Celebrating Diversity in Fine Arts

Celebrating Diversity in Fine Arts

Acclaimed Chinese Dance Drama Includes Beili Liu Art Installation

Tuesday, July 30, 2019   |  Xinhua
scenes from Under Siege dance drama

University of Texas Studio Art Professor Beili Liu's art installation is included in the acclaimed dance drama Under Siege, a China National Arts Fund supported project that has toured across the globe many times and is expected to make its U.S. premiere at New York's Lincoln Center on Aug. 8, with three stagings through Aug. 10.

Beili Liu's New Installation Speaks to the Crisis of Children Detained at our Border

Thursday, July 11, 2019   |  Crosscut
Beili Liu clothing installation

University of Texas Studio Art Professor Beili Liu's exhibition Each and Every, created during a three-week residency and displayed at MadArt Studio in Seattle, uses children's clothing dipped in cement to talk about the atrocities inflicted on migrant children and their families at the southern border crossing of the United States.

Four Students Highlighted at 2019 Commencement Ceremony

Thursday, May 23, 2019
student spotlights 2019

Four students were chosen for commencement spotlight in the College of Fine Arts: Keya Patel, Department of Art and Art History; Ryan Hicks, School of Design and Creative Technologies; Q Langman, Butler School of Music; and Laura Gonzalez, Department of Theatre and Dance. 

Students Bring Inspiration to Cohen New Works Festival

Friday, April 12, 2019
dance thumbnail

The Cohen New Works Festival at the University of Texas is an institution in the Department of Theatre and Dance has been a large part of the curriculum and community since it began in 2007. Focused on collaboration, representation and creating and enriching communities within the College of Fine Arts as well as across the greater campus community, the biennial festival is known for highlighting student work that might not otherwise get an opportunity to be performed.

New chamber opera brings to life true story of trans stagecoach driver in the California Gold Rush

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
The Barmaid (Chang Liu) sings to Charley (Holden Madagame). Composer Keith Allegretti conducts. Photo by Logan Smith.

The new chamber opera Good Country, created by Cecelia Raker (librettist) and Keith Allegretti (composer), is based on true accounts of Charley Parkhurst, a trans stagecoach driver during the California Gold Rush. This is one of the first operas ever to be composed in collaboration with a trans singer, and written for their voice. Thanks to a grant from the Fine Arts Diversity Committee, internationally acclaimed tenor and trans activist Holden Madagame will perform in the lead role as part of the 2019 Cohen New Works Festival.

Eddie Chambers Awarded Terra Foundation for American Art International Publication Grant

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Eddie Chambers

The College Art Association has announced its 2019 Terra Foundation for American Art International Publication Grant recipients, including among its ranks UT Austin Art History Professor Eddie Chambers. The Terra Foundation for American Art provides financial support for the publication of book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of American art, as defined as art (circa 1500–1980) of what is now the geographic United States.

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