College of Fine Arts News

What does the threat to cut NEA funding mean in Austin?

Monday, May 1, 2017   |  The Austin Chronicle
Professor Francie Ostrower

As proposed budgets threaten to cut all federal funding for the National Endowment of the Arts, the Austin Chronicle looks at what impact this could have in Austin. Francie Ostrower, professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance and LBJ School of Public Affairs, provides insight into how this federal funding filters down to states and local arts organizations.

Renovated Blanton Museum Enriched by Objects from the Art and Art History Collection

Thursday, April 20, 2017   |  Department of Art and Art History
A colorful woven hat

The Blanton Museum of Art re-opened its doors on Feb. 12 to a completely reimagined presentation of its galleries and permanent collection. The ancient American and Latin American galleries now include items from the Art and Art History Collection on loan from the Department of Art and Art History.

Video: College hosts “Designing an Arts College for the Future” at SXSW

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Dancers perform as part of "Reflective Impulse" at SXSW

The College of Fine Arts recently had the opportunity to highlight some of our new and evolving programs at SXSW this month. The University of Texas hosted their second “UT Live” event this year at 3Ten ACL Live. The college participated with the program “Designing an Arts College for the Future,” which covered how the college is evolving and shared the work of two graduate students.