Department of Art and Art History

UA Launches K-12 Fellows Program

From the October 2014 edition of Desktop News | Fifty art students from Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School and Westlawn Middle School visited The University of Alabama’s Paul R. Jones Gallery of Art on Oct. 8 and 9 as part of the gallery’s inaugural K-12 Fellows program. There was a student-assisted ribbon-cutting at the… Read more »

Woods Quad Sculpture Garden Opens

From the August 2014 Desktop News | Woods Quad has long been home to students filling sketchbooks and lounging between classes. Now, thanks to a recently completed renovation, it will serve as the University’s outdoor sculpture garden, featuring work by faculty and the very same students who call the quad “home.” A dedication ceremony for… Read more »

UA in the Birmingham Museum of Art

From the March 2014 Desktop News | Ten towering aluminum sculptures made from some 11,000 individual squares that evoke a patchwork design are on display at the Birmingham Museum of Art’s outdoor sculpture gallery, works created by Craig Wedderspoon, associate professor in the Department of Art and Art History. Wedderspoon has been a part of… Read more »

Collaborama Event Highlights Writing, Dance, Arts

Charlotte Olson, a junior dance major from Jasper, Ind., wrote the winning entry in this fall’s “Class with the Dean” social media contest, which asked students to tell the dean about their favorite class in the College of Arts and Sciences. Dean Bob Olin accompanied Olson to Associate Professor Sarah Barry’s undergraduate choreography class in… Read more »

Art Support Fund Established by Jack Drake

Russell J. “Jack” Drake of Birmingham has contributed $10,000 to establish The Russell J. Drake Endowed Support Fund, which will be used to support operating expenses in the Department of Art and Art History. Drake is a 1969 graduate of The University of Alabama School of Law. He serves on both the Paul Jones Advisory… Read more »

Rutledge Contributes More Than $18,000 to Painting Scholarship in Honor of Parents

Jerry Otwell Rutledge of West Hollywood, Calif. has contributed more than $18,500 to the Vernon and Eugenia Rutledge Endowed Painting Scholarship. The scholarship, established in 2009 to honor his parents, provides scholarships to students majoring in studio art with a concentration in painting in the Department of Art and Art History. Rutledge, a 1963 graduate… Read more »

Art and Technology Shine at Exhibit

From the November 2013 Desktop News | Student works created using new media technologies will be the focus of the exhibit, “[ENTER]Connect,” which will be on display at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center until Nov. 22. The artworks, which use techniques such as 3-D printing, 3-D scanning, microcontrollers and projection mapping, are a result of students… Read more »

Cultural Arts Center Gallery Unveils Next Exhibition

The next exhibition in The University of Alabama Gallery in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, “Wash by Margaret Wrinkle: Seeing Across the Divide,” features a series of photographs taken by Wrinkle at slavery-related sites throughout the South while researching her critically acclaimed novel, “Wash.” Published by Grove/Atlantic, Wrinkle’s novel “Wash” reexamines American slavery in ways that challenge many… Read more »

College Alumna’s Artwork Displayed

From the October 2013 Desktop News | Woods Quad on the UA campus now boasts a fifth large-scale outdoor sculpture courtesy of artist Lindsay Jones Lindsey, a 2012 graduate of the Department of Art and Art History. The piece is a six-and-a-half foot sculpture depicting a Fibonacci spiral with an exposed stainless steel skeleton and is part… Read more »