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Arts Fuel the Texas Economy

Texas Cultural Trust


Texas’ Arts and Culture Industry plays a major role in the state’s overall economy. The nearly 10,000 Arts and Culture Industry businesses located throughout Texas employ over 110,000 workers.

Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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The UT Wind Ensemble mentioned in NY Times

The New York Times

The UT Wind Ensemble got a nice credit in a NY Times review of a Juilliard performance of Corigliano's Circus Maximus in Carnegie Hall. 

Posted: Monday, February 11, 2013

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Butler School of Music faculty member and concert pianist, Anton Nel appears in 33 Variations

In a major coup for ZACH, Anton Nel, one of the world’s greatest concert pianists and Butler School of Music faculty, brings Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations to brilliant life in this regional premiere of the Moises Kaufman Broadway play 33 Variations.

Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2013

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Remembering McDonald Smith

Austin American Statesman

Professor Emeritus McDonald Smith taught in the Art Department of the College of Fine Arts for more than 30 years.

Posted: Monday, December 24, 2012

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Dr. David Stuart of Mesoamerica Center reveals how the Mayans would have viewed the end of the year 2012.

WAMC Northeast Public Radio

New research is also telling us about how the ancient Maya thought of time in terms of their world and local politics. Hear Dr. Stuart reveal how the Mayans would have viewed the end of the year 2012.

Posted: Wednesday, December 5, 2012

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Katie Rose Pipkin named Artist of the Year - Early Career

Austin Chronicle

Congratulations to Katie Rose Pipkin. She was named Artist of the Year Early Career at the 2012 Austin Visual Arts Awards.  Katie is an undergraduate Studio Art major working on her BFA.





Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2012

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Aeolus Quartet Wins Fischoff's 2013 Educator Award

The Fischoff National Chamber Music Association

This national award recognizes the educational outreach work of the Aeolus Quartet and other Fischoff Competition alumni who have demonstrated outstanding and imaginative programming for children and youth in the United States.

Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2012

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Visual Arts Center wins 2012 Texas Society of Architects Design Awards

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The Visual Arts Center designed by by Lake|Flato Architects was one of thirteen projects selected for 2012 Texas Society of Architects Design Awards from a total of 227 entries.

Posted: Monday, November 19, 2012

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Rude Mechs Selected as Resident Theater Company

Univerity of Texas


The nationally acclaimed ensemble, Rude Mechs has been appointed as the resident theater company of The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance.

Posted: Tuesday, October 9, 2012

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New work by Lisa D’Amour, UT alumna and a Pulitzer Prize nominated playwright

Texas Performing Arts


The Cataract opens at the B. Iden Payne Theatre Friday October 19.

Posted: Tuesday, October 9, 2012