College of Fine Arts News

Graduate student spends summer at the Smithsonian Institute

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Veronica Rivera Negron

Originally from Naranjito, Puerto Rico, Theatre and Dance Graduate Student Verónica Rivera-Negrón is off to do a fellowship at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. Rivera-Negrón is working on the project “Commemorating the Centennial of the Jones Act: Research and Programming,” under the Latino Museum Studies Program. The Jones Act is the legal document that declared Puerto Ricans United States Citizens in 1917.

Exhibition co-curated by Art History Professor John R. Clarke travels to Montana

Wednesday, June 15, 2016   |  Department of Art and Art History
John Clarke Exhibition

Department of Art and Art History Professor John R. Clarke co-curated an exhibition opening this week at the Montana State University’s Museum of the Rockies. Leisure and Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis near Pompeii explores the lavish lifestyles of Romans under the shadow of Mount Vesuvius before the villas were destroyed in a volcanic eruption.

Glasstire explores campus through The Collections

Tuesday, May 31, 2016   |  http://glasstire.com/2016/05/27/the-most-important-book-in-texas-this-year/
The Collections in the Daily Texan

Visual arts website Glasstire took a tour of  UT’s campus by flipping through The Collections, a book chronicling all the university’s many collections.

Mulder discusses culture of hype in LA Times

Wednesday, May 25, 2016   |  LA Times

Stephennie Mulder, associate professor of Islamic Art and Architecture, discussed the role of media in hyping scientific news without fact-checking.

College launches 2 new majors and 2 new minors

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
A student draws on a tablet at the launch exhibition for the Center for Arts and Entertainment Technologies. Photo by Lawrence Peart.

The College of Fine Arts will offer a B.S. in Arts and Entertainment Technologies, a B.A. in Design, an Art History Minor and a Minor in Arts Management and Administration in fall 2016.

UT Libraries provides update on The Foundry

Tuesday, May 24, 2016   |  UT Libraries
The Foundry rendering

As the semester came to a close, work began on The Foundry, a new creative space in the Fine Arts Library designed to support the specialized needs of students in the Center for Arts and Entertainment Technologies. UT Libraries provided an update on the space, which is expected to open for students in the fall.

Two Studio Art students receive Roy Crane Award

Wednesday, May 11, 2016   |  Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost

Two of the three recipients of the 2016 Roy Crane Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts are Studio Art students within the Department of Art and Art History. Ryan Hawk, a graduate student, and Ruhee Maknojia, an undergraduate in Studio Art and Middle Eastern Studies, received the award, which is given each year to UT students for unique, creative effort in the performing, literary and visual arts.

 

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