Led by Army veteran and Theatre Ph.D. candidate Bart Pitchford, “The Warrior Chorus – Humanities in Action” uses classic literature to engage veterans with their communities and to open up new dialogues about war, conflict, comradeship, country family and politics.
College of Fine Arts News
Venice Biennale to showcase work of Photography Professor Teresa Hubbard and partner Alexander Birchler
Teresa Hubbard, the William and Bettye Nowlin Professor in Photography, and her partner, Alexander Birchler, have been invited to create and showcase new work at the 57th Venice Biennale, one of the largest and most prestigious exhibitions of contemporary art in the world.
As the founding photography professor in the Department of Art and Art History, Russell Lee left his mark on the program and his students. The Alcalde looks back on the famed photographer’s legacy as the Austin Independent School District names an elementary school in his honor.
Freshman Dance major Khori Tinson received a $10,000 “Live Más” Scholarship from the Taco Bell Foundation. She shared her passion for dance and how she earned the scholarship with The Daily Texan.
Michael Wellen (M.A. 2005; Ph.D., Art History, 2012) was appointed as the curator of international art at the Tate Modern in London, where he will focus on further developing the Latin American art representation in the Tate’s collection and exhibition program.
Students in the new Arts and Entertainment Technologies degree program have created an AET student council to connect students in the program with one another.
On the morning of October 24 2016, Landmarks hosted a public ceremony in which Spiral of the Galaxy, a tremendous seven-ton bronze sculpture by British artist Marc Quinn, was unveiled.
Currently on sabbatical and completing a studio residency in Berlin awarded by the Aargauer Kuratorium, Photography Professor Teresa Hubbard will have her work with collaborator Alexander Birchler included in multiple exhibitions this fall.
Paul Bolin, assistant chair of the Department of Art and Art History’s Art Education Program, co-edited the book “Revitalizing History: Recognizing the Struggles, Lives and Achievements of African American and Women Art Educators.” Bolin and his co-editor Ami Kantawala were honored during a recent conference of the Texas Art Education Association.
Work from Nicole Awai, assistant professor in studio art, is included in “Home, Memory and Future,” a three-part exhibition celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Caribbean Cultural Center and African Diaspora Institute in New York. The exhibition explores the notion of home in the age of gentrification, dislocation, migration, exile, belonging, health and unaffordable housing.