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Oplontis Project

How I Spent My Summer: John Clarke

With summer break comes the opportunity for College of Fine Arts faculty and students to travel off campus to further their research or studies. Art History Professor John Clarke traveled to a familiar site in Italy for an 11th season of fieldwork at the Oplontis Project.

Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Ann Johns, far left, listens to Nick Purgett, an Art History sophomore, present

How I Spent My Summer: Ann Johns

Students and faculty from across the College of Fine Arts took advantage of the break from coursework to pursue research, teach seminars or test the waters of a future career. Learn more about how Art History Senior Lecturer Ann Johns took students to Italy one of the department's study-abroad programs.

Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Miro Quartet

Miro Quartet records album to mark 20th anniversary

Austin American-Statesman

The Miro Quartet, artists-in-residence at the Butler School of Music, are celebrating 20 years together with the recording a nearly 200-year-old masterpiece. The Austin American-Statesman’s Jeanne Claire van Ryzin highlights this milestone, the string quartet’s upcoming concerts and details of its free music download options.

Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Marcia Gay Harden in

Five Longhorns on TV This Fall

Looking for a new show to get hooked on this fall? See five shows featuring former Longhorns from the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. Whether it’s drama, comedy or family-friendly, there is a little something for everyone. 

Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Monochrome in Austin

Artist Nancy Rubins’ sculpture for Landmarks featured in video

artnet

Discover what went into the creation of Landmarks’ large-scale sculpture, Monochrome in Austin from artist Nancy Rubins during a video by artnet and GalleryLOG. Located at Speedway and 24th streets, the towering silver sculpture is comprised of 70 canoes and small boats.

Posted: Monday, August 3, 2015

The Texas Standard

Texas Standard interviews professor about research in performing arts audience engagement

The Texas Standard

Department of Theater and Dance Professor Francie Ostrower describes the specifics of her $3.5 million grant from the Wallace Foundation with KUT’s The Texas Standard. The research will explore both how organizations get audiences through the doors of performing arts organizations and how to keep them coming back.

Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Alcalde

Professor discusses audience engagement research with The Alcalde

The Alcalde

Department of Theater and Dance Professor Francie Ostrower discussed her $3.5 million grant from the Wallace Foundation with The Alcalde. Her research will focus on audience participation and engagement with 26 performing arts organizations as they combat a decline in attendance.

Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015

Michael Smith in the New York Times

Art and Art History professor’s exhibition reviewed in the New York Times

The New York Times

The New York Times reviewed an exhibition by Michael Smith, a studio art professor in Art and Art History, on display at Manhattan’s Green Neftali Gallery through Aug. 14. Reporter Martha Schwendener describes Smith’s work as an “artistic response to the insanity of ‘adult’ society.”

Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Hook

Design Institute for Health featured on Texas Exes’ The Hook

The Hook

Texas Exes dedicated an episode of The Hook to the Design Institute for Health, a collaboration between the College of Fine Arts and the Dell Medical School. While the medical school is a year away from opening, Director Stacey Chang discusses how the institute is already hard at work.

Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Torque and Axis

KLRU’s “Arts in Context” features Alumnus Jared Steffenson’s current exhibition

KLRU Arts In Context

Discover the unique combination of skateboarding and art in Jared Steffenson’s “Torque and Axis” exhibition with KLRU’s Arts in Context. Listen to Steffenson, MFA 2006, describe how skateboarding taught him to discover the hidden potential in everyday objects and how he came to combine two of his life’s passions.

Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2015