American Art Scholar Tom Armstrong Gives Lecture at UA

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – American art scholar Tom Armstrong will present “Abstraction and American Folk Art” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6 in the Huey Recital Hall of the Moody Music Building on The University of Alabama campus.

Armstrong recently authored “An American Odyssey: The Warner Collection of American Fine and Decorative Arts,” a text that investigates the collection of the Westervelt-Warner Museum of Young America in Tuscaloosa.

He has had a long and distinguished career in the museum field, serving as director at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection in Williamsburg, Va.; the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia; the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh; and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

Armstrong’s lecture is supported by the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Continuing Studies and the department of art.

The Moody Music Building is on the corner of University Boulevard and Second Avenue.

The College of Arts and Sciences is the University’s largest division and the largest public liberal arts college in the state with 6,600 students and 360 faculty. Students from the College have won numerous national awards including Rhodes Scholarships, Goldwater Scholarships and memberships on the USA Today Academic All American Team.


Elizabeth M. Smith, UA Media Relations, 205/348-3782,


Vicki Rial, exhibitions coordinator, Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, 205/348-1891