selling Andrew Jackson: Ralph E. W. Earl’s Portrait Project,” in the