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Student Art Historians Present Research at URCA 2021 Conference

UA student art historians presented research at The University of Alabama’s 14th annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference (URCA) at the Paul W. Bryant Conference Center in Tuscaloosa on March 31, 2021. This year’s participants had an option to present in person or via video. Junior Aidan Miles-Jamison, who double-majors in art history and

Harrison Awards for Excellence in Art History Research Announced

Winners of the Harrison Award for Excellence in Research have been announced for the 26th Annual Graduate Student Symposium in Art History. Nadia DelMedico, graduate student in art history at The University of Alabama, won first place for her original research on the African American artist Henry Ossawa Tanner. In the essay, “Finding Religion in

New Grad Studios Expand Student Research

This semester, graduate students moved into the new studios, located on Warrior Drive, east of Helen Keller Boulevard on the Partlow campus. The new building expands studio spaces already available to graduate students in the department of art and art history in Woods Hall and the Bureau of Mines buildings. Photos are by senior marketing major

Graduate Students Present Art History, Museum Studies Capstone Projects

Graduate students in art history and museum studies Kathryn Bornhoft, Shannon Walsh, and Meghan Johnson all successfully presented and passed their MA Capstone Projects in November. The students, who presented on Zoom to their faculty committee and fellow students, are all working toward the master of arts degree in art history in “Track 2” of

UA Gallery Announces Black Belt Artist Project Exhibition

The University of Alabama department of art and art history is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition, Black Belt Artist Project–Photography Students of the Department of Art and Art History, Friday, December 4, 2020, at The University of Alabama Gallery, Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center. The public is invited to a “socially-distant” First

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

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

Student Art Historians Present at 2020 URCA Conference

The 13th annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (URCA) Conference at The University of Alabama was scheduled just as the coronavirus epidemic spread around the world in March 2020. The conference moved to an online format as the campus transitioned to remote instruction in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, so that students were still able

Art History Students Explore the AS Williams III Americana Collection

Students in Dr. Lucy Curzon’s class, Photographic Discourse (ARH 400W), recently visited the AS Williams III Americana Collection to examine 19th-century cartes-de-visite, the small albumen print photographs the size of visiting cards that were traded among friends. They became particularly popular in the United States during the Civil War. Curzon’s class was studying them as examples of