A Q&A With Actress and Producer Felicia Day

Thursday, March 7, 2019
Felicia Day

Actress, producer and entrepreneur Felicia Day was recently honored with the College of Fine Arts’ E. William Doty Young Alumna Award. While Day received her degree in math from UT, she attended UT on a full violin scholarship, took dance classes in the Department of Theatre and Dance and starred in multiple productions in the department. Director of Communications Alicia Dietrich spoke with Day about her career and creative projects. 

Charles O. Anderson's Dance (R)evolution

Monday, February 25, 2019
Charles Anderson dancing with students

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University of Texas Professor and Head of Dance Charles O. Anderson has transformed and diversified the dance program's curriculum, faculty and student body with a social justice emphasis.

A Q&A with Piano Technicians Charles Ball and Nathan Cook

Monday, February 25, 2019
closeup of piano keys

Nathan Cook and Charles Ball are the eyes and ears behind the hundreds of pianos housed in the Butler School of Music. A piano is not an instrument that is easily tuned by its user, so piano technicians like Charles and Nathan are crucial in maintaining a professional sound for performers. 

Charles White: Some Material

Monday, February 25, 2019
Charles White

UT Professor Eddie Chambers of the Department of Art and Art History explains the current display of work by legendary American artist, Charles White, currently on view in the Fine Arts library. White dedicated his life to his art, which was characterized by his commitment to depict African-Americans as dignified, resilient survivors.The display has been assembled from materials Professor Chambers has collected over many years.

A Q&A With Visual Arts Center Director MacKenzie Stevens

Thursday, February 21, 2019
MacKenzie Stevens

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MacKenzie Stevens was appointed director of the Visual Arts Center (VAC) in October 2018. As director of an experiential, public-facing curatorial laboratory, Stevens is responsible for providing vision and programmatic leadership in her new role. She joins the VAC from the Hammer Museum at the University of California in Los Angeles, where she was part of the curatorial team for four years.  

Design Ideas Take Flight Off Campus

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
students at IBM class

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The College of Fine Arts collaborates with outside companies, like IBM and argodesign, to create new classes that support hands-on learning for students. 

Zero-Waste Design: The Masks of Act III

Thursday, January 17, 2019
mask made from recycled material

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A Theatre and Dance student and alumna team created masks sourced from recycled and sustainable items for the zero-waste, student-run, grant-funded production of Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play