Art and Art History

Art History Professor Linda Henderson to Speak at Guggenheim Symposium

Thursday, October 11, 2018   |  Guggenheim
image from Guggenheim

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.

MacKenzie Stevens Named Director of Visual Arts Center

Wednesday, October 3, 2018   |  Art Forum
MacKenzie Stevens

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.

Art and Art History Students Receive Scholarships for Ox-Bow School of Art Summer Program

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Ox bow summer art program

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.

Former Art Education Professor Paul Bolin Releases New Book

Monday, October 1, 2018
Learning Things book cover

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.

UT Professor David Stuart Part of Team That Uncovers Major Mayan Find

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
La Corona altar archaeological discovery

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.


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