Houston artist Trenton Doyle Hancock will join the University of Texas at Austin Department of Art and Art History as the spring 2018 artist-in-residence. The residency will take place from February 22-March 9, and March 19-April 6, 2018, with lectures on Thursday, February 22 and Wednesday, March 28. During this time he will also engage with UT students through studio visits and seminars.
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A graduate of the University of Texas now holds the record for the largest planned donation to the Longhorn Band after gifting $12 million to the program. Rick Church, a 1977 engineering graduate who still plays his tuba in the “X” of the “TEXAS” formation during Alumni Band Day, also committed $7 million from his estate to the university’s Department of Engineering and the Cockrell School of Engineering, and $350,000 to the band’s Legacy Fund and scholarships, the university said.
Longhorn band alumnus Rick Church recently made the largest planned gift ever to the Longhorn Band — $12 million, to be exact.He also committed $7 million from his estate to the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in 1977. These gifts are in addition to his generous $350,000 pledge to support the Longhorn Band’s Legacy Fund and scholarships. Church’s remarkable generosity to the Longhorn Band and the Cockrell School was motivated by gratitude and appreciation for the people who helped shape his future.
College of Fine Arts Co-Sponsors 2018 Lozano Long Conference on Colonial Latin American Artifacts Feb 21-23
The Blanton Museum of Art and LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections present the 2018 Lozano Long Conference, “Create, Consume, Collect: The Lives of Colonial Latin American Artifacts.”
Assistant Dean Doreen Lorenzo, director of the School of Design and Creative Technologies and the Center for Integrated Design, believes design thinking is a way of approaching problems that can help in any field. That's why students from any major at the university can take design-thinking classes through the Center for Integrated Design.
Decoding the Codex: Hand-Painted Reproduction of Ancient Aztec Manuscript Offers Fresh Perspectives into Mesoamerican Culture
This spring, visitors to UT Department of Art and Art History's Visual Arts Center had the rare opportunity to see a collection of 76 hand-painted folios that recreate a 16th century Aztec manuscript, the Codex Borgia, which survived the burning of books by the Spaniards and lived in obscurity in Vatican archives for centuries.
Jurassic Quest: Students combine design, science and technology to build animatronic raptor suits for the play Enron
University of Texas students from all disciplines come together in an independent studies course in the College of Fine Arts to build animatronic raptor suits for the play Enron.
Every year, artists of all genres travel from far and wide to perform at South by Southwest. One of these groups, Sangat, is a multicultural and transnational music ensemble that consists of members of the National Academy of Performing Arts in Karachi, Pakistan, and the Butler School of Music. Sangat’s name is Sanskrit for “a coming together."
Associate Professor of Theatre Education (UTeach Theatre) at the University of Texas Department of Theatre and Dance Roxanne Schroeder-Arce is given the Texas Educational Theatre Association's Higher Education Teacher of the Year award.
Women were restricted from jazz during prohibition because it was considered underground and dirty, Sarah said. Playing instruments was not considered ladylike or sexy, so women weren’t welcomed into jazz until the 70s and 80s. Sarah said she thinks the lack of records on women jazz musicians before then is a problem because young female musicians don’t know who to look up to.