Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA)

Designed by the world-renowned architect, the late Randall Stout, UAB’s 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 is named for lead donors Judy and Hal Abroms, and Ruth and the late Marvin Engel. AEIVA’s 5,000 square feet of exhibition space features six to eight exhibitions a year.

Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center (ASC)

For over 20 years, UAB’s Alys Stephens Center has been Birmingham’s home for the performing arts and one of the Southeast’s premier presenters and producers of artistic programming—from music, dance and theatre. The Alys Stephens Center is also the home of UAB’s departments of theatre and music as well as the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.


UAB’s ArtPlay Community Art Education provides lifelong learning through the arts to all ages, skill levels, incomes and geographical areas through free and fee-based classes, events, performances and exhibits. These opportunities immerse individuals in a world of creativity that opens up a world of possibilities as they develop an understanding and appreciation for the arts. Since 2010, ArtPlay has touched the lives of over 150,000 individuals

UAB Arts in Medicine (AIM)

UAB Arts in Medicine (AIM) began as a partnership between UAB’s Alys Stephens Center and UAB Medicine. AIM is part of a patient-centered approach to health care that addresses the needs of the mind, body and spirit. AIM strives to transform the environment of care and enhance healing and well-being for our patients, families and staff through FREE creative arts experiences in a hospital setting with trained teaching artists-in-residence. Our artists approach each patient as a unique individual with a lifetime of experiences. Since 2013, AIM has touched the lives of more than 170,000 individuals.