College of Fine Arts News
"Good Design Then is Good Design Now:" Associate Professor Monica Penick Co-Curates Arts & Crafts Exhibit
University of Texas Associate Professor of Design Monica Penick Co-Curates “The Rise of Everyday Design: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain and America,” that runs through July 14 at the Harry Ransom Center.
Actor, Doty Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient and University of Texas alum Bruce McGill speaks to students about the art of acting, the value of a dollar and how to make one’s way in the world.
Landmarks will unveil a new installation by New York City-based artist Beth Campbell on April 11, 2019. The site-specific commission, titled Spontaneous future(s), Possible past, consists of a mobile and companion graphite drawing. Both works will be sited at Dell Medical School’s Health Transformation Building at The University of Texas at Austin.
Actress, producer and entrepreneur Felicia Day was recently honored with the College of Fine Arts’ E. William Doty Young Alumna Award. While Day received her degree in math from UT, she attended UT on a full violin scholarship, took dance classes in the Department of Theatre and Dance and starred in multiple productions in the department. Director of Communications Alicia Dietrich spoke with Day about her career and creative projects.
University of Texas at Austin Dance senior Isaac Iskra pens a personal essay on how dance helped in working through autism and opening up to others.
School of Design and Creative Technologies Partners With Computer Science to Create Game Design Curriculum
In response to the growing demand for video game designers throughout Texas, The University of Texas at Austin is offering a new gaming curriculum, The University of Texas Game Development and Design Program. The program is a partnership between the departments of Arts and Entertainment Technologies (AET) and Computer Science (CS) intended for undergraduates with career interests in the gaming industry.
Senior Lecturer Rennie Harris discusses his new work Lazarus, commissioned for the sixtieth anniversary of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, with Michel Martin for NPR's All Things Considered.
Landmarks, The University of Texas public art program, has appointed Kathleen Brady Stimpert Deputy Director to oversee Landmarks’ operational and institutional affairs. Stimpert comes to Landmarks from the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division where she managed all communications as well as the City’s UNESCO designation and cultural tourism plan.
University of Texas Playwright and Associate Professor KJ Sanchez's new musical, "Cincinnati King" which features the life of King Records owner Syd Nathan, is highlighted on PBS's "The Art Show."
Associate Professor Stephennie Mulder Separates Fact and Fiction in Islamic Art During Lecture in Ireland
UT Associate Professor Stephennie Mulder delivered the annual Chester Beatty lecture in Ireland to discuss her multiple-award-winning book, "The Shrines of the ‘Alids in Medieval Syria." Originally published in 2014, the volume has just been published in a paperback edition – the hardback sold out and is currently being reprinted.