Department of Art and Art History News

Publication co-edited by Louis A. Waldman listed on ARTnews

Sat. July 12, 2014

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"Bernard Berenson: Formation and Heritage" co-edited by Joseph Connors and Professor Louis A. Waldman, was listed as one of "14 New Art-History Books to Change Your Mind" on ARTnews.

Leslie Moody Castro launches boutique art travel service

Sat. July 12, 2014

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Leslie Moody Castro (M.A. Art Education, 2010) launches AtravesArte with Tanya Diaz. The Austin American-Statesman featured Castro and the new art travel agency in late June.

Katie Robinson Edwards publishes Midcentury Modern

Fri. July 11, 2014

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Katie Robinson Edwards (Ph.D. Art History, 2006) recently published "MidcenturyModern Art in Texas" through University of Texas Press.

In this book:

Presenting new research and artwork that has never before been published, Katie Robinson Edwards examines the contributions of many modernist painters and sculptors in Texas, with an emphasis on the era’s most abstract and compelling artists. Edwards looks first at the Dallas Nine and the 1936 Texas Centennial, which offered local artists a chance to take stock of who they were and where they stood within the national artistic setting. She then traces the modernist impulse through various manifestations, including the foundations of early Texas modernism in Houston; early practitioners of abstraction and non-objectivity; the Fort Worth Circle; artists at the University of Texas at Austin; Houston artists in the 1950s; sculpture in and around an influential Fort Worth studio; and, to see how some Texas artists fared on a national scale, the Museum of Modern Art’s “Americans” exhibitions.

Hubbard / Birchler group exhibition listed as 15 international shows to see in HuffPost

Fri. July 11, 2014

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"Eight," 2001, Video 3 min. 35 sec. (loop). Courtesy: Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

Hubbard / Birchler work "Eight" is on display in the group exhibition "Go-Betweens: The World Seen through Children" at Mori Art Museum (Japan). The exhibition was listed in HuffPost as one of "15 International Summer Art Exhibitions You Should Definitely See."

Tim High goes abroad for Art Print Residence

Thu. July 10, 2014

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Image courtesy of Art Print Residence

Tim High spent two weeks in Spain participating in Art Print Residence. High produced a 22" x 30 " woodcut which will be completed in Austin later this summer. The artist states "The print thematically and conceptually compartmentalizes the Past and Present of Spanish political and spiritual history distinctly from the Future (to yet be determined by strategic choices and courses of action.)"