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Department of Art and Art History

The UAB Department of Art + Art History fosters critical and creative thinking, communication, problem solving and community engagement through our curriculum and programs. We are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, which confirms that our programs meet the highest standards in art and design education. Explore our website to see the numerous ways in which our faculty, students, and community contribute to a vibrant and dynamic culture at UAB, Birmingham, and beyond.

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Faculty Spotlight: Doug Baulos

Announcing: M.A. In Cultural Heritage Studies

Announcing: M.A. In Cultural Heritage Studies

UAB’s Cultural Heritage Studies program—the only professional degree of its kind in the state of Alabama—provides students with an understanding of the relationship between culture, knowledge, and power. The program prepares students to understand, interpret, and promote a broad range of cultural activities, with an emphasis on art and architecture. Students train in heritage interpretation and outreach, promoting community engagement in the process. They develop skills and values pertinent to public history, digital history, museum studies, cultural resource management, and heritage tourism.

Latest News

  • Department of Art and Art History enters a new era in the 501 Building
    For nearly 50 years, many faculty members and students in the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of Art and Art History have called the Humanities Building home.
  • Rheumatologists launch free phone-based app for patients with lupus
    The MyLupus app is a patient-friendly, patient-focused decision-aid tool for people from all backgrounds with moderate to severe lupus.
  • UAB’s 48th Annual Juried Student Exhibition opens Jan. 12 at AEIVA
    This year’s juror is Los Angeles-based artist Amanda Ross-Ho, whose new works will be shown in a companion exhibition.

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