A new exhibition at the Whitney takes a look at performance art’s beginnings and includes works by Art and Art History Professor Michael Smith. Check out the slide show.
College of Fine Arts News
The University of Texas' College of Fine Arts has appointed Bruce Pennycook as director of the digital arts program that will include courses in art, art history, dance and music. Douglas Dempster, dean of the College of Fine Arts, said the new program is being created to address the blurring of artistic disciplines using different multimedia technologies.
The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin has been awarded a $504,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a curatorial fellowship program to help train future museum curators. In collaboration with the Department of Art and Art History in the College of Fine Arts, the Blanton will pilot an innovative and rigorous program for art history doctoral students.
James Turrell unveiled his newest Skyspace at the University of Texas at Austin. It was financed through a percent-for-art policy, which direct a small percentage, typically 1 percent, of the budgets of campus construction projects to public art. Such policies are becoming increasingly common at Texas public universities, and campus leaders say they contribute to the vibrancy of their institutions.
As staged by UT, this drama of convicts making theatre in colonial Australia is fascinating to watch.
The latest work in The University of Texas at Austin's Landmarks public art program made its debut – Artist James Turrell's new Skyspace called “The Color Inside.” The installation is located on the roof of the Student Activity Center.
Members of the media gathered at sunset on the rooftop of the University of Texas's Student Activity Center to experience James Turrell’s The Color Inside, a new, permanent Skyscape commissioned by Landmarks, UT’s public arts program.
UT junior, studying for a BFA in Design, Raul de Lara learned about the Herradura Tequila Barrel Art Contest from a friend and read about the interesting rules, he decided to go for it.
One of the most important living artists, James Turrell reflects on light and the Skyspace, "The Color Inside."
"In Our/Their/Your Midst," - a current exhibition at the Visual Arts center features work by studio art graduate students Eric Swanson, Phil LadDeau and recent graduate Janaye Brown.