BirminghamThe creative experience in the Department of Art and Art History is an outcome of a unique place. Birmingham is one of the largest manufacturing, banking, business and medical hubs in the southeast. Birmingham is also a vibrant community of artists, musicians, creators and entrepreneurs. Situated at this crossroads our students have access to an array of resources, opportunities and partnerships. We work closely with local museums, galleries, design firms and businesses to offer internships and collaborative projects. The city is culturally diverse, surrounded by restaurants, entertainment venues, galleries, theatre, shopping, one-of-a-kind events and local traditions.
THE DEPARTMENT OF ART & ART HISTORY FACULTY & STUDENTS ACTIVELY WORK WITH THE FOLLOWING LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS //
"AIGA advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage and vital cultural force. As the largest community of design advocates, we bring together practitioners, enthusiasts, and patrons to amplify the voice of design and create the vision for a collective future."
ALY STEPHENS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
"UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center is committed to presenting the best in all genres of the performing arts while curating innovative arts experiences and nurturing creativity."
"Beta pictoris gallery / Maus Contemporary is a contemporary art gallery and space dedicated to supporting creativity with a focus on experimental and issue-driven works."
BIRMINGHAM MUSEUM OF ART
"The Birmingham Museum of Art, one of the finest regional museums in the United States, houses a diverse collection of more than 25,000 paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, and decorative arts dating from ancient to modern times. The collection presents a rich panorama of cultures, featuring the Museum’s extensive holdings of Asian, European, American, African, Pre-Columbian, and Native American art."
"REV Birmingham (REV) revitalizes places and energizes business to create vibrancy in the City of Birmingham."
"Sloss Furnaces produced iron for nearly 90 years, which gave rise to the city of Birmingham, AL. Now recognized as a National Historic Landmark, Sloss Furnaces with its web of pipes and tall smokestacks offers us a glimpse into the great industrial past of the South and our nation."
SPACE ONE ELEVEN
"Space One Eleven is a visual arts nonprofit founded in Birmingham, Alabama in 1986. Our mission is to provide professional opportunities for artists, create a forum for public understanding of contemporary art, and offer arts education to area youth."
STUDIO BY THE TRACKS
"Studio By The Tracks (SBTT) is a non-profit organization formed in 1989 to provide free art classes to emotionally conflicted children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other mental illnesses. SBTT maintains a focused, energized atmosphere that provides our students a haven in which to create. We encourage a supportive and non-judgmental climate necessary to nurture creative abilities, enhance self-esteem and explore alternative ways of coping with emotional and physical conflict."
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