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.
College of Fine Arts News
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.
The College of Fine Arts showcased its prominence in the Austin arts community with strong representation at the Austin Critics Table Awards on May 23.
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.
The Alcalde featured a recent exhibition by John Stoney, associate professor of studio art. He discussed his work, including his family history with spoon-bending parties.
Stephennie Mulder, associate professor of Islamic Art and Architecture, discussed the role of media in hyping scientific news without fact-checking.
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.
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.
The Visual Arts Center (VAC) at The University of Texas at Austin has been awarded a $45,000 grant to support a multi-part exhibition by Mexico City-based artist Victor Perez-Rul curated by Leslie Moody Castro (M.A., Art Education, 2010).
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.