student research

Graduate Student, Faculty Present Research at SECAC

Students, faculty and alumni of the UA department of art and art history presented current research at SECAC in October, the annual meeting of one of the largest art conferences of its kind in the US. This year’s meeting was held in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Most notably, graduate student Faith Barringer presented her research, “The Progression

Adventures in Spain

“A transformation happens when students study abroad. They’re able to see the world in new ways, and the work that they start producing afterwards is always remarkable.” – Professor Jason Guynes Twenty students – 13 studio art or art history majors and seven from other majors – had the time of their lives in May

UA Studio Art Clubs Feature Campus-Wide Artwork

The UA Department of Art and Art History presents an exhibition of artwork by members of our student art clubs in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery, October 10-25, 2019. Members of the General Art Club, Crimson Clay and the Alabama Print & Book Group – undergrad and graduate students from a variety of majors across campus –

Not the Usual Lecture Hall: Spain is the Art Students’ Classroom

For the first time in recent memory, students in The University of Alabama’s art and art history department are studying abroad in Spain. For two weeks in May, 20 students will travel throughout the country, from Madrid to Barcelona, touring the famous art collections, sculptures, museums, architecture and buildings of Spain as they’re taught its

UA Art Historians to Host National Graduate Student Conference

The Department of Art and Art History is pleased to host the 24th Annual Graduate Student Symposium in Art History on March 1, 2019, in the Bryant Conference Center on UA campus. Dr. Catherine Zuromskis, associate professor of fine art at RIT, will present the keynote address at 4:15 p.m., titled, “Feeling History: Evidence, Affect, and the Visual Culture

Reed O’Mara Researches the Uta Codex

New graduate student in art history Reed O’Mara has hit the ground running. This May, she presented her research titled “The Geometry of the Co-eternal Word in the Uta Codex,” at a special session for undergraduates at the 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the world’s largest annual gatherings of medieval scholars.

Student-curated Exhibition Showcases Artists of Color

University of Alabama students under the direction of Assistant Professor Wendy Castenell have curated an exhibition for the Paul R. Jones Museum titled Color by Color, opening May 4 with a First Friday reception in the downtown museum from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The exhibition runs through June 29. In the exhibition text greeting

“Utterly Useless” Digital Media Art Exhibition

You’re invited to enjoy some “utterly useless” creative digital media explorations from the Department of Art and Art History! On Tuesday evening, April 24, from 7:30 to 9:00 pm, digital media students in Assistant Professor Jane Cassidy’s Digital Art Seminar, will screen several fascinating works of digital art. Dubbing themselves at semester’s end, “The Utterly Useless,”

Senior Art History Major Receives Randall Research Award

Senior art history major Nadia DelMedico received the Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award from President Bell during ceremonies April 4, 2018, on UA campus. DelMedico received the award as the result of her work, mentored by Dr. Rachel Stephens, on the history of slavery on the UA campus.  In the spring of 2017, DelMedico, who