The University of Texas at Austin is launching a new program that brings UT students to New York City for a semester to study and pursue internships and other valuable connections and experiences that will help them transition into their professional careers. UT in New York (UTNY) will host its inaugural class in fall 2019.
College of Fine Arts News
The Department of Art and Art History now offers a studio art minor for students included in the 2018–2020 course catalog. Students can apply starting this semester and have the opportunity to take studio art courses such as drawing, painting, photography, print and sculpture.
Professor Susan Mickey was recently nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award (Equity) in Costume Design for her work in The Taming of the Shrew (Chicago Shakespeare Theater). These prestigious awards honor outstanding theatre artists in the Chicago area by recognizing excellence through its recommendations, awards and honors. The 50th Equity Awards will be presented October 22, 2018 at Drury Lane Theatre (Oakbrook Terrace, IL).
Associate Professor Lisa B. Thompson's work Monroe has its world premier at Austin Playhouse on September 7. Set in 1946 during the great migration north, Monroe depicts the impacts of a lynching on both the victim’s family and the community at large, and how those same people still strive for a better future.
Assistant Professor of Design Jiwon Park has been awarded a Red Dot Award: Communication Design in the Brand Design category for her project, “SAIB,” which created a brand concept, logo, visual system and application for the intimate cosmetic brand SAIB & Co.
The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance presents a semi-staged reading featuring professional and student actors in a lyrical biography of the life and work Leonard Bernstein, directed by KJ Sanchez. Written by Kirk Lynn and commissioned through collaboration with The College of Fine Arts and Texas Performing Arts, A Plan and Not Quite Enough Time takes a symphonic look at the major melodies playing throughout Bernstein's life: music, family, spiritual longing, carnal passions and death.
"Encompassing a 25-foot high and 160-foot wide wall of Robert B. Rowling Hall at the university’s business school, Parlá’s mural is an ode to solidarity, labor, and remembrance." Read Osman Can Yerebakan's review of José Parlá’s Amistad América in BOMB magazine.
Studio Art Professor Teresa Hubbard and Senior Lecturer Alexander Birchler will speak at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in a lecture titled, "Conversations with Contemporary Artists: Reimagining the Life of Flora Mayo with Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler" on September 5, 2018. Hubbard and Birchler will discuss their contribution to the 57th Venice Biennale, Flora, a film installation, and its accompanying work, Bust.
Five Theatre and Dance Graduates Selected to Exhibit Work in the 2019 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space
Theatre and Dance graduates Kelsey Vidic, Bruno-Pierre Houle, Lucey Erb, E.L. Hohn and Yi-Tai Chung (all M.F.A.,Theatre, 2017) have been selected to exhibit their work in the 2019 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space (PQ), the largest performance design event in the world. The 14th PQ will take place June 6-16, 2019, in Prague. The U.S. exhibition at the PQ is supported, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long were presented the Santa Rita Award, the UT System Board of Regents' highest honor, on Thursday, August 9. The award is given to those who serve as the highest example of selfless and public-spirited service. The Longs have contributed approximately $100 million throughout UT campuses in San Antonio, the Rio Grande Valley and Austin, including the College of Fine Arts.