Department of Art and Art History

A&S in the News: February 11-17, 2018

Opera Theatre Orchestra, opera team up for Valentine’s show: Tuscaloosa News – Feb. 12 As symbols of love, diamonds display facets. Like life, they derive from carbon, trapped under extreme heat and pressure, but once stabilized — metastabilized, in fact — to equilibrium, they’re among the toughest substances in the world … John Lennon and Paul… Read more »

A&S in the News: February 4-10, 2018

Dance Alabama! Dance Alabama! Film Festival makes an encore: Crimson White – Feb. 5 The second annual Dance Alabama! Film Festival will be held Wednesday, Feb. 7 in the Ferguson Theater at 7 p.m. The festival will serve as the premiere for 10 short films of dance produced by students working across multiple mediums. Each piece… Read more »

UA Professor Receives Book Award

From the February 2018 Desktop News | Dr. Lucy Curzon, an associate professor in the Department of Art and Art History, has received a national award for her book, Mass-Observation and Visual Culture: Depicting Everyday Lives in Britain. Curzon’s book won the Historians of British Art Book Prize for best book published in 2016, receiving the top… Read more »

A&S in the News: January 21-27, 2018

Performing Arts Center Campus sees progress for the performing arts: Crimson White – Jan. 21 The University of Alabama is in the final stage of planning a $60 million state-of-the-art performing arts center for the Department of Theatre and Dance. The Department of Theatre and Dance currently performs and rehearses in Rowand-Johnson Hall. The building holds… Read more »

A&S in the News: January 14-20, 2018

T.R.M. Howard On Martin Luther King’s birthday, remember also T.R.M. Howard: Washington Examiner – Jan. 15 As we mark Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday on Jan. 15, we should acknowledge the unsung contributions of earlier activists. Few deserve recognition more, or have received less, than Dr. T.R.M. Howard. (David T. Beito is a professor of history… Read more »

A&S in the News: January 7-13, 2018

Paul R. Jones Museum Elementary students to showcase art at UA’s Paul R. Jones Museum: Alabama News Center – Jan. 7 Fifteen students from Arcadia Elementary School will display their artwork alongside pieces from the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama’s Paul R. Jones Museum from Jan. 10 to Feb…. Read more »

Where Art and Science Meet

Though Dr. Juan Lopez-Bautista, a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, completed his graduate and doctoral degrees in biology more than 15 years ago, he is far from done with his formal education. Back in the classroom as a master’s student once more, Lopez-Bautista is now studying abstract painting in UA’s Department of Art… Read more »

Art Student Interns at the Met Cloisters in New York

From the August 2017 Desktop News | University of Alabama rising senior Sommer Hallquist was selected for a highly competitive summer internship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Cloisters in New York City. The Met Cloisters is a museum specializing in medieval art, architecture, and gardens, and it is a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art…. Read more »

A&S in the News: July 30-August 5, 2017

Healthcare Protest UA instructor watches healthcare vote: NBC 13 (Birmingham) – July 30 A University of Alabama instructor stayed awake until the early morning hours watching that vote on the Senate floor. Just last week, University of Alabama Global Studies Instructor Frannie James was arrested in Washington during a healthcare protest. Tonight, she feels relief. Summer… Read more »