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Displaying items by tag: Department of Art and Art History

December 11, 2013

Flow of Ideas

Can graphic design save a river—and a region? Doug Barrett, M.F.A., UAB assistant professor of graphic design in the Department of Art and Art History, and his students have laid out a plan to do just that, creating logos, brochures, signage, and more to draw attention to the Cahaba River and surrounding communities.
November 12, 2014

Secrets In Stone

Dr. Cathleen Cummings, Associate Professor of Art History, is featured in UAB Magazine this month for her work decoding religious carvings on the eight-century Virupaksha Temple in Pattadakal, India.
Inspired by and in collaboration with Birmingham artist Carrie Bloomston’s Happy Flag Project, the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Art and Art History is creating a community prayer flag installation to celebrate the Dalai Lama’s visit to Birmingham.
The first book by University of Alabama at Birmingham Associate Professor of Art History Cathleen Cummings, M.A., Ph.D., “Decoding a Hindu Temple: Royalty and Religion in the Iconographic Program of the Virupaksha Temple, Pattadakal,” has been published.
Artist, art historian and curator Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi, Ph.D., has been selected for the 2014 Edward M. and Hermione C. Friend Lecture at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18.
Rapid Fire, a gathering of artists and thinkers designed to help build community and foster dialogue, will be hosted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Art and Art History on Friday, Sept. 5.
Two buildings on the University of Alabama at Birmingham campus will be covered with giant swathes of colorful fabric for a large-scale art installation by New York City-based artist Amanda Browder titled “Magic Chromacity.”
Birmingham artist and University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Art and Art History alumna Celestia Morgan will have two photographic works in “State of the Art: Discovering American Artists Now,” an exhibition presented by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
A group of 50 rising ninth- and 10th-graders from Woodlawn High School will enjoy an early college experience at the University of Alabama at Birmingham through the Summer Bridge Program from July 28-31.
June 13, 2014

What Makes Art, Art?

Students in the Department of Art and Art History experimented with alternative materials in their recent project, Source Material.
See sculpture and installations created with materials not commonly found in the art studio during a one-night-only exhibition Wednesday, June 18, presented by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Art and Art History.
Tickets go on sale June 16 for just-announced summer and fall 2014 shows presented by the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center. For tickets, a copy of The Center Magazine or more information, call 205-975-2787 or visit www.AlysStephens.org.
A design by University of Alabama at Birmingham student Hannah Rettig will adorn a refurbished school bus, essentially a mobile classroom, that will travel Woodlawn neighborhoods providing information and services to parents and children in an effort to help increase student success in school.
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