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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

Joseph V. Williams II playing guitar

Joseph V. Williams II, classical guitarist and composer, is the 2013-2014 Composer in Residence for the Austin Classical Guitar Society

The Daily Texan

As the 2013-2014 Composer in Residence at the Austin Classical Guitar Society, Williams is involved in everything the society does, from creating learning modules for students to writing new musical pieces for ensembles and groups. He is a UT alumnus (DMA '13).

Posted: Thursday, November 7, 2013

Emily Ballew Neff

Emily Ballew Neff has been appointed Director of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.

The University of Oklahoma

Emily Ballew Neff, a distinguished curator of American art and the art of the American West, and the founding Curator of American Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will be appointed Director of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, pending approval by the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents.

Posted: Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Michael Smith

‘Rituals of Rented Island,’ Performance Art at the Whitney

The New York Times

A new exhibition at the Whitney takes a look at performance art’s beginnings and includes works by Art and Art History Professor Michael Smith. Check out the slide show.

Posted: Friday, November 1, 2013

Bruce Pennycook

Digital arts convergence focus of new UT program

Austin Business Journal

The University of Texas' College of Fine Arts has appointed Bruce Pennycook  as director of the digital arts program that will include courses in art, art history, dance and music. Douglas Dempster, dean of the College of Fine Arts, said the new program is being created to address the blurring of artistic disciplines using different multimedia technologies. 

Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2013

Blanton Museum of Art Logo

Blanton Museum Receives Mellon Foundation Grant to Train Future Curators

The University of Texas

The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin has been awarded a $504,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a curatorial fellowship program to help train future museum curators. In collaboration with the Department of Art and Art History in the College of Fine Arts, the Blanton will pilot an innovative and rigorous program for art history doctoral students.

Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Color Inside Skyspace

If You Build It on Public University Campuses, 1 Percent Must Be Public Art

The New York Times

James Turrell unveiled his newest Skyspace at the University of Texas at Austin. It was financed through a percent-for-art policy, which direct a small percentage, typically 1 percent, of the budgets of campus construction projects to public art. Such policies are becoming increasingly common at Texas public universities, and campus leaders say they contribute to the vibrancy of their institutions.

Posted: Friday, October 25, 2013

Cast members from Our Country's Good

Our Country's Good

The Austin Chronicle

As staged by UT, this drama of convicts making theatre in colonial Australia is fascinating to watch.

Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Color Inside Skyspace

UT Austin's Turrell Skyspace makes its debut

UT Matters

The latest work in The University of Texas at Austin's Landmarks public art program made its debut – Artist James Turrell's new Skyspace called “The Color Inside.” The installation is located on the roof of the Student Activity Center.

Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2013

James Turrell's Skyspace

James Turrell's public art installation The Color Inside transforms the Austin sky

Culture Map Austin

Members of the media gathered at sunset on the rooftop of the University of Texas's Student Activity Center to experience James Turrell’s The Color Inside, a new, permanent Skyscape commissioned by Landmarks, UT’s public arts program.

Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2013