College of Fine Arts News

Professor discusses audience engagement research with The Alcalde

Wednesday, July 29, 2015   |  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.

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

Tuesday, July 28, 2015   |  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.”

Design Institute for Health featured on Texas Exes’ The Hook

Tuesday, July 28, 2015   |  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.

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

Wednesday, July 22, 2015   |  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.

NBC News Highlights Butler School’s Mariachi Camp

Tuesday, July 21, 2015   |  NBC News

NBC News explores the heart, soul and heritage within the Butler School of Music’s Mariachi Camp. Reporter Juan Castillo highlighted the four-day camp that pairs high school musicians with some of the genre’s top performers and educators. For some students, it’s about connecting with their family history.

Professor Aims to Expand Art Audiences With $3.5 Million Wallace Foundation Grant

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

University of Texas at Austin Professor Francie Ostrower is the recipient of a $3.5 million grant from The Wallace Foundation to study how performing arts organizations can develop approaches to attracting new audiences with the aim of generating useful lessons for arts organizations across the nation. Ostrower, who was selected through a competitive process, holds a joint appointment in the College of Fine Arts and the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

UT Board of Regents Honor Art Education Professor for Teaching

Monday, July 13, 2015   |  Department of Art and Art History

Art and Art History Associate Professor Christina Bain is being honored as one of the 2015 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award recipients by the UT Board of Regents. Bain’s research interests focus on the intersection of theory with practice in art education. 

Theatre and Dance Professor Honored for Teaching by UT Board of Regents

Monday, July 13, 2015   |  Department of Theatre and Dance

Department of Theatre and Dance Assistant Professor Rebecca Rossen is among 11 University of Texas at Austin faculty members honored with the 2015 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award. Rossen is a dance historian, performance scholar and choreographer whose research interests include modern and postmodern dance, staging of identity in physical performance and the relationship between research and practice.

Music Professor Jerry Junkin to Receive Midwest Clinic Medal of Honor

Thursday, July 2, 2015   |  Butler School of Music

The director of bands will be recognized this December by the Midwest Clinic, an international band and orchestra conference. The medal recognizes conductors, educators, composers and others whose unique service to music education and continuing influence on instrumental music deserve the highest recognition. 

Design Student Builds “Tiny House”

Thursday, July 2, 2015   |  ABC News

Learn more about how Design student Joel Weber designed and built a living space for himself in 145 square feet to help avoid college debt.

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