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Ph.D. Student Organizes Art Exhibition to Explore Forms of War

Desktop News | February 2023 “The Arts of War: The Hearts of War” is a thought-provoking and introspective display of works that explore the various forms of conflict and war that we experience in our daily lives. The exhibit is based on the idea that war is everywhere, both in the larger global context and in smaller, personal conflicts.   The exhibit features work from a broad range of artists, including students, veterans and a prisoner to showcase the different perspectives […]

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University Gallery Features Influential African American Photographer

A black and white photo of the Tuskegee Airwomen with a plane.

From the February 2020 Desktop News | The University Gallery is celebrating the legacy of Alabama-born photographer P.H. Polk with an exhibit featuring enlarged and reproduced versions of his original works. Polk, one of the first African American photographers to gain national acclaim, was known for shooting his subjects in a strong shadow with sharp detail without compromising their integrity. His subjects include everyone from Martin Luther King, Jr. and Langston Hughes to the working-classes families who lived in the […]

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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 showcases approximately 30 works by African American printmakers, photographers, and painters in order to explore the ways Black liberation has and has not been achieved […]

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Virtual Reality Sandbox

Dr. Sagy Cohen doing a demonstration in the sandbox.

[youtube] 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 the Department of Geography, said. “But in my field—and even for people who like hiking or hunting—reading topographical maps is still a very […]

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Digitizing Social Justice

“‘To See Justice Done’: Letters from the Scottsboro Trials,” is a new online database, showcasing primary resources from the Scottsboro Trials.

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 17 boxes of letters, postcards, telegrams, petitions, and resolutions sent to Alabama Governor Benjamin Meeks Miller regarding the 1930s Scottsboro Trials—and last month her work […]

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Student Sculpture Exhibited at UA Gallery’s BFA Show

Tuscaloosa, Ala. —Bachelor of Fine Arts students Kat Bornhoft and Graham Harrison will showcase their sculptures at The University of Alabama Gallery in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center in downtown Tuscaloosa Nov. 1–30. A free, public reception will be held Friday, Nov. 4 at 5 p.m. Bornhoft, who presented a 3D printed piece as a part of the gallery’s EnterConnect show in 2014 and the 2016 Annual BFA Juried Exhibition, will be featuring mixed-media sculptures that explore the relationship […]

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A&S in the News – October 7-13

Fresh take jazzes up venerable Shakespeare play Tuscaloosa News – Oct. 8 Performances of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” are always games of expectation: What fresh take on “To be or not to be” can possibly exist under the sun? Seth Panitch’s production of “Hamlet” at the University of Alabama this week does not disappoint on this score. Setting the play in the 1950s of Greenwich Village, Panitch pits Hamlet’s tortured soliloquies against the stylings of original songs by Tuscaloosa musician Nick […]

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Professor Brings Cuban Art to Alabama

Aliosky García Sosa's woodcut print "Tu Propio Cielo" (Your Own Sky).

From the May 2016 Desktop News |When art and art history assistant professor and printmaker Sarah Marshall went to Cuba for the first time, she was there to make books. But when she saw the talent of the traditional printmakers there, she wanted to bring that influence back to the states—helping the Cuban printmakers build a name for themselves internationally while exposing the UA community to new artists and styles. The result of her efforts was the first-ever exhibit of […]

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