Category: Exhibits & Gallery Shows

Exhibits & Gallery Shows News

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 the UA faculty since 1999 and is no stranger to having his sculptures displayed outdoors. Woods Quad, for instance, has been home to many of […]

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UA’s Art Galleries Open Exhibits

From the January 2014 Desktop News | The University of Alabama’s two art galleries in downtown Tuscaloosa will kick off the new year with exhibitions of historic photographs and modern art. The Paul R. Jones Gallery will hold its first exhibit Jan.10-Feb. 21, featuring photographs on loan from the Morgan County Archives that document the 1933 retrial of one of Alabama’s “Scottsboro Boys.” Last year, faculty and students in the College worked together to help facilitate historic legislation that would […]

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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 the Department of Theatre and Dance, where he witnessed final preparations for Collaborama!, an interdisciplinary performance and showcase. The Dec. 5 performance featured collaborative work […]

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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 participating in a 3-D design course taught for both art and engineering majors. “Visitors to the show will see artwork made by students from a […]

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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 contemporary assumptions about race, power, history, and healing as it carries the reader from the American South to West Africa. Wrinkle paired each of her […]

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Creatively Speaking

Art Night fosters UA, local arts communities For the September Art Night, the first of the 2013 fall semester, artists flocked to campus for an energizing get-together with food and camaraderie. “I’m excited to see who’s going to come tonight,” said UA student Sarah Austin as early arrivals began filtering in. Since 2003, Art Night has served as a monthly gathering where artists and art lovers view, present, discuss, and sometimes create art and crafts. The event takes place at […]

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New UA Gallery Opens with Rug Exhibit

Gallery Part of Tuscaloosa’s New Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center From the August 2013 Desktop News | The University of Alabama has opened a new gallery in Downtown Tuscaloosa that will provide a public showcase for UA collections, artifacts, and art. Part of the new Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center (CAC), the gallery is the culmination of collaborative efforts between the University, The Arts and Humanities Council of Tuscaloosa, and the City of Tuscaloosa. It will be managed by the College of […]

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Bracero Exhibit Highlights Immigrant Issues

Smithsonian Guest Worker Exhibit Displayed at UA From the 2013 Celebrating Excellence | Immigration has been on the minds of many in Alabama since the passage of Alabama’s House Bill 56, regarded as the nation’s strictest anti-illegal immigration legislation. In the discipline of American studies, however, immigration is an enduring theme and, in the College’s Department of American Studies, Latino immigration and culture is a particular academic strength. Because of that strength, the department and UA became one of only two sites […]

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Reciprocity in Art

Photography Students Draw Inspiration from Jones Collection Students in Christopher Jordan’s digital photography class borrowed a technique from musical composition to create art that turns the notion of the artist and the audience into a back-and-forth exchange. “’Call and response’ refers to a compositional tactic where one line of music, perhaps a bit of melody, is played in direct response to another,” Jordan explains. “This implies a dialog, a conversation.” Students in Jordan’s advanced digital photography class used this notion […]

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Migration/s Exhibit Used as Interdisciplinary Learning Experience

From the March 2013 Desktop News | “Migration/s,” a collaborative exhibition featuring works in the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art at The University of Alabama, opens this month at the Paul R. Jones Gallery of Art in downtown Tuscaloosa and will be on display until April 19. The exhibit, part of a semester-long exploration of the theme of migration, investigates how artists have reflected upon the history of African American experiences in the wake of the Great Migration, as well as […]

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