Large studio spaces, additional exhibition and travel funding, and a robust visiting artist and scholar program help students lay the groundwork for a lifelong art practice.
North America’s Largest Cave Art Discovered in Alabama
The cave is so shallow that the artists would not have been able to see the drawings in their entirety, meaning they worked from their imaginations.
The Search for Artifacts Aboard Clotilda, the Last American Slave Ship
A team of archaeologists is hoping to recover barrels, casks, bags, and even DNA traces of enslaved people.
An Alabama Quilting Collective Receives $250K to Build a Museum
The Freedom Quilting Bee Legacy, a nonprofit in Alabama, has received a grant from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation and Community Partnership.
Jordan Eagles Critiques Medical Prejudice Against Queer Men Using Blood and Nostalgia
Can You Save Superman? II explores the politics of blood donation and the residual ignorance surrounding HIV/AIDS.
An Anti-Racist Group Is Holding a Confederate Monument for Ransom
The group has pledged to turn a monument to Jefferson Davis “into a toilet” unless the United Daughters of the Confederacy meets its demands.
Alabama Bill Could Prohibit Adding Historical Context to Confederate Monuments
A proposed amendment could make it illegal to put up signs offering historical context on the site of Confederate statues and other monuments.
A New Resource Center Opens in Gee’s Bend, Home to Famous Quiltmakers
The Gee’s Bend Resource Center will serve one of the most under-resourced communities in Alabama, providing free internet, and assistance with voter registration and census participation.
1930s Slave Murals in Alabama Could Be Removed After Petition Gains Steam
Imagine walking into a courthouse for jury duty and finding yourself surrounded by scenes depicting your enslaved ancestors. That’s what many black people in Jefferson County, Alabama, have been experiencing for the past eight decades.
From the Deep South, an Overlooked Chapter in Art History
ATLANTA — Is Bill Arnett enjoying the last laugh?