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Blanton Museum Receives Major Gift of Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art

Blanton Museum Receives Major Gift of Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art

AUSTIN, Texas — The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin has been gifted approximately 120 modern and contemporary Latin American artworks from UT alumni Judy and Charles Tate of Houston. In addition, the Tates have made a major contribution toward the endowment that supports the museum’s Latin American curatorship.

Two Years, 1,242 Drawings: Immersive Blanton Exhibition Spotlights Draftsmanship of James Drake

The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin presents an immersive exhibition of works by virtuosic draftsman James Drake. Anatomy of Drawing and Space (Brain Trash) represents the culmination of two consecutive years of active creation by the artist, a native Texan now based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Race is On for Best Solar Car of 2014

Race is On for Best Solar Car of 2014

The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin will host the nation’s two biggest collegiate solar car races — the Formula Sun Grand Prix and the American Solar Challenge. Student solar car teams from universities around the world, including UT Austin, will be in Austin to compete in the two back-to-back competitions.

Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law and Business to be Established at UT Austin

The Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law and Business will be established jointly by the School of Law and the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.

Acclaimed Writer Ian McEwan’s Archive Acquired by Harry Ransom Center

Acclaimed Writer Ian McEwan’s Archive Acquired by Harry Ransom Center

AUSTIN, Texas — The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has acquired the archive of writer Ian McEwan (b. 1948), one of the most distinguished novelists of his generation.

Statement from UT Austin President Bill Powers on the White House Report About Sexual Assaults on American College Campuses

The following is a statement from University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers regarding the recent report from the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault:

“World War I Film Series” Highlights Films Made During and About First World War

“World War I Film Series” Highlights Films Made During and About First World War

EVENT: The Harry Ransom Center, Paramount Theatre and Austin Film Society present the “World War I Film Series” throughout the summer. WHEN: Various dates in May, June and July WHERE: Harry Ransom Center, 21st and Guadalupe streets; The Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave.; Marchesa Hall & Theatre, 6226 Middle Fiskville Road. BACKGROUND: Join the Ransom…   » Continue Reading

Houston Family Donates $5 Million Toward Construction of Graduate Business School

Houston Family Donates $5 Million Toward Construction of Graduate Business School

Bob and Marcie Zlotnik, founders of Houston energy company StarTex Power and alumni of The University of Texas at Austin, have pledged $5 million toward the construction of Robert B. Rowling Hall, the new graduate education building at the McCombs School of Business.

Blanton Exhibition Will Unite Art, Dance, and Technology

Blanton Exhibition Will Unite Art, Dance, and Technology

“Perception Unfolds: Looking at Deborah Hay’s Dance” will open Feb. 23 at the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin. The three-month exhibition will present an innovative union of art, dance and technology within a museum setting.

Exhibition Explores the First World War Through Letters, Poems, Diaries and Fiction

Exhibition Explores the First World War Through Letters, Poems, Diaries and Fiction

AUSTIN, Texas — In conjunction with the centenary of the start of the First World War, the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, presents the exhibition “The World at War, 1914–1918.” The exhibition runs from Feb. 11 through Aug. 3.