Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA)

1221 10th Ave. South, Birmingham, AL 35205


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Designed by the world-renowned architect, the late Randall Stout, the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA), is a center for UAB and the Birmingham community to engage with contemporary art and artists. The 26,000-square-foot building includes 5,000 square feet of exhibition space and features six to eight exhibitions a year. The 95-seat Hess Family Lecture Hall serves as a changeable space for a variety of artist talks, panel discussions, performances, installations and educational programming, as well as events. In addition, the building’s academic classrooms, laboratories, and faculty offices are home to the Department of Art and Art History, facilitating a dynamic partnership in AEIVA’s mission of enhancing social, cultural and historical understanding through the visual arts across UAB and the broader community.

AEIVA cares for and houses the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Permanent Art Collection, which is comprised of more than 1,000 works of art. This collection encompasses a broad range of artistic disciplines, including painting, sculpture, photography, video and works on paper. UAB is the proud home of a sizeable collection of silkscreen prints and polaroids by Andy Warhol as well as works by James Rosenquist, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Christo, Sally Mann, Sue Coe and Pablo Picasso, just to name a few. 

Credit: Overview from museum website