The Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA) opened in January 2014 as UAB’s dynamic institute of visual art, serving as a cultural gateway between the UAB campus and the broader Birmingham community. AEIVA provides UAB students, faculty, and staff as well as the broader Birmingham and Southeastern community an opportunity to engage with art and artists of regional, national, and international significance and serves as a dynamic nexus for the intersection of art and ideas. AEIVA is committed to presenting exhibitions and programs that explore diverse cultural, social, and aesthetic approaches to art and that facilitate engaged discussions about social, cultural, historical, and aesthetic issues through the direct experience of art.
The facility is named for lead donors Hal and Judy Abroms, as well as Ruth and the late Marvin Engel. Los Angeles-based architect Randall Stout designed the building. Hoar Construction oversaw the construction of the building. “AEIVA creates a dynamic indoor and outdoor public space that physically and visually connect with the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center across the street,” said UAB President Ray L. Watts, M.D.
AEIVA is located at:
1221 10th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35205