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Monochrome in Austin

Artist Nancy Rubins’ sculpture for Landmarks featured in video

artnet

Discover what went into the creation of Landmarks’ large-scale sculpture, Monochrome in Austin from artist Nancy Rubins during a video by artnet and GalleryLOG. Located at Speedway and 24th streets, the towering silver sculpture is comprised of 70 canoes and small boats.

Posted: Monday, August 3, 2015

The Texas Standard

Texas Standard interviews professor about research in performing arts audience engagement

The Texas Standard

Department of Theater and Dance Professor Francie Ostrower describes the specifics of her $3.5 million grant from the Wallace Foundation with KUT’s The Texas Standard. The research will explore both how organizations get audiences through the doors of performing arts organizations and how to keep them coming back.

Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Alcalde

Professor discusses audience engagement research with The Alcalde

The Alcalde

Department of Theater and Dance Professor Francie Ostrower discussed her $3.5 million grant from the Wallace Foundation with The Alcalde. Her research will focus on audience participation and engagement with 26 performing arts organizations as they combat a decline in attendance.

Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015

Michael Smith in the New York Times

Art and Art History professor’s exhibition reviewed in the New York Times

The New York Times

The New York Times reviewed an exhibition by Michael Smith, a studio art professor in Art and Art History, on display at Manhattan’s Green Neftali Gallery through Aug. 14. Reporter Martha Schwendener describes Smith’s work as an “artistic response to the insanity of ‘adult’ society.”

Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Hook

Design Institute for Health featured on Texas Exes’ The Hook

The Hook

Texas Exes dedicated an episode of The Hook to the Design Institute for Health, a collaboration between the College of Fine Arts and the Dell Medical School. While the medical school is a year away from opening, Director Stacey Chang discusses how the institute is already hard at work.

Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Torque and Axis

KLRU’s “Arts in Context” features Alumnus Jared Steffenson’s current exhibition

KLRU Arts In Context

Discover the unique combination of skateboarding and art in Jared Steffenson’s “Torque and Axis” exhibition with KLRU’s Arts in Context. Listen to Steffenson, MFA 2006, describe how skateboarding taught him to discover the hidden potential in everyday objects and how he came to combine two of his life’s passions.

Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2015

Mariachi Camp rehearsal

NBC News Highlights Butler School’s Mariachi Camp

NBC News

NBC News explores the heart, soul and heritage within the Butler School of Music’s Mariachi Camp. Reporter Juan Castillo highlighted the four-day camp that pairs high school musicians with some of the genre’s top performers and educators. For some students, it’s about connecting with their family history.

Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Professor Francie Ostrower

Professor Aims to Expand Art Audiences With $3.5 Million Wallace Foundation Grant

College of Fine Arts Professor Francie Ostrower is the recipient of a $3.5 million grant, the largest ever research grant ever awarded to a professor in the college, from The Wallace Foundation to study how performing arts organizations can develop approaches to attracting new audiences with the aim of generating useful lessons for arts organizations nationwide.

Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Rebecca Rossen

Theatre and Dance Professor Honored for Teaching by UT Board of Regents

Department of Theatre and Dance

Department of Theatre and Dance Assistant Professor Rebecca Rossen is among 11 University of Texas at Austin faculty members honored with the 2015 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award. Rossen is a dance historian, performance scholar and choreographer whose research interests include modern and postmodern dance, staging of identity in physical performance and the relationship between research and practice.

Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Christina Bain

UT Board of Regents Honor Art Education Professor for Teaching

Department of Art and Art History

Art and Art History Associate Professor Christina Bain is being honored as one of the 2015 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award recipients by the UT Board of Regents. Bain’s research interests focus on the intersection of theory with practice in art education. 

Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2015