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.
Celebrating Diversity in Fine Arts
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.
University of Texas Assistant Professor of Studio Art Nicole Awai is featured in a group exhibition at the Barbara Davis Gallery in Houston.
University of Texas Professor of Studio Art Beili Liu's exhibition begins installation at Mad Art in Seattle, Washington.
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.
UT Faculty Member Rennie Harris, Isabella Rossellini, John Cameron Mitchell Headline at Texas Performing Arts
“Hedwig & the Angry Inch” star John Cameron Mitchell, actress Isabella Rossellini and street dance pioneer and UT Theatre and Dance faculty member Rennie Harris are among the artists coming next season to Texas Performing Arts, the University of Texas’ performing arts center.
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.
Assistant Professor of Instruction and UTeach Theatre faculty member Michael Avila is now the Treasurer-elect of the Texas Education Theatre Association.
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.
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.