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Top 10 Things to Happen to Classical Music in 2014

The Austin Chronicle

The College of Fine Arts is pleased to congratulate the Butler School of Music on this well-deserved recognition.

Posted: Monday, January 12, 2015

Alumnus Luke Leonard (M.F.A. Directing ‘10)

Alumnus Luke Leonard Brings“Bum Phillips All-American Opera” to the stage

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance

Alumnus Luke Leonard (M.F.A. Directing ‘10) has brought the history of O.A. “Bum” Philips, coach of the Houston Oilers from 1975-1980 and father of former Dallas Cowboy’s coach Wade Phillips, to life in a new work of that premiered earlier this year.

Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014

The Color Inside Skyspace by James Turrell

The illuminating Art of James Turrell

Texas Highways

There are currently three permanent Turrell public installations to visit in Texas—two in Houston and The Color Inside at the University of Texas Student Activity Center in Austin.

Posted: Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Natalia Ancisco

Latina Magazine's 30 under 30

Latina Magazine

Congratulations to Natalia Anciso (B.A. Studio Art, 2008) for being listed as a top innovator in Latina's 30 under 30!

Posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Stephennie Mulder

The blood antiquities funding ISIL

Al Jazeera

The sale of illegal antiquities is now estimated to be ISIL's second-largest revenue stream after oil.

Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Don Bacigalupi

​A treasure hunt for undiscovered American artists

CBS Sunday Morning

Crystal Bridges President Don Bacigalupi, (M.A. 1985, Ph.D. Art History 1993), and his epic search for America's best unknown artists. 

Posted: Monday, November 10, 2014

Lakeem Wilson

IE-Studio Arts Pre Grad intern and Kuhn Scholar Lakeem Wilson uses visual art to inspire social change



Senior studio art major at The University of Texas at Austin, Lakeem Wilson works diligently to create pieces that play on metaphors and respond to current social events.

Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Mary Ellen Poole

Butler School's new director talks music

Austin American Statesman

Mary Ellen Poole, director of the Butler School of Music talks music with the Statesman's Jeanne Claire van Ryzin.

Posted: Monday, October 13, 2014

Robert Schenkkan

Robert Schenkkan's The Great Society premieres at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

The Austin Chronicle

Theatre and Drama Alumni (B.A. 1975) and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan's LBJ drama All the Way premiered at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and now the sequel, The Great Society, is up and running at OSF.

Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014

Adam Crosson

Adam Crosson, (M.F.A. candidate in Studio Art), is the recipient of the Umlauf prize

The Daily Texan

Adam Crosson, (M.F.A. candidate in Studio Art), is the recipient of the Umlauf prize that includes an exhibition at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden’s outdoor space. 

Posted: Thursday, September 25, 2014