Upcoming Events

Larry Bamburg in Conversation with Amy Hauft

  • October 17, 2017 4:00 PM

Larry Bamburg experiments with elements of the natural world, resulting in his sculptural works. His process is rooted in discovery — he often establishes an end goal and then works backwards in figuring how it can be realized. Bamburg’s artist talk with Leslie Waggoner Professor in Sculpture Amy Hauft will delve into his current exhibition installed at the Visual Arts Center, BurlsHoovesandShells on a Pedestal of Conglomerates. The exhibition will be on view until Dec. 9, 2017 with open gallery hours directly before the talk.  

Larry Bamburg earned a BFA in Painting and Metalsmithing from Texas Tech University and an MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Bamburg received an Emerging Artist Grant from the Rema Hort Mann Foundation in New York. He was a recent artist in residence at San Antonio’s Artpace. He currently has a large scale outdoor project on display through March 2018 on New York City’s High Line titled Avian Bird’s-Eye Burl Perch Camera Trap: hinged, galvanized and grounded. He is represented by Simone Subal Gallery in NYC.

Admission: N/A

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University Orchestra

  • October 17, 2017 7:30 PM

The UT University Orchestra, led by doctoral conducting students Paul Grobey and Tamara Dworetz, will open their season with works by Wagner, Tchaikovsky and Franck.

Admission: Free

Bates Recital Hall

Context is Everything: A Gold Medal Celebration for John R. Clarke, Redux

  • October 18, 2017 4:30 PM

In association with International Archaeology Day, the Center for the Study of Ancient Italy is sponsoring an abridged reprise of the Gold Medal Colloquium in Toronto given to UT Art History Professor John Clarke, featuring a short colloquium from Dr. Andrew M. Riggsby, Dr. Lauren Hackworth Petersen, and Director for Center for the Study of Ancient Italy Michael L. Thomas.

Admission: N/A

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Intern Scholarship Info Session

  • October 19, 2017 2:30 PM

This info session will provide students with tips on applying for the Intern Scholarship. The Intern Scholarship provides students the opportunity to apply for up to $2,000 of funding to support their internship experience.

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Professional Development Travel Initiative Info Session

  • October 19, 2017 5:00 PM

This info session will provide students with tips on applying for the Professional Development Travel Initiative Grant. The PDTI grant provides up to $700 per student for short-term group travel to professional development opportunities.

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Aeromoto's Zine Swap Show&Tell Party

  • October 19, 2017 6:00 PM

Join the co-founders of Aeromoto for a wild evening of zine swapping and art book show-and-telling, alongside the exhibition 'Fool's Romance / Books from Aeromoto'.

Admission: N/A

Visual Arts Center

College of Fine Arts Information Session

  • October 20, 2017 1:00 PM
  • October 23, 2017 1:00 PM
  • October 27, 2017 1:00 PM
  • October 30, 2017 1:00 PM

The College of Fine Arts Information Session and Tour provides a presentation overview of degree programs within Butler School of Music, the School for Design and Creative Technologies, Department of Theatre and Dance, and Department of Art and Art History. Sessions also provide an introduction to the College's audition and portfolio requirements for admission. Following the presentation, a tour is given by the respective departments.

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Tips & Tiffs: Portfolios & Websites

  • October 20, 2017 2:30 PM

Our Tiffs & Tips series features workshops for CoFA students on practical topics ranging from job searching to creating a resume to financial management. Come and enjoy freshly baked Tiff’s cookies while enhancing your professional development skills.

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Type Hike: Designers' Talk and Roundtable

  • October 24, 2017 6:00 PM

In conjunction with the Courtyard Gallery exhibition Type Hike -- featuring posters that celebrate and support the national parks and outdoors -- eight Austin-based designers from the project come together to discuss their experiences working in Texas as well as their reflections on Type Hike and the importance of doing pro-bono design work for causes they believe in.

Admission: N/A

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Great Organ Series: Joonho Park

  • October 24, 2017 7:30 PM

Joonho Park is an international award-winning virtuosic organist from South Korea. He is a visiting organ instructor at the Butler School of Music for the 2016-17 academic year.

Admission: Free

Bates Recital Hall

Tips & Tiffs: Networking 101

  • October 25, 2017 12:00 PM

Our Tiffs & Tips series features workshops for CoFA students on practical topics ranging from job searching to creating a resume to financial management. Come and enjoy freshly baked Tiff’s cookies while enhancing your professional development skills.

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Intern Scholarship Info Session

  • October 25, 2017 5:00 PM

This info session will provide students with tips on applying for the Intern Scholarship. The Intern Scholarship provides students the opportunity to apply for up to $2,000 of funding to support their internship experience.

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Timothy Yung – Masters Clarinet Recital

  • October 25, 2017 7:30 PM

Butler School of Music student masters clarinet recital

Admission: Free

Jessen Auditorium, Homer Rainey Hall

Conflicting Economic and Sacred Values in Aztec Culture

  • October 26, 2017 4:00 PM

In Aztec society jade, tropical feathers, gold, and turquoise, were prized for reasons that involved competing notions of “moral economy,” according to Igor Kopytoff’s definition of the term. For the Aztecs, these materials and objects made from them were valued both for their inherent sacred powers in traditional ideology, and for their powers as objects of wealth and prestige in a rapidly growing commercial economy. A reexamination of Aztec myths and tales reveals the state’s official stance—that sacred powers took priority and that only members of the high nobility were prepared by birth and training to manipulate these powers.  This, of course was a hard sell to other groups in Aztec society, and the official justifications, which are addressed to these others as well as the nobility, involve complex arguments, sometimes disingenuous, aimed at maintaining a type of status quo.

Admission: N/A

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Tips & Tiffs: Job & Internship Search Skills

  • October 27, 2017 2:30 PM

Our Tiffs & Tips series features workshops for CoFA students on practical topics ranging from job searching to creating a resume to financial management. Come and enjoy freshly baked Tiff’s cookies while enhancing your professional development skills.

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Mesoamerican Center presents "Water Management and Landesque Capital in the Maya Lowlands: Twenty Years of Digging and Two Days of LiDAR"

  • October 30, 2017 4:00 PM

Our understanding of Maya hydraulics and agroecosystems has entered a period of great dynamism with the rapid expansion of LiDAR imagery. The Soils and Geomorphology Lab at UT Austin in Geography acquired nearly 300 square km of LiDAR imagery that covers large areas of ancient Maya wetland fields and many reservoirs for the first time. The coverage indicates both wide-scale wetland canal and field systems, water management, and intensive, polycultural complexes of upland terraces and wetland fields. Over the last 15 years, we tested many such systems with excavations and multiple proxies for past formation and cultivation. But, the LiDAR imagery shows we studied only a small spatial sample of these systems. We present what we now know based on excavations from Lamanai to Sierra de Agua, and use the Li ​DAR​  imagery to outline our future plan to obtain a more geographically representative ​ ​ sample. Our goal here is to contextualize wetland agriculture and water management both diachronically and synchronically within Maya History.

Timothy Beach holds The C.B. Smith, Sr. Centennial Chair in United States - Mexico Relations #2 and directs the Soils and Geoarchaeology Lab in Geography at the University of Texas at Austin.  For twenty-one years, he taught at Georgetown University, where he held the Cinco Hermanos Chair and was Professor of Geography and Geoscience and Director of the STIA and Environmental Studies Programs. He has conducted field research on soils, geomorphology, paleoecology, wetlands, and geoarchaeology in the Corn Belt of the United States, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Syria, Turkey, Iceland, Colombia, Italy, and Germany funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Geographic Society, USAID, The University of Texas at Austin, and Georgetown University. These field seasons have been the bases for more than one hundred peer-reviewed articles and chapters and hundreds of scientific presentations around the world.  Most of his publications were on long-term environmental change, soils, paleoclimate, and geoarchaeology in the Maya world.  He was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and awarded Guggenheim and Dumbarton Oaks Fellowships, the G.K. Gilbert Award in Geomorphology, Georgetown University’s Distinguished Research Award in 2010, Georgetown's School of Foreign Service's Faculty of the Year for Teaching Excellence in 2014, and the Carl O Sauer Award in 2017.

Admission: N/A

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Conversation with Carol Mavor, author of Aurelia: Art and Literature through the Mouth of the Fairy Tale

  • October 31, 2017 3:30 PM

Leslie Waggoner Professor in Sculpture Amy Hauft will lead a conversation with Carol Mavor, art historian and author of "Aurelia: Art and Literature through the Mouth of the Fairy Tale." Mavor takes special interest in the fairy tale’s gastronomy, including Alice’s Wonderland cake marked eat me, the sugar of the witch’s house in "Hansel and Gretel" and the more disturbing ingestions of cannibalism, as in the Brothers Grimm’s "The Juniper Tree", where a murdered boy sings through the mouth of a bird: "My mother she killed me. My father he ate me."

Moving beyond this, Mavor discovers the fairy-tale realm in more surprising places: the tragic candy-land poetry of the 1950s "genius" child-poet Minou Drouet; the subterranean world of enchantment in the cave paintings of Lascaux; the brown fairies of African American poet Langston Hughes; and Miwa Yanagi’s black-and-white, bloody photograph of the Grandmother and Little Red Riding Hood holding one another in the cut open belly of the wolf, as an allegory of the victims of Hiroshima. Through the lens of the fairy tale Mavor reads the world of literature and art as both magical and political.

Carol Mavor is Professor of Art History and Visual Culture at the University of Manchester, England. As a writer who takes creative risks in form (literary and experimental) and political risks in content (sexuality, racial hatred, child-loving and the maternal), she has published widely on photography, cinema, colour and childhood. All her books, including Blue Mythologies: Reflections on a Colour (Reaktion, 2013), are richly illustrated with an eye on design. Her most recent monograph, Aurelia: Art and Literature through the Mouth of the Fairy Tale (Reaktion, 2017), is splashed with plenty of aurelian gold metallic ink and is perhaps the most beautiful of Mavor’s publications: indeed, it is an ‘artist’s book’.

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