College of Fine Arts News

Studio Art alumna embraces her Mexican-American heritage through art

Monday, September 19, 2016   |  The Daily Texan
Natalia Anciso

A native of the Texas Rio Grande Valley, Natalia Anciso (B.A., Studio Art, 2008) uses her art to explore the complexities of her Mexican-American heritage. The artist discussed her series “Flora and Fauna,” and finding her way in the art world with The Daily Texan.

Fine Arts Library debuts 21st century makerspace

Wednesday, September 14, 2016   |  Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle Foundry Article

For most of history, libraries have been spaces for input: to read, to listen, to absorb information. But as of this month, the library in the Fine Arts Library is now a space for output, too. In it is a new high-tech area called the Foundry where anyone can record music, make 3-D prints, design games, sew, and slip into virtual realities. Read more from the Austin Chronicle.

Statesman remembers Music alum, longtime carillonneur

Wednesday, September 7, 2016   |  Austin American-Statesman
Thomas Anderson Austin American Statesman

Thomas Anderson (B.M. 1953, M.M. 1956) spent the better part of 61 years playing the UT Tower bells, becoming a master of the massive, complex contraption. He died Aug. 18. 

Maker Space to Support New Program, Creativity in the Library

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
The Foundry will support students in the new Arts and Entertainment Technologies major.

The University of Texas Libraries and the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin are launching a new productivity space that will allow users to take ideas and turn them into reality. “The Foundry,” a new maker space set to open in the Fine Arts Library (FAL), will provide tools for pursuing creative impulses and ideas within a space where students can gather to create independently or collaboratively.

Did You Know UT’s Collections Contain More Objects Than the Smithsonian?

Tuesday, August 23, 2016   |  The Austinot
A big thick book resting on a horizontal surface

The huge educational institution that sits in the middle of our city, The University of Texas at Austin, contains millions of objects that reflect human history. In January 2016, The University of Texas Press published a book called “The Collections,” which details some of the items on campus that exemplify history and culture across more than 700 pages.