Exhibits & Gallery Shows

Guest Curator and UA Faculty Open “Freedom?” at Paul R. Jones Gallery

From the January 2017 Desktop News | The University of Alabama’s Black Faculty and Staff Association recently joined with Brooklyn-based curator Dalila Scruggs to create a new, long-term exhibition at the Paul R. Jones Gallery in downtown Tuscaloosa. The exhibit, titled “Freedom? Selections from the Paul R. Jones Collection,” runs from Jan. 23 to April 28 and… Read more »

Virtual Reality Sandbox

From the November 2016 Desktop News | The newest interactive exhibit at the Alabama Museum of Natural History  is part sandbox, part Xbox, and it’s teaching students of all ages about topography, flood hazards, and watersheds. “With Google maps and other applications, people aren’t used to reading paper maps anymore,” Dr. Sagy Cohen, a professor in… Read more »

Digitizing Social Justice

From the November 2016 Desktop News | Margaret Sasser, a 2014 alumna, spent one summer during her Master’s program digging through archives at the Alabama Department of Archives and History in Montgomery, Alabama. She had been hired by Dr. Ellen Spears, an associate professor in New College and the Department of American Studies, to sort through roughly… Read more »

Exhibition Emphasizes Handmade Artwork

The new installation of Wellness Walls for Art, More Quilting, Carving, and Printing Too!, features the combined themes of quilting, carving and printmaking with new work from the West Alabama Quilters Guild, poster artist Isadora Bullock and selected letterpress posters by Amos Kennedy. The exhibition runs through January 14, 2016, at the University Medical Center,… Read more »

The Life of a Costume

From the September 2015 Desktop News | Research, sketches, mock-ups, photographs and actual costumes curated by The University of Alabama’s Donna Meester will be displayed Sept. 4-25 at UA’s Gallery in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center in downtown Tuscaloosa. The exhibit, “The Life of a Costume: From Page to Stage,” provides a glimpse into… Read more »