College of Fine Arts News

Curating on Campus: A Dialogue with Andrée Bober

Tuesday, May 23, 2017   |  Public Art Dialogue
Public Art Dialogue and blueberries

Public Art Dialogue turns its attention to public art on college campuses in its most recent volume. Alongside thoughtful contributions from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Auckland, New Zealand, and authors from the University of Leeds, PAD features an interview with Andrée Bober, director of Landmarks at The University of Texas at Austin. Conducted by Amanda Douberley, the interview traces the formation of the Landmarks collection and provides a framework for successful public art programs.

UT Grieves Loss of Opera Star and Alumna Barbara Smith Conrad

Monday, May 22, 2017   |  UT News
Barbara Smith Conrad gestures with her arms to a crowd

The University of Texas at Austin mourns the loss of world-renowned mezzo-soprano and alumna Barbara Smith Conrad (B.M., Music Studies, 1959), whose distinguished career has touched the lives of audiences around the world. Conrad died from complications related to Alzheimer’s disease on May 22. 

Beili Liu named a Texas State Artist of 2018

Thursday, May 18, 2017   |  Glasstire

Beili Liu, associate professor in the Department of Art and Art History, was named 2018 Texas State Three-Dimensional Artist by the Texas Legislature.

Robert Schenkkan’s latest play coming to UT

Monday, May 8, 2017   |  Austin American-Statesman
Robert Schenkkan

The Austin American-Statesman highlights the latest play by Robert Schenkkan (B.A., Drama, 1975) that will be performed at Brockett Theatre in August. “Building the Wall,” is set in West Texas two years into the future and will be directed by Brant Pope, chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Musicology professor named to Alcalde’s Texas Ten list

Monday, May 8, 2017   |  The Alcalde
A portrait of Charles Carson

The Alcalde honored Charles Carson, associate professor of musicology in the Butler School of Music, in their Texas Ten list of outstanding university faculty. The honorees are selected from alumni nominations and narrowed down by the alumni magazine.

Construction to begin in Fine Arts Library to create spaces for AET and Design students

Thursday, May 4, 2017
Design rendering of fourth floor balcony in the Fine Arts Library.

This summer, the Fine Arts Library will continue to transform its spaces to serve the needs of students in the College of Fine Arts and across the university.  This month, contractors will demolish the book stacks and internal walls of the fourth floor of the Fine Arts Library to create large classrooms with adaptable technologies, a high-tech teaching lab, dedicated design studios, a state-of-the-art audio studio, seminar rooms and faculty offices for the Center for Arts and Entertainment Technologies and the Center for Integrated Design.