Studio Art Professor Margo Sawyer's work will be displayed in the public spaces and guest rooms of the Lancaster, the historical and newly re-opened art hotel in Houston.
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Professor Linda Henderson will talk at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in a lecture titled, "Visions of Space and Matter: Hilma af Klint in Her Occult/Scientific Context" on October 12, 2018. Henderson is set to speak, along with an international roster of speakers, to discuss theosophy and other esoteric belief systems’ impact on 20th century development of abstraction in both the United States and Europe, and how it connects with af Klint’s work.
The Visual Arts Center (VAC) at The University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce the appointment of MacKenzie Stevens as its new director. Stevens 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. As the director of an experiential, public-facing curatorial laboratory at UT Austin, Stevens will be responsible for providing vision and programmatic leadership in her new role at the Visual Arts Center. Stevens begins her new role on Oct. 1, 2018.
Kristin Lucas' FlARmingos is an ongoing augmented reality project, on Governors Island in New York, in which she asks people to join digital flamingos in a dance of ecological awareness.
Each year, the Department of Art and Art History funds scholarship opportunities for selected students pursuing BA’s or BFA’s in Studio Art to attend the Ox-Bow School of Art summer program. This year eight undergraduate students were awarded funds to attend, including Lindsay Davis, Haley Hill, Brook Johnson, Rae Kim, Emily Lee, Vivek Sebastien, Celia Shaheen, and Audrey Williams.
Studio Art Professor Nicole Awai and M.F.A. candidate Ariel Jackson included in group of artists asked to imagine monuments to replace those that celebrate the Confederacy.
Assistant Professor of Art History Adele Nelson and Associate Professor of Art History Stephennie Mulder reflect on Brazil's National Museum Fire and say we need to rethink the value of cultural heritage.
Former Art Education Professor Paul Bolin released his latest book, Learning Things: Material Culture in Art Education, with colleague Doug Blandy. This is the first comprehensive book to connect art education to material culture—an evolving pedagogy about the meaning of “things” in the lives of children, youth, and adults.
A team of archaeologists working at the Classic Maya site of La Corona, located in jungle forest of the Petén in northern Guatemala, has discovered a nearly 1,500-year-old carved altar. This monument, the oldest found to date at the site, presents new evidence for how a powerful kingdom—known as Kaanul dynasty—began its two-century domination of much of the lowland Maya region.
Doctoral Candidate in Art History Cristóbal Andrés Jácome Awarded Prestigious Getty Research Institute Fellowship
Doctoral candidate in Art History Cristóbal Andrés Jácome has been awarded one of four prestigious Getty Research Institute fellowships (link is external) for 2018-2019.