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.”
The Center for Latin American Visual Studies (CLAVIS), a collaboration between the Department of Art and Art History and the Blanton Museum of Art, is a focal point at the University of Texas for the advanced understanding of modern and contemporary art between the Americas. As a conversational space for the creation of knowledge, its aim is to build bridges that allow the exchange of ideas, resources, and methods with other institutes in Latin America, the United States, and Europe. The goal of this initiative is to serve as a platform for horizontal exchanges with other centers in Latin America and other parts of the world. With resources that make it unique in the international context, CLAVIS brings together the excellence of campus-wide scholars, museum and library professionals, associated faculty, and comprehensive collections, to outline a complex vision today of Latino / American art and its evolving modernity.