Art and Art History

Kristin Lucas asks art-goers to 'Dance with flARmingos' in a mixed reality mating ritual

Tuesday, November 14, 2017   |  Engadget
Flamingos walking around

Engadget presents a multilayered installation from artist Kristin Lucas, assistant professor of studio art in the Department of Art and Art History, that allows people to step into the reality of flamingos. Lucas’s “Dance with flARmingos” is in development as part of her residency at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, New York.

Studio Art graduate students join with visiting schools on new VAC exhibition

Wednesday, November 8, 2017   |  The Daily Texan
Art hangs on a white wall

In the current Visual Arts Center exhibition, “Room before,” graduate studio art students from the Department of Art and Art History teamed up with their peers at six other universities. The Daily Texan explores the work, which is on view through Dec. 9.

Art History professor participates in online debate over Viking clothing

Wednesday, November 8, 2017   |  The Atlantic

Stephennie Mulder, Art History associate professor, challenged recent articles about Viking clothing research by turning to Twitter. The Atlantic looks into the ramifications of the debate and the significance of this ancient clothing on current events in America.

Mexico City-based artist and alum Thomas Glassford mixes many cultural influences in his work

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Dean Doug Dempster visits with Thomas Glassford in Glassford's studio in Mexico City. Photo by Alicia Dietrich.

When Thomas Glassford (B.F.A., Studio Art, 1988) moved to Mexico City to set up a practice in the early 1990s, he never dreamed he’d still be there nearly three decades later.

“Mexico City is a massive city with an enormous historical footprint—it's the oldest colonial city in the New World—so of course it's a huge amount of history to tap into,” said Glassford when asked about what’s kept him there so long. “I think more than anything it's just the fact that I've been here and created a home here and an exchange.”


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