College of Fine Arts News

Important text discovered at archeological site in Italy may shed light on Etruscan deities

Monday, April 4, 2016
Michael Thomas, left, discovers the inscription on the slab from the Etruscan monument.

Archaeologists working on the Mugello Valley Archaeological Project in Italy have discovered what may be a rare sacred text in the Etruscan language that is likely to yield rich details about Etruscan worship of a god or goddess. The project is co-directed by Dr. Michael Thomas, who is also director of the Center for the Study of Ancient Italy in the Department of Art and Art History.

Stephennie Mulder discusses ISIS at KUT live event

Friday, April 1, 2016   |  KUT Austin

Stephennie Mulder, associate professor of Islamic Art and Architecture, joined KUT Austin’s Views & Brews for a live discussion panel at the Cactus Cafe. Listen to the episode, which focused on the rhetoric, the iconography, the mythology and the history around the development of ISIS.  

Fast Company interviews Doreen Lorenzo about integrating design studies at UT

Monday, March 28, 2016   |  Fast Company
Doreen Lorenzo

In today’s business world, design is all about problem solving and critical skills, Doreen Lorenzo said. After a successful career in the design industry, Lorenzo is bringing her knowledge to the university. Lorenzo discussed with Fast Company her move to UT to integrate design studies.

Museum Studies certificate available to undergraduate students this fall

Monday, March 28, 2016   |  School of Undergraduate Studies
Museum Studies Certificate

Beginning this fall, undergraduate students can earn a Bridging Disciplines Program certificate in Museum Studies through curriculum that draws upon the impressive array of museums, collections and archives across the University of Texas at Austin campus.  

Butler Alum’s composition work praised during stop at TPA

Friday, March 18, 2016   |  Austin American-Statesman
Eighth Blackbird in Austin American-Statesman

Eighth Blackbird’s March tour stop of Hand Eye at McCullough Theatre was described by the Austin American-Statesman as “surprising, energetic and engaging work.” The evening-length piece was composed in part by Robert Honstein (M.M., Composition, 2007), and visual elements were co-commissioned by Texas Performing Arts.

Theatre lecturer to Broadway: The millennial generation has got your back

Thursday, March 17, 2016   |  Austin American-Statesman

Lyn Koenning, lecturer in the Department of Theatre and Dance, believes the millennial generation will help support the American musical through a changing economy and industry. She writes in the Austin American-Statesman, “As they cultivate community, encourage conversation and influence content, we can all rest assured that millennials will sustain the American musical for years to come.”

Statesman features the unique and unusual items in The Collections

Friday, March 11, 2016   |  Austin American-Statesman
Maya Figurine

The Collections, edited by Landmarks Director AndréeBober, featured the more than 170 items in collections across the UT campus. The Austin American-Statesman highlighted the book and some of the more unique and unusual items found on the Forty Acres.