Artist Katy McCarthy is the first recipient of the St. Elmo Arts Residency and fellowship, which is presented by the Department of Art and Art History and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin. The residency will take place over the 2018-19 academic year and will include a solo exhibition at the Wildflower Center.
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Photography & Media Lab manager and artist Amber Shields has been honored with one of the 2018 PDN Photo Annual awards in the category of "Personal Work." She has also recently been awarded the second place prize in the CENTER Choice awards in the Editor's Choice category.
Art History Professor Susan Rather Awarded 2018 Charles C. Eldredge Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in American Art
Art History Professor Susan Rather has been awarded the 2018 Charles C. Eldredge Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in American Art for her book The American School: Artists and Status in the Late Colonial and Early National Era (Yale University Press and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2016).
UPDATE-WINNERS ANNOUNCED: Austin Critics Awards nominees include College of Fine Arts faculty, students and alumni
Several students, faculty and alumni of the College of Fine Arts have been named nominees for the 2018 Austin Critics Table Awards by members of the Austin Critics Table. Winners will be announced Monday, June 4 at 7:00 p.m. at Cap City Comedy Club.
This spring, the College of Fine Arts will highlight four outstanding students at the upcoming spring commencement ceremony on Friday, May 18. These students were selected by the chairs of their respective departments as examples of excellence in the college.
University of Texas at Austin Art History Professor Richard Shiff and History Professor Ann Twinam will be inducted into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and were named among this year’s prestigious cohort of 213 individuals in a wide range of disciplines and professions, including renowned policy leaders such as former President Barack Obama and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announced 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship awards to 173 scholars, artists, and scientists this past Friday, April 6, including The University of Texas at Austin Studio Art Professor Margo Sawyer. Each fellowship recipient is granted $45,000 to support future creative endeavors.
University of Texas at Austin Studio Art Professor Margo Sawyer has been selected to receive a 2018 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. The Foundation has awarded 173 fellowships chosen from a pool of 3,000 applicants.
Professor Eddie Chambers Reflects on How Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life and Death Shaped the Arts, Then and Now
University of Texas Art and Art History Professor Eddie Chambers pens an Op-Ed for CNN on the how the life and death of Martin Luther King Jr. shaped the Arts.
The life and collection of the late art historian and professor emeritus will be celebrated in the Benson’s Rare Books and Manuscripts Reading Room on Tuesday, March 27, at 3 p.m. Selected materials from the archive will be on view in an exhibition titled The Legacy of Jacqueline Barnitz.