Art and Art History

Katy McCarthy Selected as Inaugural Fellow for UT Austin’s Artist Residency

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
an art installation in a room with a couch and a film screen showing a woman laying on a couch

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.

Amber Shields Wins 2018 PDN Photo Annual Award and CENTER Santa Fe Award

Thursday, May 24, 2018
a photo of a woman with a walker in front of a house with a U.S. flag

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.

Four Students To Be Highlighted at Spring Commencement Ceremony

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
four student images

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.

Art History Professor Richard Shiff Will Be Inducted Into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Art History Professor Richard Shiff

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.

Studio Art Professor Margo Sawyer Wins 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Studio Art Professor Margo Sawyer

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.

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