Art and Art History

Art and Art History

Four Students Highlighted at 2019 Commencement Ceremony

Thursday, May 23, 2019
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Four students were chosen for commencement spotlight in the College of Fine Arts: Keya Patel, Department of Art and Art History; Ryan Hicks, School of Design and Creative Technologies; Q Langman, Butler School of Music; and Laura Gonzalez, Department of Theatre and Dance. 

Sightlines Reviews St. Elmo Residency Artist Katy McCarthy's Work at Wildflower Center

Friday, May 10, 2019   |  Sightlines
Katy McCarthy

Sightlines Magazine reviews Such Lonesome Country by Katy McCarthy, now on display at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. McCarthy is the inaugural fellow of the St. Elmo Arts Residency, a joint program between UT’s Department of Art and Art History and the Wildflower Center, which joined the University of Texas system in 2006. The nine month residency awards one recent MFA graduate with a $30,000 stipend, housing and studio space, as well as teaching opportunities at UT and the Wildflower Center.

Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler solo exhibition at The Giacometti Foundation

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
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William and Bettye Nowlin Professor of Studio Art Teresa Hubbard and Associate Professor of Practice Alexander Birchler, Co-Area Heads of Photography & Media at the Department of Art and Art History, will present their Venice Biennale piece, Flora, and the accompanying work, Bust, at The Giacometti Foundation in Paris. The solo exhibition will be on view from April 5 - June 9, 2019. 

Studio Art Professor Margo Sawyer Creates Public Art Project for U.S. Embassy in Kosovo

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Kosovo art spiral

Commissioned by the U.S. Department of State's Art in Embassies program, The University of Texas at Austin Studio Art Professor Margo Sawyer has completed her monumental public art project, Synchronicity Spiral for Kosovo, for the U.S. Embassy in Pristina, Kosovo. Sawyer worked with renowned German glass studio Franz Mayer of Munich, who were behind the glass pieces of Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin at the Blanton Museum of Art, to create a site-specific, large-scale sculpture of hand-painted glass. 

College of Fine Arts Faculty Named 2019 Provost's Author Fellows

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
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In an effort to provide increased support for associate professors pursuing promotion to full professor, 17 University of Texas faculty members have been selected for the Provost’s Authors Fellowship, including Luisa Nardini from the Butler School of Music and Athanasio Papalexandrou from the Department of Art and Art History.

This new program provides financial and programmatic support to faculty members engaged in the development and publication of scholarly books, and is intended to provide greater support to pursue research and scholarship at a critical point in their careers. The fellowship begins in June 2019 and will last 15 months. 

Eddie Chambers Awarded Terra Foundation for American Art International Publication Grant

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Eddie Chambers

The College Art Association has announced its 2019 Terra Foundation for American Art International Publication Grant recipients, including among its ranks UT Austin Art History Professor Eddie Chambers. The Terra Foundation for American Art provides financial support for the publication of book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of American art, as defined as art (circa 1500–1980) of what is now the geographic United States.


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