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Mariachi musicians

At UT Mariachi Camp, Confidence is on the Lesson Plan

Austin American Statesman

The high school musicians are honing their skills at the first-ever Longhorn Summer Mariachi Camp at the University of Texas this week.

Posted: Friday, July 12, 2013

James Turrell

Hidden Skyspace on the horizon for University of Texas: James Turrell spreads the dazzling lights love

Culture Map Austin

With a fall opening date looming just on the horizon for the James Turrell Skyspace, the Austin project has flown under the radar in recent months as an unprecedented level of national media attention highlighted three national retrospectives.

Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2013

Paul Olefsky

Paul Olefsky, Butler School of Music Professor Emeritus Dies at 87

The New York Times

Paul Olefsky, a cellist celebrated for his rich tone, impeccable musicianship and commitment to the work of contemporary composers had taught at Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin since 1974.

Posted: Friday, June 7, 2013

Jack Risley, Secretary of State John Kerry, Milady Casco and David Stuart

The US Embassy Welcomes Secretary of State John Kerry to UT Austin's Mesoamerica Center in Guatemala

University of Texas at Austin

Kerry was accompanied by members of the U.S. Embassy and representatives from UT Austin including Jack Risley, chairman of the Department of Art and Art History; David Stuart, director of the Mesoamerica Center and a professor of art history; and students studying abroad at Casa Herrera from the university’s College of Education.

Posted: Friday, June 7, 2013

David Stuart

The ancient Maya meet the modern Internet

The Washington Post

Researchers began decoding the glyphic language of the ancient Maya long ago, but the Internet is helping them finish the job and write the history of this enigmatic Mesoamerican civilization. COFA's David Stuart started a blog for scholars and amateurs.

Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Isaac Gomez

Isaac Gomez - Class of 2013 - What Starts Here Changes the World

University of Texas at Austin

For Isaac Gomez, theatre is not merely entertainment, it’s a life-changing event. Gomez, who recently won a George H. Mitchell Award for Academic Excellence is a double major in theatre and dance and journalism. 

Posted: Monday, May 13, 2013

Dr. Michael Thomas

Dr. Michael Thomas, codirector of the Oplontis Project leads a team that discovered a wine "négociant" outside Pompeii.

The Wine Spectator


Dr. Michael Thomas, codirector of the Oplontis Project near Pompeii and director of the Center for the Study of Ancient Italy in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin leads a team that discovered a wine "négociant" outside Pompeii. He and his team have been freshly appraising two Oplontis villas, mostly excavated in the 1970s and '80s but never fully studied.

Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2013

Photograph of William Craver

William Craver, BFA in Drama 1952, MFA in Drama 1956 will receive a Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre.

Tony Awards

Congratulations to William Craver, who will receive a Tony Honor on June 9.  He has worked on more than 50 Broadway and Off-Broadway plays. He has been Associate Producer of a CBS-TV mini-series, a feature film released by Columbia Pictures and co-Producer of a Movie of the week for CBS.  

Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Photograph of Turk Pipkin

Turk Pipkin to Keynote the College of Fine Arts Commencement Ceremony at The University of Texas at Austin – Spring 2013

Writer, actor and filmmaker Turk Pipkin will be the speaker for the COFA Spring Commencement held in Bass Concert Hall on May 17, 2013.

Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Photograph of Steven Dietz

The World Premiere of MAD BEAT HIP & GONE at Zach Theatre - written and directed by Steven Dietz, Theatre & Dance's playwriting professor

The Austin Chronicle

MAD BEAT HIP & GONE opens April 3 at Zach Theatre, written and directed by Steven Dietz, the most-produced playwright in America and playwriting professor from Theatre and Dance. The work was co-commissioned by the University of Texas at Austin College of Fine Arts.

Posted: Friday, March 29, 2013