College of Fine Arts News

Violin Virtuosos Take Center Stage at UT

Sunday, February 16, 2014   |  The University of Texas

On February 21 the Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin welcomes 42 of the world’s best violinists to campus for an intense 10-day competition.

Presidential Chemistry

Sunday, February 9, 2014   |  The New York Times

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (B.A. in Drama, 1975) prepares for the Broadway debut of “All The Way,” staring Bryan Cranston. Previews begin February 10.

In UTs Visual Arts Center, an Underground Skateboard World

Tuesday, February 4, 2014   |  The Alcalde

Artist Michael Sieben, BFA ’99, is the Visual Arts Center’s artist-in-residence this spring and has created an underground skateboard world—complete with a clubhouse, a skate ramp, a campfire ring, and a mysterious cast of characters known only as the “The Dwellers.”

Girls Gone West

Wednesday, January 29, 2014   |  The Alcalde

Five Longhorns set out on a 10 day, 4,000-mile journey to explore the great Earthworks of the American Southwest. The result: a new art exhibit in the Center Space of the Visual Art Center that opens January 31.

A new musical by the 'Urinetown' team is born on the 40 Acres

Wednesday, December 11, 2013   |  The Austin Chronicle

Tony Award-Winning Duo Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann’s new project, a subversive zombie musical was commissioned by True Love Productions. Kotis, Hollmann, and director Sean Daniels tapped into the talents of University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance faculty Lyn Koenning and Natasha Davison and their students to workshop the musical this fall.

Emily Ballew Neff has been appointed Director of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.

Monday, November 4, 2013   |  The University of Oklahoma

Emily Ballew Neff, a distinguished curator of American art and the art of the American West, and the founding Curator of American Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will be appointed Director of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, pending approval by the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents.