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Arts Management Certificate

New Executive Arts Management Certificate Offered

Arts Management Cerificate

Arts Management Certificate Offered by UT Austin's Texas Executive Education, McCombs School of Business, and the College of Fine Arts. This Certificate provides you with managerial and entrepreneurial skills and strategies to help successfully pursue your institutional mission in today’s environment.

Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Book Cover for Irene Hardwicke Olivieri: Closer to Wilderness

Irene H. Olivieri: Closer to Wilderness Published


Irene Hardwicke Olivieri (B.F.A., 1983) announced the publication of her new book of paintings, Closer to Wilderness. The Los Angeles Times wrote, “These paintings aren’t passive objects . . . but reach rather actively into the mind, arousing the imagination into activity.”

Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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Violin Virtuosos Take Center Stage at UT

The University of Texas

On February 21 the Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin welcomes 42 of the world’s best violinists to campus for an intense 10-day competition.

Posted: Monday, February 17, 2014

Robert Schenkkan

Presidential Chemistry

The New York Times

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (B.A. in Drama, 1975) prepares for the Broadway debut of “All The Way,” staring Bryan Cranston. Previews begin February 10.

Posted: Monday, February 10, 2014

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Menuhin violin competition uses world’s best to help Texas’ neediest fine arts students

Austin American Statesman

Dean Dempster of the College of Fine Arts discusses the long-term impact the Menuhin Competition will help children who desreve better educational opportunities in the arts.

Posted: Monday, February 10, 2014

Dweller Painting by Michael Sieben

In UT’s Visual Arts Center, an Underground Skateboard World

The Alcalde

Artist Michael Sieben, BFA ’99, is the Visual Arts Center’s artist-in-residence this spring and has created an underground skateboard world—complete with a clubhouse, a skate ramp, a campfire ring, and a mysterious cast of characters known only as the “The Dwellers.”

Posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The artists visit Michael Heizer’s Double Negative.

Girls Gone West

The Alcalde

Five Longhorns set out on a 10 day, 4,000-mile journey to explore the great Earthworks of the American Southwest. The result: a new art exhibit in the Center Space of the Visual Art Center that opens January 31.

Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014

Theatrical performance of Catalyst

Stage technology has changed the way theatre is made. So who’s training the new makers?

American Theatre

Stage technology has changed the way theatre is made. So who’s training the new makers? American Theatre points to UT Austin and the work led by Professor Charles Otte.

Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Actors in a scene from Edge of Peace, theatrical performance.

UT Theatre and Dance Community Recognized in The Austin Chronicle's "Top 10 of 2013"

Texas Theatre & Dance

Congratulations to the Department of Theatre and Dance productions, students, faculty, alumni and friends named as top picks of 2013 in The Austin Chronicle’s annual list of standout performances.

Posted: Monday, January 6, 2014

My Fair Zombie: Chris Montalvo and Allie Donnelly

A new musical by the 'Urinetown' team is born on the 40 Acres

The Austin Chronicle

Tony Award-Winning Duo Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann’s new project, a subversive zombie musical was commissioned by True Love Productions. Kotis, Hollmann, and director Sean Daniels tapped into the talents of University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance faculty Lyn Koenning and Natasha Davison and their students to workshop the musical this fall.

Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2013