College of Fine Arts News

Prominent Theatre History Scholar Oscar Brockett Dies at 87

Sunday, November 7, 2010   |  University of Texas Homepage

AUSTIN, Texas Theatre history scholar and University of Texas at Austin Professor Emeritus Oscar G. Brockett died on Nov. 7 in Austin, Texas, at the age of 87 due to complications following a massive stroke.

Brockett was a professor emeritus in The University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Theatre and Dance and was head of the doctoral program in Theatre History from 1980-2006. He was presented the College of Fine Arts E. William Doty Award in 1998 to recognize him as an individual of distinction in his field who has demonstrated extraordinary interest in the college.

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Thanks Day 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Beginning on Monday, November 8 and running through Wednesday, November 10, the College of Fine Arts will be celebrating Thanks Day, a new university-wide initiative.

Texas Performing Arts Displays Panels From The AIDS Memorial Quilt

Sunday, October 24, 2010   |  Texas Performing Arts

Texas Performing Arts, in partnership with AIDS Services of Austin, is proud to display panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt honoring some of the greatest names associated with the arts, now through Monday, November 1 in the Bass Concert Hall Lobby.

Visual Arts Center to Celebrate Grand Opening Sept. 24-26

Monday, June 28, 2010   |  Department of Art and Art History

A celebration weekend in September will highlight the grand opening of the new Visual Arts Center at The University of Texas at Austin, a vibrant new collaboration and exhibition space created by the College of Fine Arts Department of Art and Art History.

Endowment Supports UT String Project

Sunday, June 20, 2010

In 2009, UT grads Ann and Malcolm Brown created the Ann Callaway Brown Endowment Fund for the UT String Project. This endowment supports the UT String Project, which serves as a nationwide example for the training of teachers and young string players. The UT String Project has received numerous national awards, including the First Education Institution Award for being the most significant program in strings among American universities and colleges, and was named 2008 String Project of the Year by the National String Project Consortium. Learn more about the Malcolm's and their inspiring support of one of the oldest string projects in the nation.