Department of Art and Art History News

Professor Emeritus Peter Saul reviewed in New York Times

Tue. March 31, 2015

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Professor Emeritus Peter Saul's exhibition From Pop to Punk at Venus over Manhattan was reviewed by the New York Times.

The exhibition was also reviewed in Hyperallergic by John Yau.

Alumni included in group exhibition at Gray Matters Gallery

Tue. March 31, 2015

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Image courtesy of Sterling Allen

A Flexible Arrangment, curated by Nathan Green (BFA in Studio Art, 2005), includes work by Sterling Allen (BFA in Studio Art, 2003) and Barry Stone (MFA in Studio Art, 2001). The exhibition is on view at Gray Matters Gallery in Dallas, Texas March 28 – April 26, 2015.

Alumnus Robert Pruitt lectures at Gallery 400 in Chicago

Tue. March 31, 2015

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Robert Pruitt (MFA in Studio Art, 2003) will give an artist talk at Gallery 400 in Chicago, Illinois, on April 7, 2015. Pruitt was recently featured in a video by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

MFA candidate in Studio Art, Adam Boley, presents work in Ducks Drop Like Rain

Tue. March 31, 2015

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Courtesy of Adam Boley

Adam Boley (MFA candidate in Studio Art) presents recent work in Ducks Drop Like Rain at MOM Gallery.

Michael Smith included in Akademie X, published by Phaidon

Mon. March 30, 2015

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Professor Michael Smith is included in Akademie X: Lessons in Art + Life, published by Phaidon. About the book:

Each of these 36 ‘tutors’ has provided a unique lesson that aims to provoke, inspire and stimulate. Lively, entertaining and poignant, the contributors draw on their extensive experience in the contemporary art world, to share previously untold stories and identify the crucial things they wish they’d known at the start of their careers.

Their advice ranges from practical considerations about making art and managing professional relationships, to ideological perspectives on the nature of learning and the state of art education in the twenty-first century. Many also propose ‘assignments’ to spark creative thinking and the entries are illustrated with visually compelling art works to engage and inspire the reader.

A must-read for aspiring arts professionals, Akademie X: Lessons in Art + Life will also engage everyone with an interest in the lives of artists.