Transformative. Illuminating. Promoting lifelong learning. These are but a few of the ways the Department of Art and Art History enriches the lives of our students, faculty, the Birmingham community and beyond. The Department of Art and Art History (DAAH) at UAB has the support of an urban cultural arts district built upon the foundation and support of our alumni, foundations, community partners, and Friends of the Art and Art History Department.

Donors to the Department of Art and Art History help provide a transformational experience of the arts, unlike any other institution. With premier facilities, interdisciplinary connections committed faculty, and outstanding community partnerships that provide unique experiential-based learning for students, the Department of Art and Art History is steadily evolving to be one of the best art and art history departments in the Southeast.

Gifts to the Department of Art and Art History will help build and sustain an extraordinary training ground for artists across media and the scholars and thinkers who examine, interpret, and advance their work. The generous support of many has helped make UAB’s Department of Art and Art History the vibrant source of art, inspiration, and culture it is today.

The Department of Art and Art History and UAB's College of Arts and Sciences could not do what we do without your support. You can contribute to the Department of Art and Art History in a number of ways:

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Judy Abroms Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Art and Art History

The Judy Abroms Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Art and Art History is named in memory of Judy Abroms a longtime friend and support of the Arts at UAB. This scholarship will assist a sophomore or junior enrolled in UAB Department of Art and Art History.

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John Dillon Endowed Scholarship for Printmaking

The Dillon Scholarship is awarded to a Studio Art major with an emphasis in Printmaking. The Scholarship was created through the generous donations of friends, colleagues, students and former students of Professor John Dillon, who taught Printmaking within the Department from 1972 to 1997.

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Edith Harker Frohock Memorial Scholarship for Studio Art

The Frohock Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a junior Studio Art major at the beginning of the fall term. The Scholarship was created by the family and friends of the late Edith Harker Frohock, Professor of Art at UAB.

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Hugh S. Gainer and Anna Simmons Gainer Endowed Eminent Scholarship in Art and Art History

The Hugh S. Gainer and Anna Simmons Gainer Endowed Eminent Scholarship in Art and Art History is awarded to a deserving undergraduate student pursuing a major in Art History and provides support to students for whom affordability may be an obstacle, and who might otherwise be unable to attend UAB. The scholarship is endowed by Hugh S. Gainer and Anna Simmons Gainer.

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Janice Kluge/Cam Langley Endowed Scholarship

The Kluge/Langley Scholarship is open to art majors in any concentration. The scholarship is awarded from the endowment created by former UAB Sculpture Professor Janice Kluge, husband Cam Langley, and their family and friends.

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Betty Loeb Endowed Scholarship for Painting

The Betty Loeb Scholarship for Painting is awarded to a student demonstrating strong talent in the area of Painting. The award is granted by an endowment created by Ms. Betty Loeb.

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Dr. Clyde Oyster Scholarship for Painting

The Dr. Clyde Oyster Scholarship for Painting is named in memory of Dr. Clyde Oyster an accomplished faculty member in the UAB School of Optometry. Both Dr. Oyster and his wife, Dr. Ellen Takahashi, had a passion for painting and art. This scholarship will assist deserving paint students with preference given to those students with intermediate or advanced levels of painting experience.

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John Schnorrenberg Endowed Scholarship for Art History

The Schnorrenberg Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student in Art History. The Scholarship was created by the family and friends of John M. Schnorrenberg, Professor Emeritus of Art History at UAB.

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Ellen Shizuko Takahashi Endowed Award Fund for Painting

The Ellen Shizuko Takahashi Award for Painting is awarded to a student demonstrating talent in the area of Painting. The award is granted from an endowment created by the family and friends of the late Ellen Shizuko Takahashi, Professor in the Department of Physiological Optics at UAB.

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Bernice C. Thomas Endowed Scholarship in Studio Art and Art History

The Bernice C. Thomas Scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in Studio Art or Art History, preferably from under-represented, low-income, and minority populations. Mr. Cleophus Thomas, Jr., and Dr. Carla N. Thomas created the endowed scholarship in honor of the life and legacy of Ms. Bernice C. Thomas.

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Dr. Klaus Urban Endowed Scholarship for Graduate Studies in Art History

The Klaus Urban Scholarship is awarded to a graduate student in Art History, from the income of an endowment created by Ms. Melissa Ann Campbell in honor of the life and legacy of Dr. Klaus Urban.

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Marie Weaver/Steve Harvey Scholar for Graphic Design

The Weaver/Harvey Scholarship is awarded to a studio art major with an emphasis in graphic design, from the endowment created by former UAB Graphic Design Professor Marie Weaver, Steve Harvey and their family and friends.

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Department of Art and Art History Friends Advisory Gift Account

The DAAH Friends Advisory Gift Account funds the visiting artist and scholar series, departmental outreach, and special programming.

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Department of Art and Art History General Fund

The DAAH General Fund provides support for the visiting artist and scholar series, special studio and classroom equipment, faculty travel and research, student projects, and departmental outreach and programming.

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Ready to give more?

There are many ways you can make a substantial and lasting contribution to the success of our students. You could endow a named professorship or student scholarship, or even adopt a research studio. Please contact Camille Epps at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (205) 996-2154 to discuss the possibilities.