Department of Art and Art History News

Associate Professor Susan Rather speaks at Denver Art Museum Symposium

Thu. January 15, 2015

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Associate Professor Susan Rather will give a talk titled Copies or Resemblance of Nature: The Limitations of Portrait Painting in Colonial British America at the Denver Art Museum. This year's symposium is focused around New England / New Spain: Portraiture in the Colonial Americas, 1492-1850 and is sponsored by the Frederick and Jan Mayer Center for Pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial Art January 23–24, 2015.

Alumni, faculty, and students participate in PrintAustin

Thu. January 15, 2015

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Image courtesy of Whitney Hill (BFA candidate in Studio Art).

PrintAustin is an annual event showcasing the work of printmakers in various locations in the city. Below lists exhibitions that include work by alumni, faculty, or students.

A Travées del Tiempo (Traveling Through Time), Mexican American Cultural Center

Assistant Professor Sandra Fernandez presents a retrospective of work in the Sam Z. Coronado Gallery. The exhibition will be on display through April 4, 2015.

Blowout X, Doty Gallery

This juried exhibition includes work by undergraduate students from the department's Printmaking area.

Ink + Print, Link&Pin

Assistant Professor Sandra Fernandez, Brian Johnson (MFA in Studio Art, 1997), Jules Buck Jones (MFA in Studio Art, 2008), and lecturer Jason Urban and Associate Professor Leslie Mutchler present work in this juried exhibition.

Lee Chesney x 2, VAM Gallery

Professor Lee Chesney presents work alongside his father. The exhibition will be on display through February 15, 2015. An artist talk will be held February 12 at 7:30 pm.

Mujeres: Selected Prints From the Seri Project, 2911 Medical Arts St. Suite 13

Assistant Professor Sandra Fernandez presents work in this group exhibition.

New Perspectives in Printmaking, Art on 5th

Samantha Parker Salazar (MFA in Studio Art, 2014)

Serigraph Show, Bearded Lady

This group exhibition includes work by Jules Buck Jones (MFA in Studio Art, 2008)

The Contemporary Print, Big Medium Gallery at Canopy

This juried exhibition includes work by Whitney Hill, undergraduate student in Studio Art.

Joan Holladay honored during Texas Medieval Association Conference

Thu. January 15, 2015

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Professor Joan Holladay served as Discussant for the 2014 Texas Medieval Association Conference. The conference focused on Interdisciplinarity in the Age of Relevance and took place October 3-4, 2014. A double session was held to recognize Holladay's mentorship and legacy. The conference and special session to honor Holladay was organized by Mickey Abel (PhD in Art History, 2001).

Associate Professor Penelope Davies lectures at universities in Sweden

Thu. January 15, 2015

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Associate Professor Penelope Davies will present a talk titled The Man Who Would be King? Construction, Conspiracy and the Fate of Julius Caesar at the University of Gothenberg in Sweden on January 26, 2015 and at Lund University in Sweden on January 28, 2015.

MFA candidates in Studio Art featured in The Alcalde

Wed. January 14, 2015

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MFA candidates Anne Rogers, Bryan Martello, and Annie Miller were featured in The Alcalde. The three talk about their work in the recent exhibition Your Pleasure at the Visual Arts Center.