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Sarah Moody Gallery of Art

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103 Garland Hall, 700 Capstone Drive
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States

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About the exhibition: Contemporary art is not unlike planet earth in that it also survives opposing forces, resulting in a wobble effect, scientifically known as axial precession. Artists inherently produce differing “gravitational pulls” which manifest in diverse cultural aesthetics. This exhibition from the SMGA Permanent Collection bears this out, as one can experience a broad range of expression and sensibilities in the featured works. This fall exhibition installation will change and evolve throughout the semester. The Permanent Collection dates to the 1950s and currently numbers over 1,600 works of modern and contemporary art by international, national and regional artists.

Visiting the Gallery during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Interior of the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art. Sculptures from “Anthology: Sculpture and Drawings” by Ann Norton.

The SMGA is an essential part of the education and development of UA students and our community. The gallery will open to the public with reduced capacity on September 14, 2020, for our rotating fall exhibition. Visitors must wear face coverings inside the gallery and maintain a minimum distance of six feet from others. The gallery is limited to fifteen (15) visitors at a time. Have questions or need assistance? Call (205) 348-1891.

Admission to the gallery is free.

Hours are Tuesday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00-4:30 p.m.

Information about visitor parking is available on the UA parking services website. Parking is free on campus in a legal space after business hours. For more information, contact the gallery at (205) 348-1891.

Current and Past Exhibitions in the Gallery

About the Gallery

The Sarah Moody Gallery of Art at The University of Alabama presents a year-round schedule of changing exhibitions devoted to contemporary art, including works from the Permanent Collection. The gallery, located in Garland Hall, provides artistic and cultural enrichment for the university and West Alabama communities and is committed to representing a diverse range of artistic practices primarily through exhibition and lectureship.

Exhibits and lectures complement degree programs and courses provided by the Department of Art and Art History expressing diversity in visual arts, design, the history of art, and culture. Unique opportunities to experience the visual arts in a professional museum setting connect audiences with regional, national and international exhibitions.

The Permanent Collection

Since 1950, the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, supported by The University of Alabama’s College of Arts and Sciences, has collected works on paper, photography, prints, paintings, and small sculpture. The gallery regularly presents exhibitions from this Permanent Collection. Learn more about the Permanent Collection.


Funding support for the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art comes from the department of art and art history and the College of Arts and Sciences. Additional support comes from the Farley Moody Galbraith Endowed Exhibition Fund.

Gallery Staff

William T. Dooley, Director
Vicki Rial, Exhibitions Coordinator

News & Exhibitions

View press releases and news articles about the gallery.

Browse an archive of past exhibitions held at the SMGA. 

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