Department of Art and Art History Lecture or Talk

International lectures by Linda Dalrymple Henderson

Mon. August 10, 2015

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On June 26, 2015 Linda Dalrymple Henderson presented a talk entitled "Invisible Dimensions of 29th Century Art" at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, Spain.

On August 13, 2015 Henderson will present a lecture entitled "Illuminating Energy in Early 20th Century Art" at the Energies in the Arts conference in Australia.

Richard Shiff lectures nationally throughout September

Thu. August 6, 2015

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Richard Shiff will lecture nationally during the month of September. Join him on September 3, 2015 for a lecture on Richard Tuttle at Pulitzer Arts in St. Louis, Missouri. September 13, 2015 Shiff will be in conversation with artist Jack Whitten at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. On September 24, 2015 Shiff will speak at The Phillips Collection in Washington DC about German art from the 1960s to present.

Eddie Chambers in conversation with Morgan Quaintance at Ikon Gallery

Wed. July 29, 2015

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Eddie Chambers and Morgan Quaintance will be in conversation at Ikon Gallery (Birmingham, United Kingdom) on July 30, 2015.

Students showcase products, art, and arguments during Research Week

Thu. April 30, 2015

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The 2015 Longhorn Research Bazaar took place on April 22 in the Texas Union Ballroom.

From community-based social design to art exhibitions, symposia, and ethics in art education, department undergraduate students demonstrate the importance of research in Art Education, Art History, Design, and Studio Art.

Students presented projects and artwork during Research Week alongside colleagues across campus. Events included an exhibition of visual art for the duration of the week, presentations at the Longhorn Research Bazaar, and the Undergraduate Art History Research Symposium.

Third year Design students Alexandra Mann and Cassidy Reynolds presented sparkbuddy, a website that enables children to set health goals and connect with other children with similar goals.

“We probably spent around 75% of the semester researching and 25% of the semester formally designing,” described Alexandra Mann. “Good design is well informed within the context of each project. Its not possible to go through the full design process without gaining an in depth understanding of the ‘who, what, where, when, and how’ of your project.”

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Students present projects at the Longhorn Research Bazaar. From left to right: Jacky Cardenas, Natalie Gomez, and Chelsea Chang

Natalie Gomez, Visual Art Studies undergraduate, presented a group research project entitled, Speak up! Should artistic expression in art education receive the same degree of legal protection as other types of freedom of expression?

When asked about the impetus for the research topic, Natalie Gomez explained, “It was an issue that we felt would be extremely beneficial to us and our peers as artists and future art educators.”

On Friday, April 24, seven Art History seniors presented their honors theses papers at the third annual Undergraduate Art History Research Symposium. The event celebrated the end of an intense semester spent writing a thesis paper alongside the students’ normal coursework. Art History senior Tracey Borders presented a paper entitled, Urbi et Orbi: Politics and Patronage in the Papacy of Boniface VIII.

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Tracey Borders presents in front of full room.

“This process has helped me grow as an art historian and as a person,” said Tracey Borders. “It has been one of the most challenging experiences but entirely worth it. I hope to get involved in government after graduation, and the tools I have acquired through the research and writing of my thesis will be extremely useful for the career path I hope to pursue in Texas politics.”

The university’s Office of Undergraduate Research organizes Research Week every year with the School of Undergraduate Studies and the Senate of College Councils. Each year, Department of Art and Art History students participate in this university event and proudly present work resulting from hours spent in the studio, library, and in the community.

“There is no ‘education’ without research,” Natalie Gomez remarked. “Research is essentially a thorough inquiry and that skill is required of all students entering any profession.”

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