UA Exhibit Welcomes Home Noted Artist William Christenberry

  • October 22nd, 2009

TUSCALOOSA, Ala.  — William Christenberry, Tuscaloosa native and University of Alabama art department graduate, will offer a lecture to open a homecoming exhibition of his work, “Land/Memory,” Thursday, Nov. 5.

Following his lecture at 5 p.m. in 205 Gorgas Library, visitors are invited to the opening reception for the exhibition at the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art. The exhibit will be on display through Tuesday, Dec. 22.

Though his photography made him an international figure in visual art, this exhibition highlights his expertise in the media of sculpture and drawing as well as his ongoing relationship to the land and culture of his youth and early adulthood.

Christenberry serves as professor emeritus at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C. His numerous awards include the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, Weil Fellow (Auburn University), The Alabama Prize, Lyndhurst Foundation Prize (Chattanooga) and an Individual Artist Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

William Christenberry

The exhibition’s sculptural works are courtesy of the John and Maxine Belger Family Foundation.Funding support for this exhibition and lecture is provided by the College of Arts and Sciences and the department of art and art history at The University of Alabama.Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays. Contact the gallery at 205/348-1891 or go to http://web.as.ua.edu/art/site/?page_id=21 .

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

Contact

Vicki Rial, 205/348-1891, vrial@art.as.ua.edu; Richard LeComte, media relations, 205/348-3782, rllecomte@ur.ua.edu

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