College of Fine Arts News

Theatre’s Charlotte Canning awarded NYU’s Joe Callaway Prize

Wednesday, July 20, 2016   |  New York University

New York University has awarded the Joe A. Callaway Prize for the Best Book on Drama or Theater to University of Texas, Austin Professor Charlotte Canning for her On the Performance Front: US Theatre and Internationalism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). 

Landmarks adds work of two artists to new Dell Medical School campus

Thursday, July 7, 2016   |  Landmarks
Marc Quinn, Spiral of the Galaxy, 2016. Reproduced by permission of Sotheby’s. Courtesy of Landmarks, the public art program of The University of Texas at Austin.

Landmarks, The University of Texas at Austin’s public art program, announces two significant additions: the recent acquisition of Marc Quinn’s 2013 sculpture, Spiral of the Galaxy, to be unveiled in September 2016; and the commission of O N E E V E R Y O N E, a community-based photography project by Ann Hamilton (January 2017). Both works will be installed at the university’s Dell Medical School and are funded through a percent-for-art allocation that sets aside 1- to 2-percent of capital improvement projects for the acquisition of public art.

Board of Regents honors Theatre professor for teaching excellence

Friday, June 24, 2016   |  University of Texas at Austin

Andrew Carlson, clinical assistant professor of performance as public practice in the Department of Theatre and Dance, was one of 11 UT Austin faculty selected for the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award. 

Graduate student spends summer at the Smithsonian Institute

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Veronica Rivera Negron

Originally from Naranjito, Puerto Rico, Theatre and Dance Graduate Student Verónica Rivera-Negrón is off to do a fellowship at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. Rivera-Negrón is working on the project “Commemorating the Centennial of the Jones Act: Research and Programming,” under the Latino Museum Studies Program. The Jones Act is the legal document that declared Puerto Ricans United States Citizens in 1917.

Exhibition co-curated by Art History Professor John R. Clarke travels to Montana

Wednesday, June 15, 2016   |  Department of Art and Art History
John Clarke Exhibition

Department of Art and Art History Professor John R. Clarke co-curated an exhibition opening this week at the Montana State University’s Museum of the Rockies. Leisure and Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis near Pompeii explores the lavish lifestyles of Romans under the shadow of Mount Vesuvius before the villas were destroyed in a volcanic eruption.

Glasstire explores campus through The Collections

Tuesday, May 31, 2016   |
The Collections in the Daily Texan

Visual arts website Glasstire took a tour of  UT’s campus by flipping through The Collections, a book chronicling all the university’s many collections.