College of Fine Arts News

Design Institute for Health brings creativity to health ecosystem

Sunday, March 15, 2015
Stacey Chang and Beto Lopez

The Design Institute for Health is a first-of-its-kind institution dedicated to applying design thinking and creative solutions to the nation’s health care challengesand integrating that perspective into medical education and community health programs. The institute is a collaboration between the new Dell Medical School and the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin, leaders from the two schools announced at The Contemporary Austin–Jones Center on Monday, the first day of the inaugural South by Southwest Health and MedTech Expo.

Nancy Rubins’ ‘Monochrome for Austin’ an elegant monument for UT

Monday, March 9, 2015   |  Austin American Statesman

A bouquet of aluminum canoes and boats blossoms over a busy pedestrian intersection on the University of Texas campus.Called “Monochrome for Austin,” the sculpture by Nancy Rubins stands 50 feet tall and stretches about as wide. Commissioned by UT’s public art program, Landmarks, it is now the largest sculpture on the UT campus.

Five Great UT Artistic Landmarks

Monday, March 9, 2015   |  UT KNOW

Spend any time on the Forty Acres, and you’ll find yourself encountering some rather extraordinary art, even if you don’t seek it out — and often without setting foot inside a building. That’s due in large part to Landmarks, the university’s public art program that launched in 2008.

Discoveries in Art and Health: UT’s College of Fine Arts Announces Guest Residencies for Spring 2015

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas —The College of Fine Arts (COFA) at The University of Texas at Austin will offer three opportunities this spring for members of the university and the health community to attend lectures by noted speakers on issues illuminating connections among the arts, innovative thinking and healthcare. Through the lecture series, the College of Fine Arts hopes to promote a broader vision of career options to its students. 

Oscar G. Brockett Center and American Theatre Magazine are Editorial Partners

Wednesday, February 11, 2015   |  Texas Theatre & Dance

The Oscar G. Brockett Center for Theatre History and Criticism has been invited to partner with American Theatre magazine to produce the monthly feature “Almanac,” an editorial highlighting historical information and significant anniversaries.

Finding Refuge

Wednesday, February 4, 2015   |  The Austin Chronicle

UT Theatre students cross borders with the acclaimed artists of the Moving Company in Refugia.

Alumnus Luke Leonard Brings“Bum Phillips All-American Opera” to the stage

Sunday, December 14, 2014   |  The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance

Alumnus Luke Leonard (M.F.A. Directing ‘10) has brought the history of O.A. “Bum” Philips, coach of the Houston Oilers from 1975-1980 and father of former Dallas Cowboy’s coach Wade Phillips, to life in a new work of that premiered earlier this year.

The illuminating Art of James Turrell

Monday, November 17, 2014   |  Texas Highways

There are currently three permanent Turrell public installations to visit in Texas—two in Houston and The Color Inside at the University of Texas Student Activity Center in Austin.