UAB Department of Art and Art History: BA Art History

BA Art History

As a student of Art History at UAB you will learn visual literacy and critical thinking skills to analyze a wide variety of artifacts from all geographic regions and historic eras, including our own.  By engaging in visual approaches to learning and thinking, Art History prepares students for fulfilling careers in a variety of professional tracks.

Recent graduates have gone on to work in museums, galleries, non-profit organizations, and other cultural institutions, or have pursued further graduate study in art history, arts education, historic preservation, arts management, and library science.

Important area resources for art history students include the Abroms-Engel Institute for Visual Arts, the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Westervelt-Warner Museum of American Art, and numerous local and regional art spaces and galleries. The department also maintains a regular program of visiting artists, scholars, and critics.

The libraries of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, the Birmingham Public Library, and the Birmingham Museum of Art hold more than 75,000 art volumes and subscribe to more than 300 fine arts periodicals. The Slide Library has a collection of over 86,000 slides.

The Birmingham Museum of Art is a major regional museum with comprehensive collections of Asian art, American and Contemporary art, and eighteenth-century painting and Decorative arts. The Birmingham Museum of Art, the archives and historical collections of the Birmingham Public Library, and the collection of the Gulf States Paper Corporation are valuable resources for students.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE BA IN ART HISTORY // 
CONTACT THE ART HISTORY FACULTY: CATHLEEN CUMMINGS,  JESSICA DALLOWHEATHER MCPHERSON,  NOA TUREL
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