The Blanton Museum of Art re-opened its doors on Feb. 12 to a completely reimagined presentation of its galleries and permanent collection. The ancient American and Latin American galleries now include items from the Art and Art History Collection on loan from the Department of Art and Art History.
College of Fine Arts News
Theatre and Dance alumnus J. Quinton Johnson is currently playing "Hercules Mulligan/James Madison" in the smash-hit Hamilton on Broadway. The Austin Chronicle sat down with Johnson to discuss his role in Hamilton and his Austin roots.
Doreen Lorenzo, director of the Center for Integrated Design, spoke with The Daily Texan about new courses being offered through the Bridging Disciplines Program.
Koury Angelo (B.F.A., Studio Art, 2004) will address the graduating class of 2017 at commencement ceremonies for the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. The ceremony takes place at 3 p.m., Friday, May 19, in Bass Concert Hall.
Art History alumna Sammetria Goodson became an arts lawyer to stay involved with her passion for the arts and also help artists achieve their own goals.
The College of Fine Arts recently had the opportunity to highlight some of our new and evolving programs at SXSW this month. The University of Texas hosted their second “UT Live” event this year at 3Ten ACL Live. The college participated with the program “Designing an Arts College for the Future,” which covered how the college is evolving and shared the work of two graduate students.
Stacey Chang, the founding and executive director of the Design Institute for Health, penned an article for the New England Journal of Medicine’s Catalyst about designing a better health care system. The Design Institute for Health is a joint venture between the College of Fine Arts and the Dell Medical School.
The college launched two new scholarships this semester that allow students to get support as they pursue unpaid internships.
Yuliya Lanina is a multi-media artist who is currently teaching AET 102: “Gender, Race and Technology.” The course is designed to expand students' awareness of issues affecting women and minorities in the creative and technological fields, and she has invited guest speakers from around the world to meet with her students. We caught up with her recently to learn more about her AET course.
Dance junior Sofia Aranha was one of six university students honored with the Texas Exes President’s Leadership Award. Featured in The Alcalde, this multi-talented student is double-majoring in economics and is part of the Liberal Arts Honors Program.