Arts & Community

UAB students in a painting class. The College is the proud home of the arts—music, theatre, and visual—and community engagement. From the departments to the newly opened Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts to the remembrance and celebration of the 1963 civil rights events in Birmingham, the College provides rich experiences and activities for its students and the residents of Birmingham to enjoy.

Illustration of AEIVA.

The Abroms-Engel Institute for Visual Arts

The Abroms-Engel Institute for Visual Arts (AEIVA) is the new home for the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Art and Art History and University Galleries. Its exhibitions, events, and lectures are free and open to the public.
Art events.

Art Events

Events from the Department of Art and Art History, including exhibits, lectures, student exhibitions, performances, and studio demonstrations.

Music performances. Music Performances

Events from the Department of Music, including concerts, symposiums, recitals, master classes, operas, and lectures.

theatre eventsTheatre Events

Events from the Department of Theatre, including performances, acting studios, auditions, and competitions.
Civil Rights icon of two hands shaking.

Civil Rights Remembrance and Celebration

On the 50th anniversary of the transformative civil rights events of 1963, the College of Arts and Sciences remembered and celebrated the past with speakers, film, music, art, and special classes. It was a time to reflect on and rejoice in our shared dreams, to acknowledge the profound changes that nurtured UAB, and to give back to the vibrant city that the College has helped to build.