In Attendance: Selections from the AEIVA Collection

June 1 - August 4

Inspired by Carlos Rolon’s return visit, In Attendance: Selections from the AEIVA Collection features work by visiting artists at UAB over the years. Artists included are Peter Voulkos, Christo, Leonard Nimoy, John Waters, Peter Halley and others.

The UAB Department of Art and Art History’s Visiting Artist and Scholar Series, along with AEIVA’s guest artists and lecturers provide students, faculty and the Birmingham community with direct exposure to national and internationally known artists and scholars. In addition to the public programming, visiting artists and scholars regularly engage with students through seminars, workshops, and critiques.

Each artwork on display was acquired as a direct result of visiting artist programs at UAB. In Attendance highlights the importance of the relationships formed through these types of interactions and the long-lasting educational and cultural value of the artist’s presence.

Untitled by Peter Voulkos and Mein Kölner Dom by ChristoChristo, Mein Kölner Dom, 1992; Hand wrapped collaged lithograph with fabric, twine, and map; Purchased with the Visual Arts Gallery Purchase Fund from Private Contributions; Collection of the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, UAB (left); Peter Voulkos, Untitled, 1974; Ceramic, Gift of the Artist; Collection of the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, UAB (right)