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The Collection

The University of Alabama at Birmingham's Permanent Art Collection is comprised of more than 4,000 works of art. This collection encompasses a broad range of artistic disciplines, including painting, sculpture, photography, video and works on paper. Including works from past and present UAB Department of Art and Art History Faculty and distinguished alumni, the collection also includes artists with regional, national and international acclaim as well as many with historical significance of the highest caliber. UAB is the proud home of a sizeable collection of silkscreen prints and polaroids by Andy Warhol as well as works by James Rosenquist, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Christo, Sally Mann, Sue Coe and Pablo Picasso, just to name a few. Newly housed in the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, this collection not only aims to preserve important historical and contemporary works but to provide an accessible and crucial educational tool to our students and the greater Birmingham community.

John Fields
Curator of the UAB Permanent Collection